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If I had to choose my favorite squash, it definitely would be the sweet, nutty delicata. Every time September rolls around, I am thrilled at the sight of this little guy’s reappearance at the farmer’s market.
This is a vegetable that doesn’t need any fancy preparation – I most often eat it simply sprinkled with some fresh herbs and cinnamon.
- 2 delicata squash, halved, seeded, and sliced ¼" thick
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh sage, minced
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Combine the squash slices, coconut oil, sage, and sea salt in a baking dish. When the oven comes to temperature, cook for 45 minutes, stirring twice throughout the cooking time. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
So you don’t peel it, right? Thanks for the suggestion, I picked some up and will give it a try. I never knew about this particular squash variety and was going to google it to figure out what to look for, but fortunately found one labelled in the variety squash bin yesterday 🙂
No peeling required!
So do you eat the skin or pick the squash around it??
Eat it! That is the beauty of delicata, the skin is delicious!
This recipe is ridiculous! Yum! Thank you so much, Mickey, for sharing.
This was my first time eating delicata squash. The recipe was easy and super delicious. Thanks so much.
Delish! The kids enjoyed it too! Thanks so much!
Yay! Thanks for the feedback 🙂
These are absolutely delicious! I’m just sad I only had one squash so I only made a half batch. I will definitely make these again!
[I’m reposting because for some reason it’s showing only 1 star in my previous post. That was a mistake so please delete it!] These are absolutely delicious! I’m just sad I only had one squash so I only made a half batch. I will definitely make these again!
Thanks for the feedback Risa!
Made these tonight and they were so delicious. I used ground sage because I didn’t have any fresh on hand. These tasted like a dessert 🙂 Thank you so much for the recipe!
Glad you enjoyed Kellie!
I just found your site and I’ve been busy reading recipes! This looks delicious! I’m thinking I would like this for breakfast. Breakfast is the meal I’m having the hardest time figuring out, as I’m an egg lover. I’m starting AIP tomorrow. Thanks for your site – it’s amazing!!
We are so glad it has been helpful Dee! Breakfast is a challenge at first, but it gets easier.
Welcome, and good luck!
What squash can you use if you can find delicata in your area. I am about to plant some seeds for it because I don’t find any in my area but won’t have any for a good 8-10 weeks lol.
Hey Alexandria! I am inspired by your quest to grow your own delicata since you can’t find it in your area – that is commitment! Honestly, it is a pretty unique squash in that the peel is soft and quite edible, but it is still a hard or “winter” squash. I think your best bet to substitute would be acorn squash, but peeled. Come back in 10 weeks and let me know how it goes! 😉
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