Oct 072013

Roasted Delicata Squash (3) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Have you ever seen a Delicata squash? They are so cute! I got mine Delicata squash at Trader Joe’s and as soon as I saw it I told my husband I need to try this…and boy, they are so good. This squashes are simple and easy to manage as compared to some other squash that are so hard to cut.

I simply wash, cut add some olive oil and freshly grounded pepper and put them to roast on the small oven.

They taste so sweet and creamy, almost melting in your mouth…the texture of this squash is indeed very delicate as its name…now that I know how this squash taste, I will make sure that grab them everytime I see it…so if you have never tried this squash I urge you to give them a try, you will not regret.

Now, I am kind of embarrassed to post such a simple recipe…but hey…what can I do? Most of the time simple is better…

Roasted Delicata Squash (2) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me


1 Delicata squash
Olive oil
Ground pepper


Wash the squash and remove both ends. Cut into approximately ½ in. Remove the seeds using a small spoon by scrapping the seeds off.

Place the sliced squash into a bowl and add some olive oil and freshly ground pepper. Lay the squash on an oven safe tray.

Roast in a preheated oven of 425F for approximately 20 to 25 minutes.

Serve warm or cold.

Roasted Delicata Squash (4) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

Roasted Delicata Squash (5) ~ Simple Recipes Dot Me

I hope you enjoy this simple, very simple recipe…

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that Delicata squash is rich in dietary fiber? In spite of the color, apparently this squash is not rich in beta-carotene as the other similar color squash.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes [dot] Me and have a great week!

  31 Responses to “Roasted Delicata Squash”

  1. I have never had delicata squash (at least not one I cooked at home)! Thanks for spreading the word. I bought a plain butternut squash to make soup a couple of weeks ago – from Trader Joe’s. Love that place these days. I have to try roasting delicata squash soon. Thanks, Juliana!

  2. Ju querida que receita mais linda, tudo tão perfeito e delicado só podia ter sido feito por suas mãos de fada, te desejo uma semana abençoada, bjs Ana ;).

  3. I do love this squash and have tried it a few times. Yours looks fabulous. Interesting fact about the fiber.

  4. Delicata squash is so pretty and so tasty! I love that you left the squash in circles. Very pretty! And, I totally agree, often the simplest recipes are the best!

  5. I love delicatas! Especially roasted. THey are one of my favorites.

  6. Juliana, delicata squash is one of my favorites! I look forward to it every fall. Yours looks delicious – roasted is the best.

  7. Your delicata rings look wondderful. I made some last year for the first time, it is a fabulous squash to discover. Have a great week!

  8. I have never heard of delicata squash, but I do shop at Trader Joe’s, so I am going to have to look for one! I love squash but my significant other does not so I will have to wait until a night he is working late! But I definitely want to try it!

  9. This is such a pretty dish! I love it!

  10. I love winter squashes! Roasting veggies taste so much better.

  11. I haven’t seen one Juliana, nor i have heard before… until i google-d, i wonder how it tastes though? like pumpkin?

  12. Not sure about delicata squash but I am loving the outcome. Simple yet an awesome idea Juliana. Never thought of it and will try to look for the same variety of squash, if not will need to think of another.

  13. oh yes please … it looks delicious

  14. I wish all recipes were as simple as this one. That would make my life easier during the weekdays! I have no idea if such a squash exists here! Your little squash flowers look very appetizing! Have a beautiful week my friend!

  15. I wish they carried that here!

  16. Hi Juliana, thanks so much for visiting my humble blog. Wow, I like your blog. Most of your recipes are simple and easy to prepare. I like that! Your roasted squash looks very yummy and tempting too. If I am to replace it with pumpkins, it should be yummy too, right? I have yet to see this squash at my area. Have a wonderful week, Juliana 🙂

  17. Nice to know you too, Juliana 🙂

  18. Don’t think I have seen this squash here, but hey since you said it’s good, will have to grab one when I see one to try! 🙂

  19. Hi Juliana, I love roasted squash.
    It is so delicious and after being roasted is so versatile!!
    Cheers darling and enjoy your week,

  20. How artsy! How pretty! How adorably yummy the pumpkin-ringlets look!
    A roasting idea with just a few basic ingredients can be so irresistibly inspiring!

    Loved the glowy, warm pictures, dear Juliana!

  21. I am glad you posted this simple recipe Juliana! I haven’t tried this squash yet but if you say it’s good then I shall go and buy one! Thank you and hope you’re having a great week!


  22. What a simple and delicious recipe!

  23. I was just in Trader Joe’s the past weekend but I must have missed this Delicata squash. It looks so cute and julicy inside. I enjoy grilled or roasted squash in general so I am sure I’ll love this one as well. Thanks for sharing!

  24. I love roasting vegetables and love the simplicity of this. Thanks for posting Juliana. Have a great rest of the week! 🙂

  25. What tasty looking squash rings!

  26. Simple is good! Less is more 🙂 …not sure if I have seen this type of squash in Trader Joes. Need to check it out.

  27. Hi Juliana,
    I have not seen this type of squash before, looks very pretty! And yes, simple is sometimes the best of all. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

  28. I have never seen these squashes before, they do look adorable! I am a huge fan of Trader Joe’s and love their affordable produces & vegan frozen meals. I miss shopping there and live about 5 minutes drive away in Oregon. Soon I will be back home in November, and I will be loading my fridge and freezer with Trader Joe’s products.

  29. Looking quite healthy and delish, Juliana! I love it!

  30. Simple recipes are so often the best (and so fitting, given the name of your blog!). Roast squash is wonderful – I’ve been doing a lot lately. Good stuff – thanks.

  31. I love the sweetness of this particular squash. And best yet, it’s the perfect size for a small household, unlike some of those monster-sized squash varieties. 😉