|My new favourite lunch... and a big chunk of your 5 a day!|
You Will Need
♥ One butternut squash
♥ 3 tablespoons of passata/tomato puree
♥ Cheddar cheese, grated
♥ Olive oil
♥ Black peppercorns for seasoning
♥ Your toppings of choice - I went for ham, mange tout, red pepper and cherry tomatoes
♥ Preheat your oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4. Lightly grease an oven tray with olive oil and leave to heat up.
♥ Chop off each end of the butternut squash, leaving you with the chunky stem. Peel the squash thoroughly, then carefully slice into roughly 5cm thick circular pieces.
♥ Put the slices onto the oven tray and bake for 25 minutes. Make sure you turn them halfway through so they crisp up on both sides.
♥ Meanwhile prepare your toppings! I chose a selection of what we had in the fridge; so cherry tomatoes, mange tout (which I left raw), red pepper and little squares of ham.
♥ Once the squash is browning on both sides, take out and spread a generous but neat dose of passata across each slice with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the cheese on top of each slice.
♥ Arrange your toppings, then finish off with a bit of extra cheese and black pepper.
♥ Put back in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until the toppings are hot and the cheese bubbling.