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Delicatas Stuffed with Kale, Tart Cherries and Walnuts

Course Side Dish
Keyword #kale, #squash recipes, #tart cherries
Servings 2
Author Robin Asbell


  • 1 small Delicata squash
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch lacinato kale stripped and chopped, save stems for another use
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 2-3 tablespoons tart cherry juice
  • generous pinch salt
  • 1/3-1/2 cup walnuts coarsely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper
  • Halve the squash, scoop the seeds and pulp and discard. Place cut side down on the pan and roast for 25-30 minutes, until tender when pierced with a knife.
  • In a large saute pan, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat, then saute the kale. When the kale is softened and dark gree, add the cherries and stir, then add the cherry juice and salt and cook, stirring, until the juice is evaporated and coats the kale. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Stir the walnuts into the kale mixture and stuff the squash. Reheat in the oven before serving.