31 Ways to Use Delicata Squash for Dinner Tonight

Go ahead and grab a couple at the store. You'll be glad.

roasted chicken and winter squash
Brian Woodcock

Itching to expand your seasonal produce repertoire? Allow us to introduce you to your soon-to-be most used ingredient: delicata squash. Also known as a sweet potato squash, this small, easy-to-cook gourd is rich, creamy, and very versatile. It gets its name from the uncharacteristically delicate (for a winter squash) skin: It's very easy to peel, but you can also just eat the squash skin and all almost like a summer squash! Ahead, find over two dozen of our favorite delicata squash recipes. And here are 15 other types of squash worth getting to know!

the ultimate autumn salad  orange maple vinaigrette
Courtesy Dash of Jazz
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The Ultimate Autumn Salad + Orange Maple Vinaigrette

Rich roasted squash, crunchy kale, dried cranberries and creamy gorgonzola all dressed in a to-die-for spicy-sweet vinaigrette. This salad is good enough for Thanksgiving, and yummy enough you'll want to make it all the time.

Get the recipe at Dash of Jazz.

roasted chicken and winter squash
Brian Woodcock
2 of 31
Roasted Chicken and Winter Squash

For a Sunday dinner that's shockingly easy, try roasting a whole chicken on a bed of delicata. The juices from the bird will flavor the roast veggies, making them extra delicious.

Get the recipe.

rosemary roasted delicata squash
Courtesy Marisa Moore
3 of 31
Rosemary Roasted Delicata Squash

This extra-easy recipe infuses the tender squash flesh with fresh rosemary for a side dish you can eat like fries!

Get the recipe at Marisa Moore.

wild rice and lentil stuffed delicata squash
Courtesy Kitchen Treaty
4 of 31
Wild Rice and Lentil Stuffed Delicata Squash

For either a main course or side dish, this recipe balances savory flavors like curry and cumin with sweet pecan and cranberry additions.

Get the recipe at Kitchen Treaty.

vegan delicata squash cassoulet with roasted garlic
Courtesy Rachel Hartley Nutrition
5 of 31
Vegan Delicata Squash Cassoulet with Roasted Garlic

This vegan dish is the perfect meal to get your family through the chilly fall and winter nights.

Get the recipe at Rachel Hartley Nutrition.

roasted delicata squash with parmesan  walnuts
Courtesy Marisa Moore
6 of 31
Roasted Delicata Squash with Parmesan & Walnuts

Pair simple slices of roasted squash with toasted walnuts and cheese for a rich-yet-simple side.

Get the recipe at Marisa Moore.

delicata squash kale caesar salad recipe
Will Frolic For Food
7 of 31
Harvest Moon Kale Caesar Salad

When it comes to fall salads, there's no shortage of kale concoctions in the cooking sphere. But this one stands above the rest.

Get the recipe at Will Frolic for Food.

delicata squash rigatoni pasta recipe
Familystyle Food
8 of 31
Roasted Delicata Squash Rigatoni Pasta

Cozy comfort food, meet the most flavorful, fall-friendly addition. This vegetarian meal comes together in just 30 minutes, meaning you'll find yourself making it all season long.

Get the recipe at Familystyle Food.

golden delicata squash soup recipe
Our Balanced Bowl
9 of 31
Golden Delicata Squash Soup With Garlic Chickpeas

The creamy, savory soup and crispy garlic chickpeas create a match made in pure fall recipe heaven.

Get the recipe at Our Balanced Bowl.

spicy roasted delicata squash
Courtesy The Hungry Hutch
10 of 31
Spicy Roasted Delicata Squash

This spicy-sweet side gets a burst of crunch from a sprinkling of pepitas.

Get the recipe at The Hungry Hutch.

roasted delicata squash with eggs
Sweet Lizzy
11 of 31
Roasted Delicata Squash With Eggs

Who needs to go out for brunch when you can make your own restaurant-worthy cuisine from home? And, because you can bet on love at first bite of these egg-filled squash slices, know that they also work for any other meal of the day.

Get the recipe at Sweet Lizzy.

delicata squash tomato gratin recipe
Things I Made Today
12 of 31
Delicata Squash and Tomato Gratin

Sweet meets savory in this creamy delicata squash dinner dish, which only requires 15 minutes of prep.

