• 2 large butternuts
  • 100g cheddar cheese, grated
  • Cooked mince for stuffing

This idea struck me the other time when I was cutting butternuts for a totally different meal. I wasn’t too sure what the outcome would be and for the first time I was even nervous to try it out because I was afraid to fail, because there was a delicate balance between having the cups hold their shape whilst getting them cooked through at the same time! Thank goodness it worked out great and the family loved them 🙂 a ‘phew’ moment!!! 😀 I used this mince recipe to stuff the butternuts.

Quick Instructions

  1. Wash your butternuts (2 large). Cut them in half horizontally. Peel and de-seed them. Use a knife to create holes in the centre and you can use a tablespoon to scoop out the flesh and “perfect” the butternut cups. Put them in a good sized pot where they are not squashed and bring to the boil for about 15 minutes.
  2. After 15 minutes, drain excess water, put them on a cooling rack and allow them to cool.Once cooled, place them in a pyrex or oven proof dish. Brush them with a little vegetable or olive oil.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius on bake. Stuff the butternut cups with the mince. CLICK HERE for the recipe I used to prepare the mince. Bake the butternut cups for about 40-45 minutes. Add cheese (100g, grated) and return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes and you’re done. Enjoy!


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step 1

Wash your butternuts (2 large) (a). Cut them in half horizontally. Peel and de-seed them. Use a knife to create holes in the centre and you can use a tablespoon to scoop out the flesh and “perfect” the butternut cups (b). Put them in a good sized pot where they are not squashed (c) and bring to the boil for about 15 minutes (d).

 

Step 2

After 15 minutes, drain excess water (a), put them on a cooling rack and allow them to cool (b). Once cooled, place them in a pyrex or oven proof dish (c). Brush them with a little vegetable or olive oil (d).

 

Step 3

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius on bake. Stuff the butternut cups with the mince. CLICK HERE for the recipe I used to prepare the mince. Bake the butternut cups for about 40-45 minutes (a). Add cheese (100g, grated) and return to the oven and bake for another 10 minutes (c) and you’re done (d). Enjoy!

 

zimbabwe-butternut-mince(s)

Enjoy!



You can serve this as an appetizer or as a main together with roast potatoes, potato wedges, some pasta or even rice and a salad. Try it and let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear from you. Never miss any recipes published on this blog. Sign up here for my mailing list.

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