Delicata Squash–A Fast and Easy Side Dish

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This recipe could be called “Glazed Squash” or “Delicata C’s”.  Both are accurate descriptions.  I love a delicata squash for a few reasons.  1)  It’s the perfect size for 2-5 people (as a side dish).  2)  As the name implies, the rind is delicate, thin—making it far easier to cut with a knife when it’s raw than other squash, some of which almost require an axe and a chisel to cut them.  3)  It cooks much faster than any other squash.  Here is my recipe for a fast and easy side dish;  let’s call it “Glazed C’s”.

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  • 1 delicata squash
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 and 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Mix the olive oil, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl.  Cut the squash in half and scrape out the seeds.  Tip:  Use a serrated grapefruit spoon to make fast and easy work of this task.

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Cut the two squash halves crosswise into “C’s”.Delicata Squash

Add the squash to the olive oil mixture.  Mix, toss to coat and place them on a baking sheet.  Delicata SquashBake for 25 minutes or until fork tender, turning them halfway through.

Done!  Enjoy.  Eat all but the rinds.Delicata Squash

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Stephanie is a retired physician, mother to three boys, and an avid gardener with many hobbies and interests. She lives outside of Salem, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley. Stephanie does all of the photography and writing for this website, and all content is original and copyrighted.

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