Baked delicata squash with lime butter

    40 min

    A deliciously different squash recipe. Delicata squash is baked until tender, then topped with a lime flavoured butter. Serve as a wonderful side dish with any meal.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 delicata squash, halved and seeded
    • 50g butter, softened
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest (optional)
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Place the squash cut side down into a baking dish. Pour water into the dish to about 5mm deep.
    2. Bake in preheated oven until the squash pierces easily with a fork, about 30 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, blend the butter with the lime juice and chilli powder in a small bowl. Mix in the lime zest, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon the butter mixture into the cooked squash and serve immediately.


    Delicata squash are also known as bohemian squash. If unavailable, substitute in butternut squash or sweet potatoes.

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    I give this five stars because it is the best combination of ingredients I have tried for Delicata squash. This is NOT the kind of vegetable that tastes good mashed up with vanilla, cream and cinnamon like pumpkin or sweet potato - (believe me, I tried cooking many ways this morning)The lime and spice bring out the flavor the best. You can add a dash of cayenne if you like. Had to upload my picture after cooking - Thanks! P.S. The SEEDS are great too. I rinsed and dried them, then baked at 275 for about 30 min. Next, heat up a tsp or less of olive oil in a pan and add lime juice, salt, chili and cayenne pepper to taste. Mix in your seeds and cook for a minute or less. Spread on paper towel and allow to dry before storing.  -  04 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was very good! I cooked it in the crock pot on low for 1-1/2 hours, but didn't change anything else. Hubby works from home and can turn the crock pot on when needed, so I use the crock whenever I can.  -  26 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was delicious! Great side veggie.  -  15 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)