Roasted autumn vegetables with Lancashire cheese
- Preparation and cooking time
- Total time
- Ready in 40-45 minutes
- Serves 4 as a side dish or 2 as a main
- 1 large butternut squash (about 600-700g/1lb 5oz - 1lb 9oz in weight)
- 1 medium red onion
- 6 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large sprig fresh sage
- 1 large courgette
- 1 tbsp balsamic or sherry vinegar
- 100g Lancashire cheese
- STEP 1
Preheat the oven to fan180C/conventional 200C/ gas 6. Using a sharp knife, cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Cut the halves into smaller pieces so you can peel them more easily. Chop the flesh into big bite-sized pieces – they don’t have to be neat.
- STEP 2
Halve the onion and trim the root end leaving a little on to hold the segments together. Peel and then cut each half into four wedges. Scatter the squash and onion in a large roasting tin so they have plenty of room to roast, drizzle over 5 tbsp of the oil and toss together. Strip the sage leaves from the stem and roughly chop – you should have about 2 tbsps. Scatter over the vegetables and season. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through.
- STEP 3
Meanwhile, slice the courgette thickly and toss with the remaining oil. Remove the roasting tin from the oven and push the partly cooked squash and onion to the side. Put the courgette slices flat on the base and season. Roast for a further 10 minutes, until all the vegetables are tender.
- STEP 4
Remove tin from the oven, sprinkle the vinegar over the vegetables and toss. Crumble over the Lancashire cheese. Toss lightly so the cheese melts a little and serve.