Cheesy Bacon & Butternut Bake


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Serves 4 Preparation: 10 Min Cooking: 25 Min 


200g Eskort Streaky bacon

2 large butternuts

2 red onions, quartered

olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 sprigs fresh thyme

250ml (1c) cream cheese

250ml (1c) mozzarella cheese, grated

250ml (1c) soft feta

60ml (¼c) red pepper pesto

60ml (¼c) sundried tomato pesto


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Slice the butternuts in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  • Place the butternuts open side up on a greased baking sheet and fill with bacon and onion.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and top with thyme sprigs. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella and feta.
  • Spoon the cheese mixture on top of the cooked butternuts.
  • Return to the oven and grill for 7 minutes.
  • Serve the butternuts with red pepper and/or sundried tomato pesto.

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