Stuffed Butternut Recipe

Grilled butternut stuffed with feta, bacon and vegetables and topped with bubbly mozzarella. Omit the bacon for a vegetarian option.


Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

30 minutes


Serves 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 small even size butternuts
  • 250 g SPAR frozen mixed vegetables, cooked
  • 1 round SPAR feta cheese, finely cubed
  • 100 g SPAR chopped bacon
  • 50 g SPAR grated mozzarella (125 ml)

Recipe Method

  1. Using a fork, deeply prick each butternut a few times. Boil in lightly salted water until a sharp knife inserted is easily removed. Preheat oven to Grill setting with the oven-shelf one above centre position. (If serving this meal with a garlic bread, place the foil parcel on the lower oven shelf, early during this oven-heating-time only, to make efficient use of electricity.)
  2. Meanwhile, place the bacon on a plate and cover with paper-towel. Microwave on 100% Power for 2 minutes.
  3. Cut the butternut in half lengthwise, and scoop out the pips. Lie the halves on an oven dish, with each cavity facing upward.
  4. Combine the cooked vegetables, feta cheese and bacon. Spoon the mixture in each butternut cavity and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over.
  5. Grill until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

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