Butternut squash casserole

Butternut squash casserole

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(85 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4

A warming seasonal dish with a fusion of flavours, perfect for winter evenings

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal313
  • fat9g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre5g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.47g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed



    Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 225g sweet potato, cubed
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 butternut squash (about 550g/1lb 4oz), peeled and chopped
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 200ml red wine
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 75g bulgur wheat

To serve

  • 4 spoonfuls Greek yogurt
  • a little grated vegetarian cheddar cheese



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…


  1. In a large pan, heat the olive oil, then cook onion and garlic for 5-7 mins until the onion is softened. Add the cumin seeds and paprika, then cook for a further 2 mins. Stir in the sweet potato, red pepper and butternut squash and toss with the onion and spices for 2 mins.

  2. Pour in the tomatoes, red wine and vegetable stock, season, then simmer gently for 15 mins. Stir in the bulgur wheat, cover with a lid, then simmer for 15 mins more until the vegetables are tender, the bulgur wheat is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.

  3. Serve in bowls topped with a spoonful of Greek-style yogurt and some grated vegetarian cheddar.

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6th Dec, 2012
Yummy, quick and easy. I add mince meat instead of bulgar and often just use regular potatoes instead of sweet ones. Often skip the wine as I don't think it needs it. Definitely a staple in our house.
28th Nov, 2012
Very good! Healthy, filling and delicately spiced and easy to make, winner all round.
20th Nov, 2012
Made this for a vegetarian visitor and it was quickly demolished by all the carnivores present who ate it as a side dish with a chorizo sausage meal.
18th Oct, 2012
I served this with sausages as I know my husband doesn't like a meal without meat. He suggested adding chorizo to it next time which I think would work well. I followed the recipe except I cooked for a bit longer to make sure the squash and potatoes were cooked through. Enjoyed it but I couldn't really tell the difference between the squash and potatoes once cooked as they'd both absorbed the same flavour.
18th Oct, 2012
Really simple to do & tasty, although I altered it a bit to give it a Turkish twist... Substituted sweet potatoes with normal potatoes Substituted wine & veg stock with chicken stock Added 1/2 tsp cumin Added 1/2 tsp cinnamon Added 5 cardamom pods Added 1tblsp tomato puree Added 1tblsp of chilli (jar) Mixed in 2 tblsp natural yogurt Served with buttered bread, yum.
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4th Aug, 2012
I made this using the ingredients I had in my cupboards, which resulted in me omitting the butternut squash and replacing it with chickpeas and spinach. I also added garlic powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and ground ginger, and these helped to give it a lovely warmth. I personally think the wine worked well, adding a depth to the flavours. I didn't add yoghurt or cheese but it still ended up tasting beautiful.
21st Jun, 2012
Delicious! Made a few alterations based on what I had in the cupboards - I left out the stock and doubled up on the tomatoes and wine instead; added chorizo and left out the paprika, which gave it another depth of flavour. Very tasty and warming. Found that the yoghurt topped it perfectly, otherwise it might have been a bit rich. Will definitely be making again.
24th Apr, 2012
left out the wine,served with brocolli. Very tasty just a bit sweet.
6th Mar, 2012
I added Choritzo and two medium strength chillies also using cous cous and it was unbelievable. *****
18th Feb, 2012
Great & easy to make!


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