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Make the most of butternut: 5 recipes to try this Winter that don't involve soup

We’ve got you covered with these hearty meals you’ll love!

by: Robyn Brittow | 02 Jun 2019
 
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READ: Why are South Africans so obsessed with butternut?

A classic Winter go-to ingredient, butternut is a beloved staple in our country and we know why; it's versatile, healthy and oh-so delicious, we have 5 butternut recipes to make your Winter meals warm and comforting just like your mom used to make it.

Butternut crumble

Soft butternut enveloped in a crisp cheesy aromatic crust is great to serve on its own for a wonderful Winter meal or as a delicious accompaniment to your favourite dish.

Zola Nene’s chicken and butternut pan roast

The perfect roast dinner for those busy weeknights. We love one-pan recipes and this beautiful chicken and butternut roast takes less than an hour in the oven.

Chicken and butternut pan roast


Honey roasted butternut

Looking for a quick and easy side dish? This honey roasted butternut is perfect for serving with curries, alongside roasts or even used as a substitute for cauliflower or potato mash. 

Honey roasted butternut


Butternut and ricotta fritters

The possibilities of butternut fritters are endless. You can top these delicious morsels with cream cheese, bacon or simply dip in your favourite sauce.

Butternut tikka masala curry

Forget potatoes and meat! Dive fork first into this hearty curry that’s a great meat-free dinner option bursting with flavour.

 
Butternut tikka masala

Still hungry? Why not turn any leftover butternut into this divine caramel and butternut cheesecake for the ultimate after-dinner treat!

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Butternut and biltong lasagne 'enchiladas'

45 min Preheat the oven to 200°C. Grease an ovenproof dish with butter. 1. Bring a large pot with salted water to the boil. Cook the lasagne sheets until just done but still firm. Drain and set aside. 2. Heat the oil in a deep pan or pot and fry the onion until soft.

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