This dish combines some of my absolute favourite ingredients and it’s also super versatile meaning you add other ingredients to taste or remove anything you’re not keen on (within reason!).
Not only does this dish taste delicious, it’s also incredibly healthy with the main ingredient – butternut squash – providing great nutritional benefits. Butternut squash is packed full of potassium, with one serving providing almost 500mg helping to reduce blood pressure. In addition, being full of fibre, butternut squash helps to improve digestive health by supporting friendly bacteria in the gut. And finally, with the winter months upon us, butternut squash can also help to keep those colds at bay containing nearly half your RDA of vitamin C helping to boost your immune system and keep your skin in check.
This version is meat free but if you want to increase the protein content further or add some more texture, chicken would be the perfect accompaniment.
I tend to cook a big batch of this recipe as it freezes well and is perfect for a quick midweek meal.
P.S. Did you know butternut squash is actually a fruit, not a vegetable?!