Cheesy Baked Squash

Cheesy Baked Squash


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About this recipe: A simply delicious squash recipe. Acorn squash is par-cooked in the microwave, then stuffed with sauteed onion, celery, mushrooms and cheese. Serve as a side dish with chicken, beef or pork.


Serves: 2 

  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 50g butter
  • 125g celery, diced
  • 160g onion, finely chopped
  • 125g fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 60g grated Cheddar cheese

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Place squash cut side down in a glass dish. Cook in microwave for 20 minutes on HIGH, until almost tender.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add celery and onion; saute until transparent. Stir in mushrooms; cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley. Divide mixture in half, spoon into the squash and cover.
  4. Cook 15 minutes in the preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and put back in the oven until the cheese bubbles.


If acorn squash is unavailable, use butternut squash instead.

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