These Recipes Give Delicata Squash the Attention It Deserves (2024)

Bonus: You don't need to peel it!

By Erin Cavoto
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Say hello to your favorite new fall vegetable! No we're not talking about pumpkin or even butternut squash—this list of fall recipes is showcasing the ever-popular (yet often forgotten) delicata squash! If you're new to this particular type of squash, don't worry! It’s surprisingly easy to prepare. Whether you roast it, stuff it, or even grill it, these delicata squash recipes are slightly sweet and quick to cook. But the best part is—you don’t even need to peel it! The skin is tender and delicate (hence the name!) so you'll save time in the kitchen this fall.

So, what's the best way to prepare delicata squash? There are so many creative squash recipes ahead. To get things started, many of the delicata squash recipes will have you cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. You can then either keep the squash halves whole for stuffing or slice the squash into half-moons or chunks. When roasted, the squash is perfect for adding to a bacon breakfast hash, kale salad with goat cheese, or a creamy pesto pasta with sage and walnuts. We’ve also included some comforting ideas for fall soups and casseroles that are perfect for a Thanksgiving side dish or any chilly night this season. No matter which delicata squash recipe you choose, you'll be a pro at cooking this winter squash in no time—it really is easy!

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Roasted Squash and Bacon Hash

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Any type of squash works well for this hearty, bacon-infused fall breakfast. Swap the acorn squash for delicata and don't forget to top it with a runny fried egg!

Get the Roasted Squash and Bacon Hash recipe.

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Stuffed Delicata Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries, and Pistachio

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Delicata squash isn't just for side dishes! It can be the main event when stuffed with quinoa and chickpeas. To give it even more holiday flavor, add dried cranberries and fresh herbs!

Get the Stuffed Delicata Squash with Quinoa, Cranberries, and Pistachio recipe at The Simple Veganista.

3

Roasted Rosemary Delicata Squash

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This recipe keeps things simple with olive oil, shallot, and fresh rosemary. It's one of the easiest ways to prepare delicata squash.

Get the Roasted Rosemary Delicata Squash recipe at Marisa Moore.

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Delicata Squash Soup with Crispy Garlic Chickpeas

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This roasted squash soup is the perfect way to warm up from the chilly fall weather. It's creamy and comforting, but has a nice pop of flavor and texture from the crispy chickpea topping.

Get the Delicata Squash Soup with Crispy Garlic Chickpeas recipe at Our Balanced Bowl.

5

Delicata Squash Tacos with Black Beans

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Give Taco night an autumnal spin by filling your tortillas with black beans and squash! It's a vegetarian dinner that everyone in the family will love.

Get the Delicata Squash Tacos with Black Beans recipe at Naturally Ella.

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Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash

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Give traditional Caesar salad an autumnal spin with this variation featuring roasted delicata squash, sliced apples, and pecans.

Get the Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash recipe at Will Frolic for Food.

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Chipotle Black Bean Stuffed Delicata Squash

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Everyone at the dinner table will love these bean and cheese stuffed delicata squash boats. They're drizzled with a chipotle glaze for a bit of heat.

Get the Chipotle Black Bean Stuffed Delicata Squash recipe at A Couple Cooks.

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Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin

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Come fall, we can't get enough casserole recipes. This one has delicata squash, sausage, peppers, and a ton of cheese.

Get the Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin recipe at Kalyn's Kitchen.

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Fall Delicata Squash Pasta

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This weeknight pasta dish calls for fresh rosemary, which is perfect for fall, but you could also swap the herbs for fresh thyme or sage.

Get the Fall Delicata Squash Pasta recipe at Craving California.

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Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce

This fall side dish only takes 30 minutes to make so it's perfect for last minute entertaining. Plus, everyone at the table will love the burst of color.

Get the Delicata Squash Bake with Tahini Sauce recipe at Minimalist Baker.

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Delicata Squash and Apple Galette

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Delicata squash is the perfect ingredient for savory pies, like this squash and apple galette. It's naturally sweet, creamy, and screams fall!

Get the Delicata Squash and Apple Galette recipe at The Wimpy Vegetarian.

12

Walnut Sage Pesto Pasta with Roasted Delicata Squash

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A homemade walnut-sage pesto makes all the difference in this weeknight dinner. It's basically the perfect fall pasta!

Get the Walnut Sage Pesto Pasta with Roasted Delicata Squash recipe at A Beautiful Plate.

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Slow Cooker Parmesan White Bean Chicken Soup with Delicata Squash

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Top this hearty chicken soup with slices of roasted delicata squash. It'll add a lovely texture and flavor!

Get the Slow Cooker Parmesan White Bean Chicken Soup with Delicata Squash recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

14

Delicata Squash Autumn Salad

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This hearty salad is bursting with fall flavors, including roasted squash and an orange-maple vinaigrette.

Get the Delicata Squash Autumn Salad recipe at Dash of Jazz.

15

Grilled Fall Vegetable Platter with Sage Brown Butter Bean Dip

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Breathe new life into your veggies with this grilled platter, including delicata squash slices, zucchini wedges, and cauliflower florets.

Get the Grilled Fall Vegetable Platter with Sage Brown Butter Bean Dip recipe at How Sweet Eats.

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Roasted Delicata Squash with Apples

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Serve this kale, squash, and apple side dish warm. Don't forget to top it with the tangy Dijon-based vinaigrette.

Get the Roasted Delicata Squash with Apples recipe at Love and Lemons.

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Roasted Delicata Squash with Rigatoni

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Because you can eat the skin of delicata squash, they make a delicious addition to a bowl of pasta.

Get the Roasted Delicata Squash with Rigatoni recipe at Familystyle Food.

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Spinach and Beans Stuffed Delicata Squash

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These stuffed delicata squash will be your new go-to weeknight meal. It's easy to make and is good for you too!

Get the Spinach and Beans Stuffed Delicata Squash recipe at Aggie's Kitchen.

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Roasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate and Arugula Salad

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Pomegranate seeds are always a smart salad addition, especially when paired with roasted delicata squash.

Get the Roasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate and Arugula Salad recipe at Cookie + Kate.

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Roasted Brown Sugar Delicata Squash

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Toss your delicata squash in maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon. It's a sweet, savory bite that'll have you hooked.

Get the Roasted Brown Sugar Delicata Squash recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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