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Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash


  • Author: Loving It Vegan
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 70 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • Yield: 4

Description

Hearty and wholesome roasted stuffed butternut squash. Stuffed with a delicious quinoa salad and roasted to perfection. Vegan and Gluten-Free.


Ingredients

For the Butternut Squash:

  • 2 Large Butternut Squash
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • Sprinkle Sea Salt
  • Sprinkle Black Pepper

For the Quinoa Salad:

  • 1 cup (170g) Quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 Spring Onions (Chopped)
  • 12 Green Olives (Sliced)
  • 3 Bell Peppers (Orange, Yellow and Red)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Chives
  • 12 Cherry Tomatoes (Sliced)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

For the Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce (or Tamari if gluten-free)
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Garlic

For the Topping (Optional):

  • 3.5oz (100g) Grated Vegan Cheese

Instructions

  1. Slice the butternuts in half, remove the pips and scrape with a fork. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano, dried basil and rosemary, sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Bake in the oven at 460°F (240°C) for around 60 minutes until soft and cooked.
  3. While the butternut is baking, cook your 1 cup of quinoa according to package directions or as per your preferred method. 1 cup of uncooked quinoa = approximately 3 cups cooked quinoa. Use it all in the salad.
  4. Chop up your red, yellow and orange bell peppers and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Add in to the oven with the butternut and allow to roast for 10 minutes.
  5. When the quinoa is cooked, transfer it to a mixing bowl and add the roasted bell peppers, chopped spring onions, sliced olives, sliced cherry tomatoes and chopped chives. Add the lemon juice and mix in.
  6. Mix the sauce ingredients in a bowl and pour over the quinoa salad and mix in.
  7. When the butternut is soft and cooked, remove from the oven, stuff with the quinoa salad, and top with grated cheese. Return to the oven to bake for a final 10 mins.

  • Category: Entree, Savory, Gluten-Free
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Serve (of 4)
  • Calories: 529
  • Sugar: 20.7g
  • Sodium: 837mg
  • Fat: 16.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 90.6g
  • Fiber: 18.3g
  • Protein: 11.5g

Keywords: stuffed butternut squash