Get the recipe at Things I Made Today.

roasted delicata squash chipotle aioli sauce
Pretend It's a Donut
13 of 31
Roasted Delicata Squash With Chipotle Aioli Sauce

Step aside, potato chips—here's one healthy after-school snack your little ones won't mind munching on.

Get the recipe at Pretend It's a Donut.

kale and chicken sausage stuffed delicata squash
Little Bits Of
14 of 31
Kale and Chicken Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash

Easy, filling, and deceptively healthy—this tasty trifecta belongs in the easy weeknight dinner winner's circle.

Get the recipe at Little Bits Of.

roasted delicata squash tian
Hungry Hobby
15 of 31
Roasted Delicata Squash Tian

Top off your Thanksgiving menu with a heaping skillet of roasted squash rounds, topped with Parmesan cheese, butter, and herbs.

Get the recipe at Hungry Hobby.

sesame roasted delicata squash recipe
Viktoria's Kitchen
16 of 31
Sesame-Roasted Maple Chipotle Delicata Squash

Crispy sesame seeds add a deliciously crispy texture—as well as a dark coating that gives this squash dish the perfect Halloween color combo.

Get the recipe at Viktoria's Table.

delicata squash quinoa bowl recipe
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Delicata Squash Quinoa Bowl

Stuck in a recipe rut? Diversify your quinoa bowls with chickpeas, cucumber, avocado, and, of course, delicata squash.

Get the recipe at Leelalicious.

delicata squash kale
Love and Lemons
18 of 31
Roasted Delicata Squash Kale Salad

A homemade tahini dressing gives this squash-centered salad a slightly tangy taste.

Get the recipe at Love and Lemons.

delicata squash stuffed
Kristine's Kitchen
19 of 31
Quinoa Enchilada Stuffed Delicata Squash

You won't miss the meat in this healthy vegetarian dish loaded with black beans, quinoa, and Cheddar cheese.

Get the recipe at Kristine's Kitchen.

delicata squash arugula
Cookie and Kate
20 of 31
Roasted Delicata Squash, Pomegranate, and Arugula Salad

Mix in your greens of choice in this light salad, ideal for an easy lunch or refreshing side.

Get the recipe at Cookie and Kate.

roasted delicata squash with misomaple butter
Courtesy Nerds With Knives
21 of 31
Roasted Delicata Squash With Miso-Maple Butter

Give delicata squash an Asian-inspired twist with a homemade miso-maple butter.

Get the recipe at Nerds With Knives.

spiced lentil soup with roasted beets  delicata squash
Courtesy Produce On Parade
22 of 31
Spiced Lentil Soup with Roasted Beets & Delicata Squash

A spicy soup filled with roasted veggies is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly fall day.

Get the recipe at Produce on Parade.

Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin recipe
Kalyn's Kitchen
23 of 31
Delicata Squash and Sausage Gratin

Our suggestion? Make double of this protein-packed recipe, because your family is going to want seconds.

Get the recipe at Kalyn's Kitchen.

Delicata Squash Pizza recipe
Naturally Ella
24 of 31
Delicata Squash Pizza

Put a healthy spin on this easy, weeknight meal.

Get the recipe at Naturally Ella.

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Dinner at the Zoo
25 of 31
Brown Sugar Delicata Squash

Roast this savory squash with brown sugar, maple syrup, and cinnamon. It's yummy enough to be a dessert!

Get the recipe at Dinner at the Zoo.

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Naturally Ella
26 of 31
Delicata Squash Tacos

Try this seasonal twist on Taco Tuesday!

Get the recipe at Naturally Ella.

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Hungry By Nature
27 of 31
Delicata Squash with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate

Simple and sweet, this side dish belongs on your holiday dinner table.

Get the recipe at Hungry by Nature.

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Fearless Dining
28 of 31
Crispy Delicata Squash Cheddar Fritters

Your guests will never believe this to-die-for appetizer is gluten free.

Get the recipe at Fearless Dining.

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Healthy Seasonal Recipes
29 of 31
Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash

Caramelized, roasted delicata squash tossed with dried cranberries, and spiced pecans could make just about anyone fall in love with salad.

Get the recipe at Healthy Seasonal Recipes.

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Kim's Cravings
30 of 31
Super Simple Stuffed Delicata Squash

It's as colorful as it is tasty.

Get the recipe at Kim's Cravings.

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