Jamie Oliver

Baked squash

Stuffed with nutty cranberry-spiked rice

Baked squash

Serves 6
Cooks In2H 30M
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    300
    15%
  • Fat
    8.9g
    13%
  • Saturates
    1.3g
    7%
  • Protein
    5.1g
    10%
  • Carbs
    51.1g
    20%
  • Sugars
    22.2g
    25%
  • Salt
    1.2g
    20%
  • Fibre
    6.5g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook
recipe adapted from

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash , (1.2kg)
  • olive oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 bunch of fresh sage , (30g)
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 75 g vac-packed chestnuts
  • 75 g basmati rice
  • 75 g dried cranberries
  • 1 pinch of ground allspice
  • red wine
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Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook
recipe adapted from

Jamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook

By Jamie Oliver

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
  2. Wash the squash, carefully cut it in half lengthways, then remove and reserve the seeds. Use a spoon to score and scoop some flesh out, making a gully for the stuffing all along the length of the squash.
  3. Finely chop the scooped-out flesh with the seeds and put into a frying pan on a medium heat with 2 tablespoons of oil.
  4. Peel, finely chop and add the onion and garlic, stirring regularly while you pick the sage leaves and finely chop them with the sun-dried tomatoes and chestnuts.
  5. Stir into the pan with the rice, cranberries and allspice, add a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper and a swig of red wine, and mix well. Fry for 10 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
  6. Pack the mixture tightly into the gully in the two squash halves, then press the halves firmly back together. Rub the skin of the squash with a little oil, salt and pepper, and if you’ve got them, pat on any extra herb leaves you have to hand.
  7. Place the squash in the centre of a double layer of tin foil, then tightly wrap it up. Bake for around 2 hours, or until soft and cooked through.
  8. Once ready, take the squash to the table and open up the foil in front of everyone, then carve into nice thick slices and serve with all the usual trimmings.

Tips

This tasty squash also makes a delicious veggie side dish, in which case you should be able to feed about 10 to 12 people with this recipe.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    300
    15%
  • Fat
    8.9g
    13%
  • Saturates
    1.3g
    7%
  • Protein
    5.1g
    10%
  • Carbs
    51.1g
    20%
  • Sugars
    22.2g
    25%
  • Salt
    1.2g
    20%
  • Fibre
    6.5g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake