Stuffed Delicata Squash

For Thanksgiving, our vegan contribution was a Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice and Apples.  I loved the idea of stuffing a squash and thought I would try my hand at a stuffed delicata squash.  I have to say I am quite pleased with the result.  If you have never had a delicata squash, you should try one.  So sweet and buttery.

Stuffed Delicata Squash - My Whole Food Life

This would make the perfect side dish for your holiday celebration.  It’s also a complete meal because of the addition of the quinoa and nuts.  In fact, I have also eaten the mixture all by itself and it’s delicious!  Then again, I am a lover of all things squash.

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Serves 2-3 servings     adjust servings

A festive side dish perfect for your holiday celebration!



  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut the squash lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  3. Brush with oil and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Roast the squash face down for about 20-30 minutes. You can tell it's done if you can easily push a fork through the flesh.
  5. In a small saucepan , bring the quinoa and vegetable broth to a boil.
  6. After it's boiling, turn down, cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. Usually about 10 minutes.
  7. In a large saucepan , saute the mushrooms, onions, garlic and oil until they soften.
  8. Then add the cooked quinoa, almonds and balsamic and saute for another 5 minutes.
  9. Set aside and keep covered.
  10. Once the squash is done, spoon the mushroom/quinoa mixture into the squash and serve immediately.


Recipe Notes

I found that the mushroom/quinoa mixture is awesome by itself as well.

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11 thoughts to “Stuffed Delicata Squash”

  1. Thank you for this recipe. Bought quite a few of these little guys when I was at the Amish. Never new the type of squash they were. Looked them up, can't beleive all the recipes out there with them. Will be making this recipe tonight.
  2. I just made this for dinner and it was delicious!!! It was so quick and easy, i just used some mini butternut pumpkins that are at the end of their season here in Oz and it was absolutely scrumptious! Thankyou for the recipe :-)
  3. This may sound stupid. Do you eat the skins of this delicata squash? I've never eaten other squashes but zucchini. Do you also eat the skins of butternut, acorn, pumpkin, and other hard squashes?

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