Floury and dense! This is an easy recipe using a whole small kabocha squash. This is dinner for my daughter and myself. We can eat a whole one between the two of us. I kept the flavors simple because I used a sweet type of kabocha squash.
Wash the kabocha squash well, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 to 6 minutes at 600 W.
Chop the onion finely.
When the kabocha squash is tender, cut 1/4 of the top off and take out the seeds inside.
Scoop out the insides of the squash, taking care not to poke through to the surface or crush the shape. Leave about a thickness of 1 cm all around.
Heat some oil in a frying pan, add the onion and ground meat and stir fry. Season with salt and pepper. Add soy sauce too if you like.
Mix the scooped out insides of the kabocha squash and the stir fried ingredients from Step 3. Add the pizza cheese and season with salt and pepper.
Put the mixture into the hollowed out kabocha squash. Bake in a toaster oven until the cheese melts.
My first recipe using a small variety of kabocha squash called "Bocchan". It's about 12 cm in diameter, and is sweeter than most other kabocha squash types.