Written by guest blogger and foodie, Chelsy Ethridge. Read more of Chelsy’s great recipes on her personal blog, Mangia.Meet Ms. Delicata Squash.
Don’t you just love to say that word? Del-i-cata Squash. It just rolls off the tongue beautifully, doesn’t it? It sounds Italian, so let’s just pretend it is. Because everything is better when it’s Italian, right? I mean c’mon, you have Italian men, food…you get the picture. Plus, delicata squash is just so beautiful.
Just look at those gorgeous, vibrant, yellow rings!
Yea. It’s definitely Italian.
Delicata Squash is one of those things that you don’t mess around with. It’s simple in all of it’s own beauty. Not the “Simple Plan” type of simple, but more of like, the “I can ride a bike with no hands” type of simple. Well, maybe not all of us can do that. But seriously, this is the easiest recipe that you could possibly ever make. All you need is some olive oil, salt, and fresh ground pepper and…
BAM…Roasted Delicata Squash!
This squash is so pure and simple. After roasting, the flesh is tender and sweet and the low-maintenance recipe really allows the flavor of the squash to shine through under the seasonings. The first time I tried this recipe, I immediately thought of french fries.
Yep, they definitely taste like french fries. Just healthier. No joke.
Roasted Delicata Squash:
1 (1 lb.) delicata squash (about 1 medium squash), ends cut off, stand the squash up and slice the squash in half right through the middle (vertically), discard the seeds, and slice in 1/2 in. slices.
1 T. olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Toss everything together on the baking sheet. Level the squash to be in a single layer.
3. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the squash are soft and tender and slightly golden.
4. Serve warm.
P.S. Because delicata squash is soooo awesome and has an ah-mazingly thin skin, you don’t have to worry about peeling the squash, it is totally edible!
P.S.S. I am having my FIRST GIVEAWAY this FRIDAY, February 3rd. You don’t want to miss out!
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