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" Fall" in love with Delecti, Spaghetti, and Acorn Squash

Updated on November 11, 2012

Easy and sweet delecti squash

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Delecta Squash

Starting right to left, Delecta,Spaghetti and  Acorn Squashs
Starting right to left, Delecta,Spaghetti and Acorn Squashs | Source
Slice off ends
Slice off ends | Source
Slice down the center
Slice down the center | Source
Scoop out the seeds with a grapefruit knife. You can use a regular spoon but the ridges in the grapefruit spoon make cleaning this squash fast work.
Scoop out the seeds with a grapefruit knife. You can use a regular spoon but the ridges in the grapefruit spoon make cleaning this squash fast work. | Source
You have to be a fast photo taker in this kitchen! Someone has already eaten the other half! Testimony of it's pure deliciousness!
You have to be a fast photo taker in this kitchen! Someone has already eaten the other half! Testimony of it's pure deliciousness! | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 4 small or 2 large servings

Delecti squash

  • 1 delecti squash, washed and deseeded
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, dried or fresh

Delecti squash

  1. Turn oven on to 375 degrees. Wash the outside of the squash. Cut off both ends and slice down the center, the long way.
  2. De-seed with a grapefruit spoon. Lay in a baking tray lined with aluminim foil.
  3. Take a pastry brush and paint the interior of the squash with olive oil, sprinkle with thyme and pepper. Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

Delecti squash

Everytime I tell my friends I am writing a blog on squash, I get the same response, I don't like squash". My response is, " you just haven't had it prepared correctly". My mission in this blog is to get you thinking in another direction with squash. In the fall season you will find them everywhere. Although I haven't included the pumpkin in this recipe, that's a squash too. I love to scoop out the seeds, bake them, and then turn the beautiful orange flesh into pumpkin soup--- but that's another blog! In this blog, you will find pictures of 3 different squash varieties. I am focusing today on the delecti. This squash is super sweet and very easy to prepare. I urge you to check back and view my other blogs with full recipes on how to prepare the others coming soon, along with my famous stuffed acorn squash.

When looking for squash you want to test for firmness. It should feel hard to the touch. You want the skin to be free of too many blemishes. You can store them in a dark ,dry, cool place for months. I love that because no matter what, I have a vegetable on demand that that I can prepare fresh. The delecti are the sweetest and creamiest of the line-up. This would be the first one I would introduce the picky husband and children too. It wins them over everytime! They are in the grocery in early fall, but not for long, so grab a few while you can.

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