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This creamy, sweet squash is absolutely delicious, and easy to make because you can eat the skin! Delicata squash is nutritious and a great source of potassium. Add this to a kale salad, eat it as a tasty side dish, or add protein by making stuffed delicata with ground turkey, sausage or beans, rice and your favorite add-ons!


  • 2 Delicata squash
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cinnamon (Optional)
Main Ingredient(s): Delicata squash


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Place squash open side down on cutting board and cut into 1/2 inch slices to make smiles.
  • Place smiles in a bowl. Add oil, salt (and pepper, if desired) and toss until evenly coated.
  • Place on baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon (if desired), and roast in oven for 15-20 minutes or until a fork goes through easily.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Published On: July 25, 2020