Cheesy stuffed squash

This easy cheesy mince and squash recipe makes a fab family meal

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:40 mins
    Ready in 50 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 471
  • fat 27g
  • saturates 12g
  • carbs 29g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 31g
  • salt 0.56g


  • 2 butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g pack minced lamb
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 100g couscous
  • 100g goat's cheese or feta, crumbled
  • mint leaves, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat grill to high. Place squash on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil, season and pop under the grill. Cook for 15 mins, turn and cook 15 mins more until softened. Scoop out the fl esh, and chop.

  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a pan over a high heat. Cook the mince for 10 mins. Mix in the purée, cumin and couscous. Add 100ml/3½fl oz water. Cover, remove from heat. Leave for 10 mins.

  3. Tip in the squash with most of the cheese. Fluff up the couscous. Pile into the hollow squash. Top with remaining cheese and grill until bubbling.

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