Baked Delicata Squash With Lime Butter

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

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.
Most Helpful

5 5

I love the lime and chili flavor!

4 5

Way too much butter. I think that 1 TBSP would have been fine. Otherwise the taste was really good.

5 5

Quick & easy! Tastes great! Will definitely recommend this to everyone! Works great with vegan butter :)