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Baked, stuffed squash with leeks, Gruyère & spelt

Baked, stuffed squash with leeks, Gruyère & spelt

These squashes make for a hearty meal as they are stuffed with leeks, spinach and LoveLife grains. It is topped with crème fraîche and creamy, melted gruyère. 

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  • Serves8
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook1 hr 5 mins
  • Total time1 hr 25 mins
  • Pluscooling

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  • 4 small squash (onion, harlequin or queen), about 12cm in diameter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 large sage leaves, 4 finely sliced
  • 4 leeks, sliced
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 200g spinach, rinsed and drained
  • 250g pack LoveLife cooked spelt, quinoa, red rice and wild rice
  • 4 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 150g Gruyère, grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, gas mark 5. Slice the tops (including the stalk) off the squash, scoop out the seeds, along with any fibres and pulp; discard. Put the hollowed-out squash and the lids on a baking tray, brush with the oil and season. Place a whole sage leaf in the middle of each squash and roast for 40-45 minutes, until tender and caramelised. Discard the whole sage leaves.

  2. Meanwhile, soften the leeks in the butter in a lidded frying pan, stirring over a low heat. Add 3 tbsp water, cover and cook gently for 10 minutes, until very soft. Add the garlic and sliced sage and cook, uncovered, for 1 minute. Stir in the spinach, allowing it to wilt, followed by the grains. Take off the heat.

  3. Season, stir in 2 tbsp water and leave to cool for 10 minutes. Stir in the crème fraîche and Gruyère. Spoon into the squash and bake for 20 minutes, until piping hot and the cheese has melted. Serve with the lids alongside.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,582kJ/ 619kcals



Saturated Fat












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