Squash with rice, sage & goat's cheese

Squash with rice, sage & goat's cheese

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 55 mins - 1 hr


Slow-roasted for maximum flavour this vegetarian main will thrill family and friends

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal318
  • fat17g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.84g
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  • 2 large butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 1 onion, finely chopped



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  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 100g basmati rice
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 25g sundried tomato in oil, drained and chopped
  • 100g firm goat's cheese, roughly chopped
  • handful fresh sage leaves, chopped



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Cut squash in half lengthways, then scoop out seeds and membranes. Brush insides with a little oil and place in a roasting tin filled to 1cm with water. Roast for 20-30 mins until almost tender when tested with a sharp knife. Scoop out some of the flesh and roughly chop.

  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a pan, then cook onion and garlic for 5 mins until the onion is tender. Stir in the rice and fry for 1 min. Add the vegetable stock and cook for a further 10-12 mins until the rice is tender and the liquid has all been absorbed.

  3. Stir in chopped squash flesh, sun-dried tomatoes, goat's cheese, half the sage leaves and seasoning.

  4. Stuff the squash with the filling, top with remaining sage leaves and cover with foil.

  5. Return to the oven and cook for a further 15 mins until the cheese is melted and all is heated through. Stand for 5 mins before serving with a green salad.

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29th Aug, 2017
The flavours in this were great but should have taken note of the comments below, will not be trying to eat out of the squash again! Can't wait to make it again.
12th May, 2011
I did as Naomibrook suggested and just chopped up the squash as a rice dish - it ended up as, essentially, risotto - very tasty! Making for the second time tonight.
10th Jun, 2010
i made it with brown rice and it still turned out delicous will repeat for sure
28th Feb, 2008
WOW. this was really delicious. the only problem i had was it was quite difficult to eat out of the squash once cooked. i might chop up the squash and just add it to the rice as a really great rice dish because the flavours went so well together.
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