Stuffed Butternut Pumpkin Roast Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (or 180ºC fan-forced).
  2. Wash and then slice the butternut pumpkin in half lengthways. Scoop out and discard the seeds.
  3. Brush the cut sides with oil and bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until the flesh is just tender.
  4. Remove from the oven and cool, enough to handle. 
  5. Take the halves of butternut pumpkin and scoop out most of the flesh, leaving a 1.5cm-thick shell.
  6. Reserve the cooked flesh.
  7. Heat oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion over medium heat for 5 minutes or until soft.
  8. Add the garlic, rosemary and thyme and cook, stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  9. Add the chick peas, cranberries and stock and cook for 5 minutes or until the cranberries and chick peas have softened. Slightly crush the chick peas with the back of a fork.
  10. Mix through the reserved cooked butternut flesh, bread crumbs, chopped spinach and almonds.
  11. Season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  12. Fill the 2 halves of butternut pumpkin with the mixture, not over filling. (There might be some leftover filling, depending on the size of the butternut pumpkin.)
  13. Carefully place the 2 halves together and tie with kitchen twine to secure.
  14. Place on a baking tray and roast for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Cut into thick slices to serve.
  15. Serve with tomato chutney or vegan gravy.

TIP: Try our recipe for Easy Tomato Chutney here or our recipe for Vegan Gravy here