This post may include affiliate links; for details, see our disclosure policy.

These delicata squash recipes are deliciously fun ways to eat this sweet root veggie! Make it roasted, fries, salads, soups and more.

Delicata squash fries

Got delicata squash? This seasonal root vegetable is taking the world by storm. Why? It’s simple to prepare and its flavor is robust, buttery, and sweet. It’s so easy to cook, it gives butternut squash a run for its money! Here are our top delicata squash recipes for the season if you find a few at your farmers market or grocery. It’s so simple to roast, make into fries, and use for soups, salads and more!

But first, what is delicata squash? Delicata squash is an oblong winter squash that is creamy-white to yellow in color, with vibrant green and orange stripes. Delicata has edible skin, making it very easy to cook with no peeling required. The flavor is very sweet, with a rich, moist texture similar to a sweet potato. This type of squash has become popular in the past decade, and you can find it at many mainstream grocery stores and farmers markets.

And now…the top delicata squash recipes!

More squash recipes

Love squash? Here are a few more squash recipes to try:

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Delicata squash fries

15 Delicata Squash Recipes

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


The best delicata squash recipe? Fries! These will become a fast favorite, especially with the creamy sauce for dipping.



For the delicata squash fries

  • 2 pounds delicata squash (2 medium to large)*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper

For the sauce

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican hot sauce (we like Cholula)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried dill


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Wash the squash. Cut it in half lengthwise, then use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Cut each half into 1/2-inch half-moon shaped slices.
  3. Place the slices in a bowl. Mix with the olive oil, kosher salt, and plenty of fresh ground black pepper.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the squash on the sheet in a single layer.
  5. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes until tender and slightly browned. Eat immediately. (Store leftovers refrigerated and reheat in a 400°F oven.)
  6. While the squash roasts, mix together the sauce ingredients. (Or substitute Lemon Tahini Sauce for a vegan or non-spicy option.)
  7. Serve squash warm from the oven with the sauce.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Delicata squash recipes, delicata squash recipe

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

Leave a Comment

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. thank you, great alternative for me from zucchini, which I’ve had way too much of lately, and this squash looks like it can even work noodle-ized as a swap for pasta, the soup looks good too!