Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sweet potato squash

Another day of lather, rinse, repeat ! Stay within points, get in activity points, go about the buisness of homeschool, housework, reiki work and more. One interesting or new thing happened- I got to try a new squash! While at the pumpkin farm over the weekend, I spotted this :

It was labeled as a sweet potato squash, and I bought  two. How can you go wrong with something labeled as a sweet potato squash ? I do not think I have ever met a squash I did not like, and this variety is not one I have seen in our regular market, so I decided to be adventurous and try it out.  Turns out this is also called delicatta squash, and it is another vegetable rock star ! Cooks like any other winter squash and really needs no seasoning at all. The taste is something between a butternut squash and a sweet potato, and would be great used in soups, stews, breads and more. Makes a darned good side veggie as well !

Here is the other info :
Nutritional information
1/2 a squash is 75 calories, 1 gram of fat and 3 grams of fiber.
18 grams carbs

To cook, cut lengthwise, remove the seeds , place cut side down
on a cookie sheet and bake 35-45 min at 375. or peirce and microwave  whole 10 minutes


spunkysuzi said...

I haven't see that one before!

Baby Stepping said...


D_Kleiser said...

I looked for this squash yesterday at Sonny Acres Farm in West Chicago where I've bought them before. No luck this time. A wonderful flavor!