Healthy Vegetarian Stuffed Butternut Squash

Healthy Vegetarian Stuffed Butternut Squash

Serves 2 (with enough for leftovers) and only takes 10 minutes to whip up – the perfect midweek dinner!


  • olive oil
  • pinch dried oregano
  • 150g ready to eat quinoa
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 50g toasted pine nut
  • 1 small carrot
  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • juice half lemon
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 50g pitted black olives
  • 2 spring onions, chopped


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6
  2. Halve the butternut squash, scoop out the seeds, and cut the flesh with a sharp knife
  3. Arrange the two halves on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with dried oregano, and cook for 40 minutes
  4. Take out of the oven, add the chopped pepper to the tray alongside the squash, and cook for a further 10 minutes
  5. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl
  6. Remove the tray from the oven and transfer the peppers to the ingredients in the bowl
  7. Stir together and spoon the filling onto the butternut squash
  8. Return to the oven for 10 mins and serve!

Source: BBC Good Food.

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