Stuffed Butternut Squash With Quinoa

roasted butternut squash quinoa

Although the last few weeks have (for the most part) been gloriously sunny,ย there’s a definite chill to the air. The mornings are crisper, fresher, and the nights are drawing in. Come 9pm, and I want to be snuggled beneath a blanket.

While I’m already missing the summer heat, I love the delicious comfort food which comes with the cooler months. The soups, the stews, the root vegetables – all delicious, all so satisfying.

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One of my favourite foods to enjoy during the Autumn is roasted squash. Sweet, filling and incredibly versatile – not to mention cheap! – it’s one of my favourite comfort foods, especially when roasted tender.

I love these Stuffed Butternuts with Quinoa as they’re so simple to create, made with minimal effort, yet full of flavour. It tastes equally delicious cold, too, so is a great option for lunchboxes if you’re looking to mix things up a little!

If you have any Autumnal dishes you’d like to see, drop me an email – I love a challenge!

Sam x

Stuffed Butternut Squash With Quinoa

Roasted butternut squash recipe

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 190C, then line a baking tray. Scoop out the seeds from your squash, then score its flesh with a sharp knife in a sort of criss-cross pattern. Drizzle over a touch of olive oil, season and sprinkle over the Nude Spice. Place in the oven to bake for 40 minutes.
  2. Halfway through cooking the squash, arrange the remaining veggies on a separate tray. Drizzle over one teaspoon or so of olive oil, season and place in the oven alongside the squash to roast for the remaining 20 minutes, turning half-way through cooking.
  3. In the meantime, cook your quinoa according to packet instructions, along with the lemon juice and some seasoning. Once fluffy, drain and set aside.
  4. To serve, toss together the Mediterranean veggies with the quinoa, along with the pine nuts, feta and parsley. Place inside the roasted squash and serve immediately.

Author: Sam

I'm a freelance health, food and fitness journalist, busy mama and recipe creator!

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