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Stuffed cheesy pumpkin

5
5
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
2 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Warm butternut pumpkin stuffed with creamy cottage cheese, sage and walnuts makes for a tasty flavour combination.

Ingredients

pumpkin, butternut, raw

1500 g, (1.5kg)

olive oil

1 tbs

brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped

garlic

2 clove(s), finely chopped

fresh sage

1 tbs, finely shredded

97% fat-free cottage cheese

250 g

ground nutmeg

½ tsp

baby spinach leaves

100 g

walnuts

cup(s), coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Halve pumpkin, scoop out seeds and brush with 1 teaspoon oil. Season. Place, cut-side down onto prepared tray. Bake for 40 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 3 tsp oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and sage and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Set pan aside.
  3. Flip pumpkin and scoop flesh, leaving a 1cm border around pumpkin. Reserve ¼ cup cottage cheese for serving. In a bowl combine remaining cottage cheese, pumpkin flesh, onion mixture and nutmeg. Coarsely mash and combine with a fork. Season. Stir through spinach. Spoon into pumpkin shells. Dollop over extra ¼ cup cottage cheese and bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with walnuts and bake for another 5 minutes or until golden and heated through.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Mixed leaves drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

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