DAY 5 – Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash


Total time: 40 minutes

  • 1 sweet dumpling squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 2 shallots, roughly chopped
  • 5oz (45gr) bacon, chopped
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash


  • Place squash halves face down on a baking tray and bake in 400F (200C) oven for 25 – 30 minutes. Or microwave for 5 – 7 minutes. Shells will ‘give’ to the touch when they are ready.
  • Remove and turn over.
  • While squash bake sauté bacon until almost crisp. Drain fat if needed.
  • Add butter, shallots and sauté 5 – 10 minutes longer shallots start to brown.
  • Remove from heat and add maple syrup. Keep warm until needed.
  • When squash are ready divide mixture and fill each squash half
  • Return to oven for 5 minutes, just until heated through.
  • Serve….

There is lots of variations to try with the sweet dumpling squash if you fancy replacing the bacon with other meats or the vegetarian version use rice quinoa or even couscous – so quick and easy with lots of colour.

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