Delicata Delish

Delicata Delish


"Delicious baked delicata squash is stuffed with and served over a fragrant mixture of quinoa, shallots, and pine nuts. This recipe is a great way to use the squash and shallots in your farm share delivery! We can't wait to try it with different seasonings and different types of squash. Two of us finished off the whole thing, but we think it ideally serves four."


45 m servings 376 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 376 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 49g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 75 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Arrange the squash halves cut side up in a baking dish. Fill dish with about 1/4 inch water. Place 1 tablespoon butter on each half, and season halves with salt and pepper. Cover dish, and bake squash 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until very tender.
  3. Place quinoa in a pot with 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in shallots and garlic, and cook until tender. Stir in pine nuts, and cook until golden. Gently mix into the pot with the cooked quinoa.
  5. Cut the squash halves in half, and fill each quarter with the quinoa mixture. Serve each stuffed squash quarter on a bed of the remaining quinoa mixture.
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  1. 40 Ratings


A good beginning to a delicata squash recipe. My changes included using olive oil to saute the shallots/garlic, and a little roasted red pepper that I added. In addition, you should definitely ...

great recipe but no need to bake the squash - cut it, seed it and steam it - I use a rice cooker and put the sieve/strainer in on top of the quinoa -- everything done at once -- then saute the ...

Terrific recipe! I altered slightly by using leeks instead of shallots and sliced almonds instead of pine nuts. I also added goat cheese on top of the finished product. Just delicious. I would m...

This was absolutely delicious! I was a little confused by the photo though because that definitely is zucchini squash, not delicata, which have completely different flavor profiles. I made a f...

Enjoyed this dish. I used acorn squash as that's all that was available at the supermarket. I also left out the garlic as I'm not a big garlic fan and I thought the shallots would be enough. Tas...

I made this almost exactly as described, except I doubled the amount and cooked 2 squash...and it was great! I will definitely try it again. The quinoa is a perfect compliment to the squash and ...

i cooked the grains in water & broth for flavor and added some chopped veggies to it for more of a pilaf style stuffing

like rice, quinoa has a very neutral flavor and the ingredients used in this recipe did not do it justice. It was okay, but definately not worth all of the fat or calories you will eat from the...

This is a very good way to make squash a complete dish. I used 2 squash because there's lots of filling. My squash took longer to bake. I used 2 little red onions because that's what I got fr...