Frieda's Specialty Produce - Delicata Squash

Overview

What is a Delicata Squash?

  • This winter squash has a small seed cavity yielding lots of edible flesh. The skin is also edible if not too tough. Delicata will range in color from cream to yellow with green stripes. It’s moist and creamy with a sweet, buttered corn flavor.

How to Eat

  • Puncture with a fork if cooking whole. Halve lengthwise and place cut side down in a cooking dish with 1/2 inch of water, cover and bake for 30-40 minutes at 375 degrees, or microwave halves in same amount of water covered for 7-10 minutes. Glaze with butter and brown sugar or top with chopped fresh herbs.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin C and low in calories.

How to Choose

  • Choose squash with hard shells that seem heavy for their size.

How to Store

  • Store uncut in a cool, dry area up to 3 months. Refrigerate cut squash up to 1 week.

When are they in season?

  • June through January

Where are they grown?

  • Product of U.S.A. and Mexico

Recipes

Scalloped Squash and Potatoes

Scalloped Squash and Potatoes Ingredients: 2 cups Organic Klamath Pearl Potatoes, diced 3 cups Winter Squash (such as Acorn, Hubbard, Kabocha, or Turban), peeled and cut into chunks 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup cooked ham or Canadian bacon, chopped 1/4 … Continue reading

Squash and Plantain Puree

Squash and Plantain Puree Ingredients: 2 Frieda’s Plantains, peeled and chopped 1 ½ cups chicken broth 2 cups Frieda’s Squash (any type), cooked and mashed ¼ cup light cream ¼ cup dairy sour cream 2 tablespoons butter or margarine ¼ … Continue reading

Summer Meets Winter Squash with Pesto

Summer Meets Winter Squash with Pesto Ingredients: 4 Frieda’s Golden Nugget, Sweet Dumpling, or Sugar Loaf Squash 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup Frieda’s Pine Nuts 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup green onion, chopped 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced … Continue reading

Twice Baked Squash

Twice Baked Squash Ingredients: 6 Frieda’s® Sweet Dumpling Squash halved 4 to 5 cups cooked mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips or rutabaga 2 cups milk or light cream 1 ½ cups softened butter Grated rind of 1 orange ½ teaspoon … Continue reading

Hearty Squash Stew

Hearty Squash Stew Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced One 14 1/2-ounce can low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups water 2 cups tomatoes, diced 1 pound acorn, … Continue reading

Meringue Topped Squash

Meringue Topped Squash Ingredients: 6 Frieda’s® Golden Nugget Squash, halved 12 egg whites 2 cups mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 teaspoon paprika Steps Bake golden nugget squash halves, cut side down, with a little water in a covered pan at … Continue reading

Kabocha Neopolitan

Kabocha Neopolitan Ingredients: 1 Frieda’s Kabocha Squash, halved 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup green onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cups tomatoes, diced 1/4 cup sliced olives 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped, or 1 tsp. dried basil, crushed … Continue reading

Yucatan Tapenade

Yucatan Tapenade Ingredients: 1 Delicata Squash 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup diced onion 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1 medium Jicama, peeled & chopped 2 cups chopped tomatoes 3 tablespoons white wine … Continue reading

Cowboy Caviar

Cowboy Caviar Ingredients: 1 Frieda’s Delicata Squash 1/4 cup olive oil or cooking oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup diced onion 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper 1 medium Frieda’s Jicama, peeled and chopped (about 2 1/2 cups) 2 … Continue reading

Squash Corn Muffins

Squash Corn Muffins Ingredients: 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup sugar ¾ cup Frieda’s Squash (such as Hubbard, Banana, or Butternut), cooked and puréed ⅓ … Continue reading

Squash Francaise

Squash Francaise Ingredients: 1 ½ cup Frieda’s Squash (such as Hubbard, Banana, Delicata, Butternut, Kabocha, or Turban), cooked and puréed 3 tablespoons light or heavy cream ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 1 tablespoon fresh … Continue reading

Squash Fritters

Squash Fritters Ingredients: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash pepper 2/3 cup water 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 Frieda’s Kabocha, Acorn, or Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes … Continue reading

Golden Winter Squash Soup

Golden Winter Squash Soup Ingredients 1 cooked sweet dumpling squash 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 3 tablespoons flour 3 cups milk or light cream 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground mace Orange … Continue reading

Squash Souffle

Squash Souffle Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2/3 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup skim milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

Baked Squash with Herb Butter

Baked Squash with Herb Butter Ingredients: 4 Frieda’s small sized hard-shelled squashes, such as Delicata, Sweet Dumpling, or Golden Nugget, or 1 large hard-shelled squash such as Butternut, Buttercup, Turban, Kabocha, or Banana 2 teaspoons Olive oil 1/4 cup butter … Continue reading

Squash with Pignolias Primavera

Squash with Pignolias Primavera Ingredients: 4 Frieda’s Golden Nugget, Sweet Dumpling, or Sugar Loaf Squash 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup Frieda’s Pine Nuts 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup green onion, chopped 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 cup … Continue reading

Fruited Squash Halves

Fruited Squash Halves Ingredients: 2 Frieda’s Sweet Dumpling, Delicata, or Golden Nugget Squash 1/2 cup chopped Frieda’s Papaya, or peaches or nectarines 1/2 cup chopped fresh plums 1/2 cup diced pineapple 1/2 cup seedless grapes, halved 1/4 cup melted butter … Continue reading

Southern Squash Pie

Southern Squash Pie Ingredients: One 9- or 10-inch deep-dish pastry shell 1 3/4 cups Frieda’s Squash (such as Kabocha, Buttercup, Australian Blue, Hubbard, Banana, or Butternut) cooked and puréed 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon Frieda’s … Continue reading

Squash Provencal

Squash Provencal Ingredients: 4 Frieda’s® Sweet Dumpling, Delicata, or Golden Squash 1 1/2 cups zucchini, chopped 2 cups tomatoes, chopped 3 Frieda’s® Shallots, peeled and sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

Squash in Ginger Cream

Squash in Ginger Cream Ingredients: 2 pounds Frieda’s Squash (such as Acorn, Butternut, Banana, Buttercup, Delicata, Golden Nugget, or Sweet Dumpling), cut into slices or rings, skin removed 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 teaspoons Frieda’s Fresh Ginger, grated 2 … Continue reading