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Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios

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Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios has minimal ingredients and just one sheet pan for prep, perfect for your Holiday table or as an easy weeknight side dish.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios
Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata

This easy-to-make, festive winter side dish is perfect for the Holiday table! I’m excited to share this guest post from my close friend Heather K. Jones. She’s the nutrition expert for the Skinnytaste cookbooks, please welcome her…

Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios

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This wonderful squash dish is a new favorite of mine! I usually pair burrata mozzarella with tomatoes, but it actually goes really well with lots of vegetables, especially delicata squash. If you can’t find delicata squash, this will also work with roasted acorn sliced thin.

What is Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is available during fall and winter, same as other winter squashes like butternut, acorn, and pumpkin. And as the name suggests, this squash has a delicate rind or skin that is 100% edible—so no peeling is necessary!

The sweetness of the roasted squash pairs perfectly with the creamy burrata, the tart pomegranates and the crunchy pistachios. It looks and tastes super sophisticated, but with minimal ingredients and just one sheet pan for prep, it’s just as perfect for your Holiday table as it is for an easy weeknight side dish – it pairs with just about any protein!

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Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and PistachiosRoasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios

Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios

5 from 6 votes
5
Cals:165
Protein:5
Carbs:14
Fat:11
Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios makes and easy side dish, just add protein!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2 cup

Ingredients

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 ½ pounds Delicata squash 2 medium
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces burrata cheese quartered
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted pistachios
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh basil for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly spray 2 sheet pans with oil.
  • Slice each squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
    delicata squash on a sheet pan
  • Slice the seeded halves into ½-inch pieces (half circles) then divide and spread them evenly among the sheet pans. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, tossing halfway through cook time.
  • Transfer squash to a serving platter, top with burrata, pistachios, pomegranate seeds and basil. Serve immediately.
    Roasted Delicata Squash

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 /2 cup, Calories: 165 kcal, Carbohydrates: 14 g, Protein: 5 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 4.5 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 181 mg, Fiber: 2.5 g, Sugar: 4 g

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17 comments on “Roasted Delicata Squash with Burrata, Pomegranate and Pistachios”

  1. Love squash and this is a terrific recipe to use a really delicious one. Roasting the squash makes it very creamy, though because you keep the rind on, it holds together and looks beautiful. I really liked the addition of the burrata, though had to skip the pistachios due to a family member’s allergy. The pomegranate gives a nice slightly tart flavor and the bright red looks great with the yellow squash. Peeling the seeds out of the pomegranate submerged in water made it super easy and no mess from accidental squirts of juice. The white pith mostly floats, so separating that from the seeds was a cinch.

    Planning to make this recipe again, and likely will use other squashes like acorn or butternut too

  2. This was OUTSTANDING!  Oh my the flavors, the textures; such a great mouthful!
    I could eat it for my meal.  So glad I have leftovers…even picky husband said yes….

  3. Have not been able to find delicata squash in Atlanta since 2019. Abundant the year before. Anyone know why??

  4. This combination of delicata squash, pomegranate seeds and burrata is delicious. I actually air fryed the squash, which made it crispy., and mixed these together with arugula and a balsalmic vinegrette to make a delicious salad.

  5. Oh, My. Goodness!! Made this recipe for our Christmas dinner and our sons girlfriend (who is a chef and co owner of a restaurant ) was blown away with the taste and colors of this dish! Love, Love this! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!!

  6. We made this for Christmas dinner. It was great and “fancy” yet easy.  Much can be done ahead of time and then just assembled. The pomegranate gives it a nice light flavor. We served it with lamb. 

    1. I can’t find Delicata squash in my area right now. Is it okay to substitute Acorn squash? This recipe looks delicious!

  7. I cook delicata squash regularly on the same sheet pan as halved Brussels sprouts as they go together so well.  A twist on seasoning is to drizzle the prepared vegetables with coarse salt, pepper, Zatar and Sumac.  The latter two are wonderful middle-eastern seasonings and a way to add zest to regular salt and pepper.  

    1. Have you tried this brand before? Violife – I love their smoke provolone, too!
      https://violifefoods.com/us/product/just-like-feta-block/