Couscous Stuffed Butternut Squash

Couscous Stuffed Butternut Squash

A sweet butternut squash is stuffed with seasoned couscous and baked to make this vegetarian dish.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Butternut squash
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Onion (minced)
2 tablespoons
Cumin powder
1 teaspoon
Cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder
1 teaspoon
100 g
Sultana raisins
50 g
Parmesan cheese
to taste


1. Cut the butternut squash in half. Remove the seeds and spread the surfaces with olive oil. Bake in the 200°C oven for 50 minutes.
2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a small pot and cook the onion until tender. Add the Tabasco sauce to flavor.
3. Fill a separate pot with 150 ml of hot water, then add the cumin and coriander. Stir and add the couscous. Cover with a lid and leave for 5 minutes. There's no need to heat the pot.
4. Combine the onion from Step 2, the couscous from Step 3, and the Sultana raisins.
5. Use a spoon to scrape out the insides of the butternut squash.
6. Combine the butternut squash flesh with Step 4.
7. Stuff the butternut squash skins from Step 5 with the filling from Step 6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

I'm currently into vegetarian cooking, so I came up with a recipe that uses my favorite butternut squash.