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Stuffed Butternut

Today we’re sharing a very special and super simple meal with you – Stuffed Butternut. It’s easy to make and results in absolute magic!


  • A medium-sized butternut
  • Mince meat
  • Mushrooms
  • Fresh herbs
  • Cheese
  • Spices (I used salt, black pepper, parsley, paprika, and a lovely Shiraz-infused Braai Spice)


  • First up you’re gonna have to cook that butternut, so cut it in half, length-wise, and pop it in a pot or a microwave until it’s soft.
  • In the meantime, you can fry the mince meat in a little butter until it’s quite dry and crunchy and then add in your sliced mushrooms and fresh herbs. Season as you wish. As mentioned above, I always use my braai spice, a little salt and pepper, and tons of paprika.
  • Once the butternut is done, scoop out the insides with a small spoon, leaving a fleshy outer layer, then proceed to squeeze the mince-mushroom-herb mixture into the butternut bowl.
  • Grate some cheese and sprinkle it on top of the mince and then put the whole thing under the grill for a little while until the cheese is completely molten.

Voila, quick and easy and oh-so-delicious meal!