Baked Delicata Squash

Tossed with cream and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, this beautiful side also from The Glorious Vegetables of Italy enhances the sweet flavor of autumn squash.

Ingredients:
2 Delicata squash, halved, seeded and cut in half crosswise to yield 4 total pieces
¼ cup heavy cream
¼ cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Pinch grated nutmeg
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Arrange the pieces of squash, cut-side up, on a large rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle cream over squash pieces and use a pastry brush to spread evenly around. Season with salt and pepper, then sprinkle each piece with a little nutmeg and then a sprinkle of the Parmigiano.

3. Bake squash for 30-40 minutes, basting once or twice during cooking. The squash is done when cream is thickened and lightly browned, and flesh is tender. Transfer to platter and serve immediately.

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Season to Season Recipes

With the swing from cloudy and drippy to amazingly-sunny and crisp, the weather has us—and the gardens—towing the line between summer and fall. Luckily, that also means that we are enjoying produce from both seasons as summery favorites like heirloom tomatoes, corn, late season blueberries and unique purple Islander peppers continue to delight alongside new offerings like Delicata squash and beautiful Shipova pears. Also included: Gruyère cheese bread, farm-fresh eggs and red wine so you can toast to whatever season is at hand today.

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Watermelon Radish & Arugula Salad
Top this crisp combination with a garlic-lemon dressing and freshly-grated Romano cheese.

Broccolini Salad with Olives & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
This salad packs in the flavor!

Vegetable Frittata
Packed with colorful peppers and summer squash, this easy frittata boasts incredibly fresh flavor.

Roasted Delicata Squash
Buttery and incredibly delicious, Delicata squash is wonderful roasted with just a touch of brown sugar and red pepper flakes.

Baked Fennel
This classic Italian finocchi gratinati is simply sublime.

Roasted Delicata Squash

Buttery and incredibly delicious, Delicata squash is wonderful roasted with just a touch of brown sugar and red pepper flakes.

Ingredients:
2 Delicata squash (about 3 pounds)
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400°. With a sharp knife, cut Delicata in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and discard (or, save and roast like pumpkin seeds if you wish). Cut each Delicata half into ½-inch slices.

2. Arrange the pieces in a single layer in a metal baking pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with brown sugar and red pepper flakes (if using), then season with salt and pepper.

3. Place in oven and roast 10 minutes. Using a spatula, turn squash in pan. Continue roasting, turning every 7-10 minutes until both sides of the squash pieces are golden brown and the texture is creamy to the teeth all the way through, about 25-30 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper as needed, and serve.

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Home for the Holidays Recipes

‘Tis the season for family and friends to gather around and celebrate the most magical time of year—allow us to lend a helping hand with any soirée you might have planned with a bevy of handmade accoutrements ranging from an earthy cream of mushroom soup and Gruyère cheese bread to nutty granola and our signature spiced cranberry sauce. Also included in this holiday lineup: Farm-fresh eggs, locally-baked gingerbread loaf and seasonal produce like parsnips, Delicata squash and orchard apples. From our family to yours—happy holidays!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Radicchio Salad with Fennel & Blood Orange
This crisp, citrus-kissed salad is just beautiful.

Honey-Balsamic Roasted Carrots
This slam-dunk recipe from Domenica Marchetti’s The Glorious Vegetables of Italy makes the best of crisp carrots.

Baked Delicata Squash
Tossed with cream and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, this beautiful side also from The Glorious Vegetables of Italy enhances the sweet flavor of Delicata squash.

Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter & Lemon
A fantastic holiday side dish!

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes & Parsnips with Herbs
Fragrant herbs add a bright touch to these roasted vegetables.

Lemon & Thyme-Infused Olive Oil
A wonderful gift for friends, neighbors or the holiday hosts!

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