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very easy
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 h 30 m


butternut squash
2 1/2 lb/1.2 kg
olive oil
red onion
clove garlic
bunch of fresh sage
1 oz/30 g
sundried tomatoes
2 1/2 oz
vac-packed chestnuts
75 g
2 1/2 oz
basmati rice
75 g
2 1/2 oz
dried cranberries
75 g
pinch of ground allspice
red wine (optional)


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Wash the squash, carefully cut it in half lengthways, then remove and reserve the seeds. Use a spoon to score and scoop some flesh out, making a gully for the stuffing all along the length of the squash. Finely chop the scooped-out flesh with the seeds and put into a frying pan on a medium heat with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of oil. Peel, finely chop and add the onion and garlic, stirring regularly while you pick the sage leaves and finely chop them with the sundried tomatoes and chestnuts. Stir into the pan with the rice, cranberries and allspice, add a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper and a swig of red wine (if using), and mix well. Fry for 10 min., or until softened, stirring occasionally.

Step 2

Pack the mixture tightly into the gully in the two squash halves, then press the halves firmly back together. Rub the skin of the squash with a little oil, salt and pepper, and if you’ve got them, pat on any extra herb leaves you have to hand. Place the squash in the centre of a double layer of tin foil, then tightly wrap it up. Bake for around 2 hr., or until soft and cooked through.

Step 3

Once ready, take the squash to the table and open up the foil in front of everyone, then carve into nice thick slices and serve with all the usual trimmings.


Changing courses: This tasty squash also makes a delicious veggie side dish, in which case you should be able to feed about 10 to 12 people with this recipe. Recipe from: Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver © 2016. Photography ©Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited, 2016. Published in Canada by HarperCollins Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Characteristics Safeway Side Dish

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

Nutrition Description:
Per serving (1/6 of the recipe):
Saturated Fat:
1 g
51 g
7 g
5 g
1200 mg
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