Delicately Roasted Delicata Squash

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Working at Google has many perks and one of the top perks for a nutritionist is all the expertly prepared gourmet foods.  I love going to one of the 27 odd cafe’s and finding some vegetable I have never seen before.  Recently, I found a roasted squash in the salad bar with a light colored, stripped, thin, edible skin.  I do love the taste of a nice roasted winter squash and delicata squash is no exception.  There are now 3 types of winter squashes I know of that have thinner delicate skins you can easily eat.  These are acorn, kaboca, and now delicata!  I once again got several of these in my farmers market box  that gets sent monthly to my house.  This squash has a sweet, creamy texture making it a perfect side dish or afternoon snack on the weekends.  This is the most basic recipe, but I’ve also tried varieties with sweet spices or savory herbs.  Check back for those varieties soon.  Winter squash is rich source of beta carotene  (vitamin A) in your diet, with one cup having over 300% of the DV.  Squash is additionially  an  excellent source of vitamin C, both vitamins A and C are important for immune system function and can help keep you healthy all winter long.

Delicately Roasted Delicata Squash
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 75
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated fat: 0
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 12
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 2.3
  • Cholesterol: 0

You can make this recipe with delicata, acorn or kabocha all taste fantastic.
Ingredients
  • 2-3 delicata squash
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. wash delicata squash thoroughly and cut in half
  3. scoop out seeds, I like to use an ice cream scooper
  4. cut squash into ½-1 inch pieces and season with oil and salt
  5. bake in oven for 25-30 minutes until brown turning half way through, add more salt as desired.
  6. DONE! super easy

 

 

 


Disclaimer

Stephanie Lasher is a registered dietitian. Information contained on this site should not be used to diagnose medical conditions. Persons with serious health issues should consult a physician before undertaking any new diet or exercise plan.