My wife and I had this during our second week in the Store Cupboard challenge and it is a very easy and tasty meal.
You can have stuffed butternut with many things from rice, chilli, mince and vegetables. For this recipe I will be showing you how to make stuffed butternut with mince, onions, peas and kale.
To create this recipe for two people you will need:
- 1 butternut squash
- 200g mince
- 1 onion
- Cheese to melt on top (optional)
To make the recipe for your family of 4 then double the amounts.
- Preheat the oven to 180C and preheat a frying pan.
- Cut your squash in half and remove all of the seeds (pretending this is a sacrifice with screams and evil laughing optional), the seeds can then be thrown away. Alternatively you can keep the seeds and use them to grow your own butternut.
- Place the butternut in a preheated oven and cook. This can be a lengthy process depending on the size of your butternet. Meanwhile…
- Cut up onion/s and any other vegetables you may wish to add. (make sure it's diced finely if there are fussy eaters in the family)
- Add mince to frying pan with the onion, and cook until mince brown.
- Remove the butternut from the oven, allow to cool slightly before scooping out the flesh.
- Mix the butternut flesh and mince mixture in a bowl.
- Add the mince and butternut flesh mixture into the butternut squash halves. Add the optional cheese.
- Place both halves on a baking tray or oven dish and into oven for 20 minutes.
- After ten minutes add kale to a hot frying pan with a sprinkle of sugar and cook for 10 minutes.
- Place peas in bowl of water, place in microwave cook on full for two minutes and then repeat before serving with butternut and kale.
What is your favourite thing to stuff butternut with?