Sweet and Savory Roasted Delicata Squash and Pear #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

Today were #SundaySupper we are celebrating National Acorn Squash Day!  However, we are celebrating all kinds of squash, from zucchini, to pumpkin.  Today I am sharing with you one of my top three squashes, next to butternut, acorn and pumpkin which is Delicata Squash.  Have you ever had Delicata Squash?  It’s kind of mix between butternut squash and acorn squash, the only difference is you can eat the skin, which makes for easy cooking.
Sweet and Savory Roasted Delicata Squash and Pear #SundaySupper
I made a sweet and savory dish made with roasted delicata squash and pears, that have been roasting in coconut oil, maple syrup, brown sugar and salt. It has a nice hint of sweetness from the sugar and maple syrup and the savoriness comes from the salt. I love this dish and makes for a perfect side dish with pork or turkey.
Sweet and Savory Roasted Delicata Squash and Pear #SundaySupper
I waned to let you know that you can buy Delicata Squash at Trader Joe’s for 99 cents. You can get any size for that cost. That is one thing I like about TJ’s, you can buy any size squash for the same price, which can be a big money saver, since most stores sell it buy the pound. To make the dish, I cut the squash horizontally, scrapped out the seeds and cut the squash into 1/4″ pieces. I cut the pears and added it to a bowl and tossed it with maple syrup and coconut oil. I laid it on a baking sheet,sprinkled with brown sugar and salt and baked it for about 20 minutes. It is fork tender and mighty delish. It’s even good to eat cold. I snacked on leftovers the next day. Oh and the smell of it baking is simply amazing. Your house will smell like Fall.
Sweet and Savory Roasted Delicata Squash and Pear #SundaySupper

Sweet and Savory Roasted Delicata Squash and Pear
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4 servings
  • Serving size: ¼ of the recipe
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Roasted Delicate Squash and pears that has been tossed in a coconut oil and maple syrup mixture that was sprinkled with brown sugar and salt.
Ingredients
  • 1 Delicata Squash, large (591 grams)
  • 2 medium pears, seeded, diced ¼" thick
  • ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • salt
  • a few dried cherries (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray; set a side.
  3. Cut squash in half length wise. Scrap out the seeds and cut squash into ¼" pieces.
  4. Add squash and pears to a bowl, top with coconut oil and maple syrup. Toss until the squash and pears are coated. I used my hands. Place the mixture onto prepare baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and brown sugar.
  5. Bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes until squash is for tender, flipping half way through.
  6. Place in a bowl or plate, toss with dried cherries and serve. A great compliment to pork or turkey.
Notes
Calories per serving: 125, Fat: 1.8, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 30, Potassium: 119, Carbs: 28, Fiber: 4, Sugar: 17, Protein: 2

Sweet and Savory Roasted Delicata Squash and Pear #SundaySupper
One of my favorite things for the Fall season is squash. I simply love it! Oh and pumpkin, oh my, I have been on a major kick! Once September comes I am all about pumpkin! Stay tuned for more fun squash recipe to come this season.

Be sure to check out the amazing squash recipes from the #SundaySupper gang.

Have a great Sunday!

Toodles,

Jennifer
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Comments

  1. Love this! Delicata Squash is my favorite and I’ve definitely been taking advantage of TJ’s great deal on it. I typically just roast it sprayed with a little coconut oil cooking spray and sprinkled with cinnamon and salt. I will for sure try cooking it with pear- what a great combo!

  2. I really want to try this combo out – I’ve never actually made a delicata squash before!

  3. Squash and pears together. I would not have ever thought of that combination. But I know they make a great combination now I need to try this stat.

  4. This looks so good, I love the pairing of the pears and squash, so pretty!!

  5. Thank you for the intro to Delicata squash…Another great buy from TJ’s…I love their chocolates! But should follow your example, Jennifer, with healthy and yummy sweetness from pears, maple syrup and Delicata squash!

  6. What a marvelous pairing! And it makes for a beautiful dish!

  7. Nope never had delicata squash before. Can’t recall if I’ve ever seen it either. And to pair it with pears? I need to try that now.

  8. I have actually never heard of delicata squash nor seen a recipe for it before – I love how you’ve used it! This opens up my squash world a bit more! 🙂 Thanks!

  9. Great combination of flavors! Thanks for sharing for Squash Fest –

  10. Pears and squash sounds delicious together, never would of thought of this combination on my own.

  11. I never thought to pair pears (har har) with squash. What a great combo!

  12. I haven’t tried delicata squash – yet – but I certainly will after seeing this. Totally yummylicious.

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