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Super Healthy British Butternut Squash

This recipe will be one of your family favourites:

A unique British-inspired butternut squash recipe.

It also delivers 2 of your five-a-day!

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A lonely butternut squash was sitting on the shelf for nearly 2 weeks while I was just waiting for the right time to transform it into a lovely and satisfying family dinner. I love stuffed vegetables – but to be honest I was a bit bored of the feta-walnut and honey-walnut versions what I usually make.

I searched the web for inspiration but somehow I did not find the right one. So I thought hard and checked all the cupboards and finally invented this British Stuffed Butternut Squash. I named it British because it’s inspired by our British favourites: baked beans and bacon. I added some barley too, it worked really well, but this optional, so if you are in a hurry just omit it.

I named it British because it’s inspired by our British favourites: baked beans and bacon. I added some barley too, it worked really well, but this optional, so if you are in a hurry just omit it.

I used my home-made baked beans this time – as we have plenty in the freezer (made a huge batch in the slow cooker a few weeks ago) – so it’s super healthy too. But I am confident that the reduced salt and reduced sugar baked beans from the supermarket work just as well.

I can say that it was delicious and I am sure I will make it often.

And it’s just dead easy: Roast the butternut squash in the oven, mix the stuffing ingredients in a bowl then fill the squash, bake it a few more minutes in the hot oven – and tadaaam dinner is ready.

Children didn’t even notice that they ate at least 2 portions of their five-a-day :-)))

 

A simple, satisfying family dinner

 

British Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Serves: 4-6 people

Time: 60 minutes (including baking time)

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Ingredients:

1 medium butternut squash

1 tbsp olive oil (or olive oil spray)

1 spring thyme

1 can reduced salt and sugar baked beans (or 1 cup homemade)

4 rashers of lean bacon

1/2 cup frozen sweetcorn

1/2 cup cooked barley pearl (optional)

3-4 tbsp grated cheddar

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Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 190C / 375F / Gas Mark 5. Cut the butternut squash into halves and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Place the butternut squash halves onto a baking tray and spray or spread the olive oil on the cut side. Sprinkle over the thyme and bake it for 40 minutes.

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Step 2

In the mean time cut the bacon into small pieces and dry fry them in a frying pan. In a mixing bowl combine the baked beans, sweetcorn, bacon pieces and barley pearl.

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Step 3

When the squash halves are cooked remove them from the oven, fill the halves with the bean mixture and sprinkle over the cheese. Bake them for a further 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted.

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