As you may already noticed, I love stuffing stuff! Butternut squash is one of my favourit vegetables to stuff due to its sweet flavour which kids love!
I made this for Shabbat and kids absolutely loved it. They really enjoyed to get something round and mysterious on their plates so they did play with the dish for quite a long time but eventually they ate almost everything inside it and even the actual squash itself! I was ecstatic! I even shared pictures on Instagram and people were curious about it, so here I am sharing the recipe for you!
Prep time: 30 minutes
6 small butternut squashes
500 gram ground turkey/chicken
2 very ripe tomatoes
2 small onions
1 bunch of fresh coriander
3/4 cup brown Basmati rice (any whole grain would work here!)
1 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika powder
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup Organic Grapeseed oil
Preheat the over to 420 degrees and place a parchment paper on a baking sheet. Cut the top off butternut squashes so that you are left with the cup shaped bottoms and clean the inside from seeds. In a food processor combine tomatoes, onion and fresh coriander and mix well. Transfer to a large bowl and mix with ground turkey/chicken, basmati rice and spices. Mix with hands until everything is well combined. Then stuff everything into hollow butternut squashes and wrap each one tightly with aluminum paper and place on parchment paper. Bake for 1 hour or until the rice and the butternut squash are very soft.
Here are some before and after pictures:
This is how it looked like before baking (I removed the aluminum paper for the shot)
Here is how they look like after baking: