Delicata Squash Recipes

Delicata squash appears in a variety of recipes -- roasted or stuffed, in soups, stews, and casseroles, and even in squash dinner rolls. Find the recipes you need, with reviews, ratings, and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Delicata Creamy Squash Soup

Rating: 4.56 stars
A rich and creamy soup, great for cold winter nights.

Sausage and Farro Skillet with Mushrooms and Delicata Squash

A quick, one-pan skillet supper with Italian sausage, farro, and vegetables. I like the savory flavor that mushrooms and winter squash lend to this dish, but you could use almost any vegetables here with great results!

Roasted Delicata

Rating: 4.65 stars
This yummy side goes great with any dish. Serve delicata halves with any main dish. Yummy!

Turkey Sausage-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Rating: 4 stars
All the flavors of fall are packed into this comforting meal. Serve one half per person as a main entree, or slice into wedges and serve as a side dish. Delicata squash are usually about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds each. If you don't have any leftover rice, feel free to leave it out or replace with any cooked grain.

Vegetarian Pizza with Pesto and Delicata Squash

Rating: 5 stars
I have also used butternut squash in the past for this pizza. It looks really pretty with the green pesto and the orange squash, and my whole family loves it.

Roasted Delicata Squash

Rating: 4.82 stars
You don't have to peel delicata squash to make these roasted squash slices. Serve warm as a side dish, or at room temp as a snack with a spicy aioli dipping sauce.

Winter Squash Rolls

Rating: 4.7 stars
This recipe is always a real hit! Every time I make these I get asked for the recipe. People can't believe it when I tell them that they're made from winter squash. These delicious rolls taste best fresh out of the oven.

Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter

Rating: 4.49 stars
My new favorite squash is Delicata, an heirloom squash happily being rediscovered. Look for them in the winter squash section of your grocery store. They're cream to pale yellow with green stripes, and their flesh is orange, slightly sweet and smooth but not stringy. My sister suggested the lime butter topping (my personal favorite), but a blend of maple syrup and butter is good, too. The squash usually aren't very big, so plan half a squash per person.

Delicata Squash Burger Patties

Rating: 4.6 stars
Hey vegetarians! I came up with a scrumptious way to eat burgers. And this weird striped little squash. I'm not a vegetarian anymore, but I still make it often because it's so good! Serve in burgers, or by itself with a side of green salad, rice or potatoes. This also makes for a wonderful ravioli stuffing.

Garlic Delicata

Rating: 4.27 stars
Very simple, and very good: semicircles of delicata squash dressed with olive oil and fresh parsley and garlic. You can serve this hot from the oven or at room temperature.

Christmas Roasted Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars
An exquisite dish of roasted winter vegetables, flavored with seasonings. It's a great side dish for beef, as well as pork and poultry.

Shrimp Stuffed Delicata Squash

Rating: 4.6 stars
Delicata squash is a small oblong squash that has pale yellow skin with dark green stripes. It's sweet and smooth enough to eat plain, but the flavor really pops with this medley of shrimp and veggies. This recipe was a clean-out-my-freezer concoction that turned out to be tasty. For a light colorful meal, serve with a salad of mixed baby greens, cucumber, and toasted pine nuts.

Inspiration and Ideas

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Rating: Unrated
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!

Easy Oven-Roasted Delicata Squash

Rating: Unrated
I had delicata squash in my CSA box and since I did not have a ton of time, I decided to slice it and bake it in the oven with a little curry powder and maple syrup. Tastes great as a side or over salad.

Delicata Squash Gratin

Delicata is a small winter squash with an edible skin, which makes it a breeze to prepare! Wash, slice off the ends, then halve it lengthwise, seed it, and cut into half moon shapes. It is excellent on its own, simply roasted, or baked in this lovely cheese sauce.