Sausage stuffed butternut squash

    Sausage stuffed butternut squash

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    1hr20min


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    About this recipe: This lovely sausage stuffed butternut squash dish is incredibly delicious and a perfect autumn meal. Use spicy sausage meat for a bit of extra flavour and serve with a crisp fresh salad.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 1 (450g) butternut squash, halved lengthways and seeded
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 55g butter
    • 30ml double cream
    • chopped fresh parsley, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 red onion, chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 red chilli, seeded and minced
    • 450g sausage meat
    • Nandos® peri-peri sauce
    • olive oil, to drizzle

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Place the halved butternut squash skin side down on a baking tray. Season generously.
    2. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes until softened. Remove from the oven, keeping the oven on, and scoop out all of the flesh and place in a saucepan. Reserve the butternut squash shells. Over a medium heat, mash together with the 55g butter, double cream and parsley and cook until any excess liquid from the squash has evaporated. Set aside.
    3. In a frying pan, melt the 2 tablespoons butter and add the onion, garlic and chilli. Cook and stir for several minutes until soft then add the sausage meat, peri-peri sauce and season to taste. Cook and stir for 5 to 6 minutes until the sausage meat has browned.
    4. Into the two reserved butternut squash shells, divide the sausage mixture equally and spoon the mashed squash followed by the sausage mixture into each one. Drizzle with olive oil.
    5. Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes until the sausage meat is no longer pink and the top has browned. Remove from the heat and serve hot.

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