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KID FRIENDLY DELICATA SQUASH RECIPES

Maple Delicata Squash

1 delicata squash            Salt

1 tablespoon maple syrup        Pepper

Preheat oven to 425.  Line a baking pan with foil.  

Slice the squash in half the long way.  Scoop out and discard all the seeds and loose pulp.  Put squash on the roast pan cavity side up.

Drizzle with maple syrup.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cover the pan with foil.  Bake 1-2 hours until the squash is tender when poked with a fork.  

Scoop the squash into a serving bowl.  Stir until creamy and adjust for salt and pepper.

Delicata Squash Flatbread with Pomegranate & Apple

1 prepared pizza crust                     1/3 cup pomegranate seeds

1 pound delicata squash,                     2 tablespoons diced pear

    peeled, seeded and cut into ¼ inch rings        2-3 Tablespoons diced apple

1-tablespoon olive oil                    2  Tablespoons chopped Cilantro

2-3 Tablespoons crumbled blue cheese             Salt & Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400F.

Toss delicata squash in a medium bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 10 minutes, until a knife slides in easily.

In a small bowl, mix together pomegranate seeds, apples and pears.  

Turn up oven to 550 degrees F.

Arrange squash slices in rows on the pizza crust.  Bake 4-5 minutes until the crust is browned.

Let cool for 1-2 minutes.  Top with fruit mixture.  Dot with blue cheese crumbles and cut into squares.

Spinach, Tomato and Turkey Stuffed Delicata Squash

3 large delicata squash, sliced vertically and deseeded (can soften in microwave 3-5 minutes if needed)

1 lb ground turkey                1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained

½ cup onion                    1 teaspoon seasoning salt

2 garlic cloves, minced            2 handfuls spinach

                        Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400F.  

Brown meat in a large skillet over med-high heat, cook for 2-3 minutes then add onion and garlic.

Once meat is almost fully cooked add tomatoes, seasoning salt and spinach.  Stir to combine and continue to cook until spinach is wilted.  

Use a slotted spoon to spoon the turkey mixture into the squash halves.  Fill them as full as possible.  

Baked stuffed squash at 400F for 20-30 minutes, until tops are browned and squash is soft.