Monday, 17 September 2012

Stuffed Butternut Squash

I always seem to make butternut squash into a soup with ginger and coconut or I roast it and mix it into a risotto, I never stuff it. I realised I had accidentally bought another pack of Feta cheese by mistake whilst already having a pack in the fridge and so thought a stuffed butternut squash with feta was in order.

One butternut squash
Large Red Chili
Pack of Feta cubed
One courgette
Field Mushroom
Yellow or Red Pepper
Thick bacon (optional)
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
Salad to Serve

I started by slicing my butternut in half, chopping a chill and crushing some garlic which I spread on top and then drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled some salt.

I also chopped my veg and tossed in some olive oil and let that gently roast in the oven on a lower shelf and around 10mins  before it was due to come out I added my chopped field mushroom.

Near the end of the cooking time, I grilled my bacon and added that to the veg. I scooped out the flesh from the butternut squashes and mixed everything together including the feta and then put them back in the oven for around 15mins.

In an ideal world I would have sprinkled the top with Parmesan and breadcrumbs but I had neither so had to do without.

I ate it with salad and it was very filling, a great mid-week yummy dinner.


  1. Phwoar! Looks delicious.

    Our homegrown squash are almost ready! :0)

  2. It's not quite squash time for us here in Washington, DC. But in a few weeks the coolness will cry out for stuffed squash.

  3. Butternut Squash is one of my favourite foods - so tasty and satisfying. I've only ever stuffed one with Quorn mince, but veggies and (Quorn) bacon would be good!