Surprise squashes for the whole family

By admin
11 June 2014

Are you struggling to get your kids (and the rest of the family) to eat enough healthy vegetables? This delicious recipe combines gem squash, butternut and sweet potato and will get your children excited about eating their veggies. And of course it can be pureed for baby too!

Gem squash filled with sweet potato and butternut

  • Serves 6
  • Preparation time: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 30 min

You’ll need:

  • 500 g sweet potato, chopped
  • 500 g butternut, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli
  • 45 ml (3 T) oil
  • 6 gem squashes
  • handful of chives, chopped

Do this:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C. Put the sweet potatoes and butternut in a roasting pan with the garlic, chilli and oil. Rub the mixture over the vegetables until well covered.
  2. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender then mash together.
  3. While the vegetables are roasting, halve the gem squashes and put in a large saucepan skin side down. Cover the base of the saucepan with water and cook, covered with a lid, for 15 minutes or until tender. Spoon or pipe the sweet potato mixture into the squashes and sprinkle with the chives.

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