Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter Recipe -
Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter

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"My new favorite squash is Delicata, an heirloom squash happily being rediscovered. Look for them in the winter squash section of your grocery store. They're cream to pale yellow with green stripes, and their flesh is orange, slightly sweet and smooth but not stringy. My sister suggested the lime butter topping (my personal favorite), but a blend of maple syrup and butter is good, too. The squash usually aren't very big, so plan half a squash per person."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the squash cut side down into a baking dish. Pour water into the dish to about 1/4 inch deep.
  2. Bake in preheated oven until the squash pierces easily with a fork, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, blend the butter with the lime juice and chili powder in a small bowl. Mix in the lime zest, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon the butter mixture into the cooked squash, and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2010

I give this five stars because it is the best combination of ingredients I have tried for Delicata squash. This is NOT the kind of vegetable that tastes good mashed up with vanilla, cream and cinnamon like pumpkin or sweet potato - (believe me, I tried cooking many ways this morning)The lime and spice bring out the flavor the best. You can add a dash of cayenne if you like. Had to upload my picture after cooking - Thanks! P.S. The SEEDS are great too. I rinsed and dried them, then baked at 275 for about 30 min. Next, heat up a tsp or less of olive oil in a pan and add lime juice, salt, chili and cayenne pepper to taste. Mix in your seeds and cook for a minute or less. Spread on paper towel and allow to dry before storing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 24, 2010

Disappointment. The mixture had no flavor. The lime and chili while originally interesting, was a waste of time and money. Squash was bland and fibrous. The butter had no flavor and got lost in the blandness. Will not do this recipe again. Deleting it too.

Oct 27, 2009

This was very good! I cooked it in the crock pot on low for 1-1/2 hours, but didn't change anything else. Hubby works from home and can turn the crock pot on when needed, so I use the crock whenever I can.

Oct 15, 2012

This was delicious! Great side veggie.

Nov 29, 2008

I loved this! It was easy and was such a nice change from the typical recipes for baking squash (which are invaribly sweet). It made a wonderful and interesting side dish for a Mexican dinner.

Jan 16, 2008

Totally agree with first reviewer, this was amazing! I wanted to drive into town (25 miles) to buy more sqaush!

Sep 24, 2009

OH MAN!!! This is SO good and so easy to make! The combination of the lime and chili in the lime butter is fantastic! I had to cook my squash for longer than 30 minutes but it was well worth it!

Dec 02, 2008

I LOVED IT! Thank you for sharing this recipe. My boyfriend who HATES squash so far in my cooking.. ATE HIS ENTIRE SQUASH. I was so thrilled.. he's like a finicky little kid about eating his vegis. Thanks again so much for sharing this one. I will definately use it again!


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  • Calories
  • 166 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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