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Vegetarian Christmas | Stuffed Butternut Squash

A good friend of my Mum’s recently snuck a request in through her for a veggie option at the Christmas dinner table that outdoes a nut roast. I’m hoping to churn a few out before the big day but here’s my first go, this one’s for you, Rachel! Despite being a mere vegetable, half a butternut squash is a serious tummy-filler so if you plan to serve this up with your Christmas feast you might wanna go easy on the roasties and yorkshire puds. Appetite aside, this is a simple but out of this world combination of textures, tastes and smells. Enjoy! 1 organic butternut squash 50g pecans 50g dried cranberries 2 red onions, sliced 120g soft goats cheese, sliced Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 6 (conversions here). Chop the squash in half down the middle (from the top hat to the bottom i.e lengthways) and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Chuck the seeds away or do something cool with them, your call. Score the flesh with a sharp knife quite deeply, …