Have you ever heard of Delicata Squash? Well, I hadn’t until recently. There are a lot of different varieties of squash – butternut, spaghetti etc…but this one is one I have not had the pleasure of meeting or even knew existed. A couple of weeks ago on my usual Trader Joe’s run I spotted this obscure, cute vegetable. I asked a clerk about it and she informed me that you can even eat the skin and that it’s quite good roasted. So I quickly grabbed two and purchased them along with my other yumms.
I let them sit around my house for a few days before attempting to roast them. I finally got up the courage to make them as a side to accompany my meatloaf muffins. Well, let me tell you – I am currently in love with this variety of Squash! Why, you say? Well, for starters it’s one of the easiest types of Squash to cut and with minimal ingredients you have a tasty side that almost mimicks French Fries!?! Now what’s better than that when trying to cut back on carbs!?!? So if you want a healthy side follow these few steps…
- 1-2 Delicata Squash
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- salt and pepper
Did I mention this requires minimal ingredients? Yup – this is it!
Cut the squash length wise and scoop out the seeds. Then cut each side to make moon shaped pieces. Place in a bowl and add your olive oil, salt and pepper and toss together.
Set oven to 400 degrees and place the squash on a baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes turning once.