Veggie-Stuffed Squash Bowls Veggie-Stuffed Squash Bowls

Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Maya Visnyei

Savour sweet roasted butternut squash in a veggie-packed "bowl." Use the leftover squash to make a comforting pie and squash waffles.

  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 15 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



Position racks in top and bottom thirds of oven; preheat to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Halve squash lengthwise and remove seeds. Brush cut sides of squash with 1 tbsp of the oil; arrange on prepared pans, cut sides down. Roast squash, turning once and switching and rotating pans halfway through, until fork-tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Scoop flesh from 4 of the squash halves, leaving 3/4-inch border. Set flesh aside. Scoop flesh from remaining halves into large bowl; add reserved flesh and mash until smooth. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days for use in Butternut Squash Vegetarian Cottage Pie and Squash Waffles.

While squash are roasting, in large nonstick skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; cook zucchini, yellow pepper and red onion until softened, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and thyme; cook until tomatoes begin to soften, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; let cool slightly. Toss together zucchini mixture, 1/4 cup of the Fresh Thyme Vinaigrette, the mozzarella and walnuts.

Mound mixture into 4 hollowed-out squash halves, slightly packing. Sprinkle with goat cheese. On same pans, bake until warmed through and cheese is beginning to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Halve crosswise; serve with spring mix tossed with remaining Fresh Thyme Vinaigrette.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 229 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 12 g
  • Calories 405
  • Total fat 29 g
  • Potassium 942 mg
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 32 g
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Veggie-Stuffed Squash Bowls