Make Ahead

Sage & Nut-Stuffed Delicata Squash

June 26, 2021
2 Ratings
Photo by Eve Fox
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This melty, nut-studded vegetarian main is so delicious and hearty that the meat-eaters will want in, too. —Eve Fox

Test Kitchen Notes

This savory main dish was a hit with my omnivore family. As the lone vegetarian, I sometimes have a hard time finding recipes everyone will love. This simple recipe fits the bill nicely. Consistency of the squash was perfect. The mix of onion, cheeses and nuts made for a very satisfying filling. —kstewart22

What You'll Need
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/3 cup lightly toasted pine nuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup lightly toasted almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cooked short-grain brown rice or quinoa (I usually cook the rice in vegetable broth for added flavor)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 delicata squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in sage and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in nuts. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice, eggs, Parmesan, and half of the cheddar cheese. Stir in the nut and onion mixture. Divide the stuffing among the squash halves, sprinkle with the rest of the cheddar cheese, and bake until tender when pierced with a fork and tops are browning, about 45 minutes.

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2 Reviews

June June 26, 2021
We really enjoyed this dish! My first time using delicata squash. I had two average-sized (I think) squash as a main dish for two of us but we only ate one-half each, with a side of California cole slaw. The only thing I might change next time is to reduce or omit the eggs. Although the flavor was excellent, I didn't care for the texture the eggs gave to the filling. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
fishinwidow January 15, 2022
I was half of the "we" who ate this. The other half was the chef. It was delicious. I didn't mind the egg texture - I actually enjoyed it. I wish June would cook it for me again.