Delicata Squash Tacos Recipe | PBS Food

Delicata Squash Tacos

Every fall squash deserves to be headliner on the menu. These deliciously spiced delicata squash tacos just might become a regular go to for you. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)



  • 1 tablespoon neutral-flavored oil
  • 2 delicata squash, trimmed, halved, seeds removed and cubed 
  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced 
  • Kosher salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • Tortillas, for serving 
  • Sliced radishes, as garnish
  • Crumbled cotija, as garnish


  1. In a medium skillet, set over medium heat, add the oil. When warm, add the cubed squash and cook until softened and golden brown, about 5 minutes. 
  2. Next, add the spices to the squash, along with two tablespoons of water. Toss until combined. Cook for an additional minute or two, just until the water evaporates. Salt to taste. 
  3. Spoon into warm tortillas and garnish with radishes and cotija. 
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