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What is Delicata Squash?

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What is Delicata Squash?
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Butternut squash, acorn squash, pumpkin and spaghetti squash are among the most common winter vegetables we all experiment with in the kitchen. But have you discovered delicata squash? This gourd makes a wonderful addition to your fall and winter repertoire. 

Fine Dining Lovers gives you the lowdown on all things delicata squash so you can whip up tasty recipes of your own.

What is delicata squash?

Delicata squash is a gourd similar in flavor to butternut squash but slightly sweeter. Its skin is edible and its small size makes this gourd ideal for stuffing.

Naturally, you could roast it, bake it and even spiralize it into noodles, just like you would any other hearty vegetable. For more spiralizing ideas, click here.

Delicata Squash Nutrition

One cup of delicata squash contains just 40 calories and a whopping 90% of the recommended daily value of vitamin A. This gourd is also loaded with fiber, iron, calcium and vitamin C.


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Delicata Squash Recipes

Delicata squash is beloved for its sweetness and makes a great addition to soups, stews, salads and even sandwiches. Here are some ideas to dish up tasty dishes using delicata squash:

Roasted Delicata Squash

Learn how to prep and roast a delicata squash with these easy-to-follow instructions from Kristin Life More Abundant Blog. You'll need just three ingredients: delicata squash, coconut oil, and salt and pepper.

Salad with Lentils and Delicata Squash

Heather Christo shares her fabulous recipe for a roasted delicata squash salad loaded with lentils, roasted red onions and a lovely maple-mustard vinaigrette.

Delicata Squash Stuffed with Forbidden Rice

Whip up a stunning vegetarian dish with this easy recipe for delicata squash stuffed with forbidden rice, herbs, pistachios and tomatoes, courtesy of Pascales Kitchen

Don't miss our guide to cooking different types of winter squash.

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