Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter Recipe

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Delicata squash is my favorite squash! Also called Peanut squash and Bohemian squash. This is one of the tastier winter squashes, with creamy pulp that tastes a bit like corn and sweet potatoes. Very delicate taste and so delicious. You can even eat the skins of this squash.

Delicata Squash

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Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter Recipe:

Recipe Type: Squash
Yields: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min


2 (3/4 pound each) delicata squash
4 tablespoons butter, room temperature or softened (not melted)
1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove fibers and seeds.

Place cut-side down in a glass baking dish and add water to the dish to a depth of 1/4 inch.

Bake 30 minutes or until squash is soft but not mushy. Remove from oven.

In a small bowl, combine butter, lime juice, and chili powder; stir until well blended. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the butter mixture into baked squash cavities and serve hot.

Makes 4 Servings.



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