The weather is cooling down and you know what that means?! It’s time for soups, casseroles, hearty meals and time to buckle down and find our rooting. And might I add time for the awesome holiday’s. I’m already in the process of brainstorming ideas for recipes to wow my family especially with vegetables they haven’t tried before and in combinations that really represent the heart of the season.
I started to get inspired when I saw an interesting and beautiful looking winter squash at the farmers market. I had always seen it but had NO idea what to do with it. Lo and behold the delicata squash. It’s a soft nude creamy color that’s pill shaped with light green lines (or orange) and a flavor similar to that of a sweet potato. And guess what?! You don’t have to bother with peeling the skin. It’s totally edible. WOO!
So I decided this squash would be great thinly sliced, drizzled with a little olive oil, chopped fresh sage and roasted in the oven. I served with some gnocchi and brown butter sage sauce for the ultimate taste of fall. Now that’s what I called an amazing and nutritious seasonal eat.
The best part about this recipe is the fact that delicata squash isn’t a pain in the a** to peel, cook and prepare. It’s insanely easy and you will wonder why you ignored this vegetable in the first place. Go get one. Let’s make this.
Divine & Delicious Roasted Delicata Squash
Total time: 40 minutes
What You Need:
- 1 large delicata squash, sliced in half (seeds removed) and sliced in half rings
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 leaves of fresh sage, roughly chopped
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
How You Make It:
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Grab a cookie sheet or baking sheet and place delicata squash rings in an even layer.
- Drizzle oil and sprinkle salt, pepper and sage over the top.
- Roast at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
- Flip squash over at the 15-minute mark to ensure even cooking and a gorgeous golden color.
- Remove from the oven, let cool slightly and serve with more veggies or as a side dish. Or get fancy and serve it with fresh gnocchi with a brown butter sage sauce with some fresh raw sheep’s milk cheese shaved over the top.
Have you ever tried a delicata squash? How do you prepare it?
Peace, love and no beef 😉