Lunches — By Ben on 16 November 2009
Stuffed Butternut Squash

Stuffed Butternut Squash

When I am checking out my fellow foodies’ blogs I always run into food I want to make. Sometimes I’ve wished I had unlimited resources and time (and an army to feed) to try every single recipe. Unfortunately that is not possible, but I get to try some of them and many others give me ideas to make something of my own. That was the case with this stuffed squash I saw on Kat’s blog last week. She made stuffed an acorn squash with mac and cheese, but I decided to stuff a butternut squash with tuna and Greek yogurt.

Stuffed Butternut Squash

I cut in half and seeded a butternut squash and roasted it in the oven at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. With a spoon I carved some of the squash meat out to make room for the stuffing. In a bowl I mixed that squash meat, one can of tuna, about 1/2 cup of sweet peas, pepper, salt and a dash of red pepper powder. I stuffed the squash with that mix and added a little bit of Greek yogurt on top.  I used the other half for a soup that I will be posting soon. This made a quick, delicious and healthy lunch. Thanks Kat for the idea! Now if you excuse me, I have to go fight another cold… I’ll have to quarantine Jon every time he comes home :(

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(10) Readers Comments

  1. That is such an original recipe! A scrumptious looking dish.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Yes, how I wish I have more time and more ppl to feed too! I've always wanted to stuff one of these things…looks like it's time!!

  3. Quick, healthy and delicious it certainly is Ben.

  4. What a great way to serve this squash. I usually eat it in soups. Great pics!

  5. Very original ben and very healthy! You've given me a few ideas here! Love the touch of Greek yogurt.

  6. Definitely original Ben … and it looks lovely. I'm always looking for different ways to use butternut squash.

  7. I think squash are just the perfect vehicle for so many things. Tonight I'm stuffing one with wild rice & sausage. Hope you feel better!

    • That Butternut Squash Lasagna sounds amanzig! I’ve been wanting to make a veggie lasagna for over a month now, but couldn’t think of anything that stood out!

  8. I hope you feel better soon! That sounds simple, but delicious!

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