Spinach & Butternut Squash Bake


250 g/9 oz peeled weight, butternut squash, deseeded and cut into bite size cubes

2 small red onions, each cut into 8 segments

2 tsp light vegetable oil

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the white sauce

250 ml/9 fl oz vegan milk

20 g/2/3 oz cornflour

1 tsp mustard powder

1 small onion

2 small bay leaves

4 tsp freshly grated vegan Parmesan or pecorino vegan cheese

120 g/4 ¼ oz baby spinach leaves


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400 °F/Gas mark 6 and warm an ovenproof serving dish.

Arrange the prepared squash and onion on a non-stick baking tray and coat with oil and plenty of black pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, turning once.

To make the sauce, put the milk in a small non-stick saucepan with the cornflour, mustard, onion and bay leaves whisk over a medium heat until thick. Remove from the heat, discard the onion and bay leaves and stir in the cheese. Set aside, stirring occasionally, to prevent a skin forming.

When squash is nearly cooked, put the spinach in a large saucepan with 1 tablespoon of water, stirring for 2-3 minutes or until just wilted.

You can continue cooking this dish in the hot oven, or preheat the grill to medium-high. Put half the squash mixture in the warmed ovenproof dish. And top with half the spinach. Repeat the layers, pour over the white sauce and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

Either put under the Preheated grill until browned and bubbling, or transfer to the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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