Have you tried Delicata squash? Ohmygoodness, it is our favorite squash these days! Here are the things I love about Delicata squash:
- You don’t have to peel it. This makes for easier meal prep and a beautiful presentation!
- It’s easier to cut than butternut squash, acorn squash, etc.
- It’s SWEET! You can honestly tell your kids that this “tastes like candy” (instead of trying to trick them with something like broccoli or green beans…they know, it really doesn’t taste like candy–but Delicata squash DOES!)
- It is versatile. Cook it with butter, herbs, chicken, Italian seasonings, other vegetables, meats, etc. Dress it up however you want, and it works!
- It is super yummy!
Here is a recipe that my family enjoys:
Delicata Squash with Sage and Butter
2 Delicata squash
1/4 c butter or ghee
3 TB fresh sage leaves, minced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Slice into half rings and place in a baking dish. Dot with butter or ghee and sprinkle sage leaves and salt over the top. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until squash is tender.
Have you cooked with Delicata squash before? If so, what’s your favorite way to cook it? If not, are you willing to try it? 🙂
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