Delicata Squash Recipes To Celebrate the World’s Best Squash
Delicata squash recipes are an easy, tasty celebration of an autumn harvest. The cozy fall season is in full swing and that means local seasonal vegetables like squash are ready to be enjoyed! Squash is so traditional for side dishes and different types of recipes this time of year. It can even be served on salads, pizza, and pasta. So grab some delicata squash from Tacoma Boys and let’s get cookin’!
Delicious Delicata Squash Recipes
There are so many ways to serve and eat delicious delicata squash recipes. Delicata squash is a light yellow oblong squash with vertical stripes of green. And did you know that it’s one of the only types of squash in which you can eat the skin, too? It’s thin and provides nutrients like fiber. While most squashes cook and taste pretty similar, delicata is particularly delicate with a subtle flavor. It’s kinda creamy and can be seasoned in many different ways.
Try garlic and herb or an autumn spiced flavor. Or, cook the squash with a creamy cheese sauce in a casserole. The options are abundant and absolutely tasty! A quick internet search yields hundreds of results for different delicata squash recipes to fit your taste.
Any squash including delicata squash can be used in just about any of these recipes by Tacoma Boys:
- Roasted Winter Salad
- Brown Butter Butternut Squash Fettuccine Alfredo
- Winter Barley Salad with Squash + Apples
- Creamy Squash + White Bean Soup
Spices like Tacoma Boys Italian Seasoning, Habanero Garlic, Lemon Pepper Marinade, and Everything “But” The Bagel Seasoning would taste good when roasted with squash. Or for a slightly savory and sweet roasted delicata squash side dish, try this simple recipe:
Maple Spiced Squash
- 1 delicata squash, diced or sliced
- ½-1 tbsp Bragg Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Field Day Organic Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp chopped seasonal herbs such as fresh thyme and rosemary
- ½ tsp Tacoma Boys Ground Cinnamon
- Pinch Tacoma Boys Ground Nutmeg
- Generous pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Toss the squash with the remaining ingredients until well coated and ingredients are combined. Spread on a baking sheet and transfer to the oven.
- Roast for about 20 minutes, then flip and toss the squash pieces so they evenly brown. Continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes or until fork tender and nicely browned.
- Serve hot as a side dish. This can also be served with chopped roasted pecans for a crunchy element with extra autumn flavor!
Local Seasonal Fall Vegetables
Fresh local, seasonal fall vegetables are plentiful from regional farms and growers. Pacific Northwest fruits and vegetables are grown throughout the season and can be enjoyed anytime. From carrots and parsnips to sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and of course: Several varieties of squash! These fall vegetables tend to be hearty and can be roasted to perfection in about half an hour. Fall vegetables are also great in salads, pastas, and especially soups. Root vegetables, tubers, and squash grow well throughout the region and can also be stored for up to a couple weeks before cooking. Plus, Tacoma Boys also offers a large selection of edible and decorative gourds in the pumpkin family.
Types of Fall Squash
- Pumpkins like sugar pie pumpkins
Why We Love Seasonal Produce
Cooking with seasonal produce is always a good idea because it’s fresh and usually local. Tacoma Boys always highlights seasonal produce such as autumn squash and root vegetables. And while the fruits and veggies aren’t as abundant locally this time of year as the spring or summer, there are still plenty to enjoy! Local markets like Tacoma Boys are a great option for browsing and choosing seasonal produce. This type of shopping and cooking supports the local economy by working with farmers and growers throughout the county and state.
Cooking with seasonal produce also brings you closer to the environment and is a way to appreciate the veggies and fruits that are grown right here in the PNW. Locally grown produce is fresher and travels fewer miles to make it to your plate. To taste the freshness and true flavor of local vegetables, cook them with just a little oil, salt, and pepper. Roast them in the oven for a deep browned flavor and enjoy it as a side dish. Or, use fall veggies like squash and parsnips to add more sustenance to a salad.
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