ThinkstockPhotos-120488415Delicata squash is full of beneficial vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium. Adding delicata squash to your diet meets about 75 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin A per serving! Delicata squash is also an excellent choice for those on gluten-free diets. You can cut it into noodle shapes or ribbons for a pasta replacement.

Try this simple recipe to add it to your plate tonight!

Delicata Squash Smiles

  • 2delicata squash
  • 3Tbspolive or canola oil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • optional: Cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Place squash open side down on cutting board and cut short smiles.
  3. Place smiles in a bowl. Add oil, salt and pepper, then toss until evenly coated.
  4. Place on baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon (optional), and roast in oven for 15-20 minutes or until a fork goes through easily.
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