Italian Stuffed Delicata Squash
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Take advantage of peak squash season. Try this Italian Stuffed Delicata Squash recipe for a simple dinner solution.
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Delicata squash is available in the fall and early winter months. I don’t think delicata squash gets the attention it deserves this time of year. It’s less intimidating than a giant butternut and spaghetti squash, plus it’s easier to work with.
Italian Stuffed Delicata Squash via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen
Cutting through a raw delicata squash is a lot easier, as it has a softer skin and flesh. They are much smaller than other squash varieties and have a perfect center for stuffing. Delicata squash is also delicious simply sliced and roasted. This squash is also great when just cooking for 1 or 2. It’s a perfect size!
Italian Stuffed Delicata Squash via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen
Not sure what kind of squash to use for recipes?

Learn the best cooking methods for the different varieties of squash:

Acorn
Good for: Roasting. Peeling is difficult, so cut it in half or slice (the skin is edible).
Butternut
Great for: Roasting and soups.
Delicata
Great for: Roasting and stuffing.
Hubbard
Great for: Pie filling, purees, and mashes.
Kabocha
Great for: Soups.
Pumpkin
Great for: Pies, quick breads, pancakes, risottos. Roast or steam, puree, then add to a recipe.
Spaghetti
Great for: Roasting. Scrape out the strands and dress with butter or pasta sauce.
Italian Stuffed Delicata Squash via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen
If you’re an Italian girl like me, you can make this stuffing in your sleep. You can’t go wrong with this flavor combination. What is unique about this stuffing, is it using the “blend trend“.

The blend is a cooking technique that uses finely chopped mushrooms so that they’re the consistency of ground meat, combining the two and using them together to complete classic recipes is a simple way to make meals delicious and nutritious.
Italian Stuffed Delicata Squash via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_Kitchen
The delicata squash has a sweet note, that adds a unique taste to this savory filling.

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Italian Stuffed Delicata Squash

  • Author: Chef Julie Harrington, RD
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: dinner

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Take advantage of peak squash season. Try this Italian Stuffed Delicata Squash recipe for a simple dinner solution.


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Ingredients

  • 2 delicata squashes, sliced vertically and deseeded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, seasoned with basil, garlic, and oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place delicata squash flesh side down on the baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Cook onion and garlic until onion begins to turn translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until tender.
  4. Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink, breaking up turkey into small pieces. Drain any excess juices, if needed.
  5. Add diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, and spinach. Cook until spinach has wilted and juices have reduced by half. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Remove delicata squash from the oven flipping the squash so flesh side is facing up. Fill the squash wells with Italian turkey filling.
  7. Place back in the oven for 10-15 minutes until squash is fork tender and flavors have soaked into the squash.
  8. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Keywords: squash, delicata squash, turkey

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Chef Julie Harrington, RD - Culinary Nutrition Consultant of julieharringtonrd.com

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