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Baked Delicata Squash With Lime Butter

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“I spotted these colorful squash at a farm stand in Vermont last weekend - I brought them home and scoured the Internet to find out what to do with them! I found the following recipe on The squash turned out to be delicious, with delicate, edible skin. The tangy/spicy butter topping complemented the mild squash perfectly.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (3/4 lb) delicata squash
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove fibers and seeds. Place cut-side down in a glass baking dish and add water to the dish to a depth of 1/4 inch.
  3. Bake 30 minutes or until squash is soft but not mushy. Remove from oven.
  4. In a small bowl, combine butter, lime juice, and chili powder; stir until well blended. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon the butter mixture into baked squash cavities and serve hot.

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