Gem squash cups

Gem squash cups stuffed with creamy spinach. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula.

Gem squash cups stuffed with creamy spinach

Two great veggies combined into one delicious side dish. Try our gem squash cups stuffed with creamy spinach.

Gem squash cups

Gem squash cups stuffed with creamy spinach. Image: Msi Muzi Mathebula.

Out of ideas what side dishes to prepare? Try our gem squash cups stuffed with creamy spinach. It adds a nutritious punch to your meal. And it is not only healthy but tastes incredible too.

Combining creamy spinach with gem squash is a clever way to enjoy these two veggies simultaneously. The gem squash serves as a little cup into which the creamy spinach is loaded. This presentation looks so appetising that it will gain a lot of attention from your guests around your dinner table.

Getting enough spinach in our diet is so important. This superfood is packed with nutrients. It improves the health of our skin, hair and bones. It also contains protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals. Convinced yet why you should include this leafy green veggie in your diet? If your little ones do not like spinach, maybe these gem squash cups will do the trick.

Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you have tried this side dish.

Gem squash cups stuffed with creamy spinach recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Msi Muzi Mathebula Course: SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Ingredients

  • 7 gem squash cut into halves

  • 1 bunch spinach washed and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic

  • ½ onion cut and chopped

  • 1 teaspoon zesty lemon and herb

  • 125 ml fresh cream

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • salt to taste

  • 250 ml milk

  • 1 litre water

Method

  • In a pot add 750 ml water and simmer the gem squash until soft. Remove from the heat, drain the water and set aside.
  • In a pot, add the garlic, onion, chopped spinach and water and allow it to simmer for 5 minutes and drain the water.
  • In a separate small pot, heat the milk until hot and set it aside.
  • In a separate pot, heat the butter and add the flour, lemon zest and herbs and whisk well for 2 minutes.
  • Add the hot milk and whisk until well combined. Add the spinach, mix well and add the cream. Simmer for 4 minutes, add seasoning to taste and remove from the heat.
  • Stuff the gem squash with the creamy spinach and serve.

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