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.

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Delicata Creamy Squash Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 99
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: 4.5 stars 16
Serve these baked delicata squash halves with any main dish. Yummy!

Turkey Sausage-Stuffed Delicata Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
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 1
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 Rings

Delicata squash rings are seasoned and roasted for an easy side dish.

Roasted Delicata Squash

Rating: 5 stars 28
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.

Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter

Rating: 4.5 stars 113
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.

Grilled Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is actually named for its delicate, edible skin. Half-inch slices grill up quickly, and the lovely caramelization enhances the flavor.

Garlic Delicata

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
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.

Microwave Delicata Squash

Delicata squash can be cooked in the microwave in less than 10 minutes, and there's barely any prep because you don't need to peel it! Add it to a salad or grain bowl, or eat it as a side dish. Vary the dressing to suit whatever you are serving it with.

Christmas Roasted Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
An exquisite dish of roasted winter vegetables, flavored with seasonings. It's a great side dish for beef, as well as pork and poultry.

Inspiration and Ideas

Shrimp Stuffed Delicata Squash
Rating: Unrated 5
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.
Roasted Delicata Squash with Hot Honey
Rating: Unrated 4
While I rarely cook with winter squash, I do make an exception for delicata squash because its flavor is milder and I don't have to peel it! If you haven't tried hot honey before, it's amazing on roasted vegetables and meats of all kinds.
Brandon's Squash Surprise
Rating: 3.5 stars 6

Mashed delicata squash that is so yummy you'll think you were eating mashed sweet potatoes!