Stuffed Delicata Squash


This delicious fall recipe combines the savory and sweet for a dish that warms the soul. I first made it after receiving some delicata squash from a friend's farm. I never knew squash could be so good!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
2 servings


  • 1 delicata squash, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided, or as needed

  • 2 apples - peeled, cored and diced

  • ¼ cup diced onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 slices bacon

  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Brush inside surface of delicata squash halves with about 1 teaspoon olive oil; place on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender when pierced with a fork, about 30 minutes.

  4. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir apples and onion until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir garlic, rosemary, and cinnamon into apple mixture; season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low; continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender, about 5 minutes.

  5. Place bacon in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

  6. Fill delicata halves with apple mixture; crumble bacon and goat cheese over apple mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
11g Fat
45g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 309mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 32mg 161%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 945mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.