Delicata Squash, Stuffed with Ham & Ricotta

Stuffed Delicata Squash

We had this with rice, but small pasta or quinoa would be good – or just some good bread.


  • 1 large delicata squash, or 2 small, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 10oz (300gr) ham, cut into cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 810 fresh sage leaves, chopped 
  • 3 tbs fresh, chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 4oz (125gr) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) white wine
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • Place squash halves cut side down in a baking dish and bake in 400F (200C) oven for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Sauté the onion for 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Add ham, sage and sauté until ham starts to brown.
  • Add paprika, parsley, and sauté briefly.
  • Add mustard, ricotta, white wine, and stir to combine.
  • Keep warm until needed.
  • When squash are ready remove from oven, turn over and fill with the ham mixture.
  • Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, until heated through.


Once filled the squash just need to be in the oven long enough heat through and blend flavors.
The white wine is used to thin the ricotta a bit – you could use chicken stock, apple cider or even just water.

Keywords: stuffed winter squash, delicata squash

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