Delicata Squash!


Hi Housewives!

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.





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