Healthy Delicata Squash Recipes

Try eating more squash with these healthy delicata squash recipes.

Delicata squash is milder and not as sweet as other winter squash, so it pairs well with hearty winter dishes. Delicata’s thinner skin is barely detectable when cooked, so there’s no need to peel it. (Technically you can eat the skin on any squash, but it’s tough.) Plus, it’s smaller than many other winter squash—you can find ones that are about the size of a big russet potato—so it can serve four as a side dish without tons of ­leftovers. And, like all winter squash, delicata squash a great source of beta carotene—the same compound the body converts to vitamin A, which is essential for good vision, healthy skin and a strong ­immune system. Try it in these delicata squash recipes- roasted with red onion and aromatic rosemary or juicy pears and a dash of chili powder. Delicata steams up beautifully, too—it’s simple and festive tossed with dried fruit and toasted nuts. Or sauté thin slices with orange juice and a sprinkling of pistachios. Download a FREE Healthy Vegetable Side Dish Recipe Cookbook!

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