Image by Nikita Cloete

Image by Nikita Cloete

Get some goodness in with this easy roasted butternut recipe

Butternut with a crispy twist that is so easy to make, you’ll hardly believe how good it tastes.

Image by Nikita Cloete

Image by Nikita Cloete

Everyone is busy finding new hobbies or rediscovering old ones which is why my partner and I have been focusing on the one thing that we love to do — cook. During lockdown we’ve had to come up with some new twists to old recipes to keep our meals entertaining, since there is nowhere to go after all. This has lead us to set up cooking challenges against one another to see who can come up with a better dish.

Not being a huge butternut fan myself, I was a little sceptical at first but tried the meal placed in front of me and I have to admit, he nailed it! So here is what you’ll need to put this simple butternut dish together.

Roasted Butternut Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Recipe by Nikita Cloete Course: MainDifficulty: Easy
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Delectable every time!


  • 2 2 butternut

  • butter

  • bacon (optional)

  • feta

  • garlic

  • cheese – mozzarella, gouda, cheddar


  • Cut the butternut into halves and empty out the seeds and hollow out the middle. Remember to keep the pieces that you’ve cut out to the side as you will use them later.
  • Rub the butternut with olive oil and garlic.
  • Fill the hollows with tomato paste or diced tomatoes or both.
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Add chopped basil or the spice along with some Italian spice
  • Sprinkle a pinch of sugar over the top
  • Add chopped up raw bacon and feta and sprinkle over the top
  • Add the butternut pieces that you kept aside
  • Add some slices of butter and sprinkle grated cheese over the butternut
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees


  • This recipe does not require two people to make it, but if you have little people in the house that need to get away from the television and you would like to get them into the kitchen this is a fun recipe to get them involved in. There are a few steps that can be done completely by themselves and do not involve any knives or direct contact with the oven.

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