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Zanele’s Stuffed Butternut with Creamed Spinach

60 Minutes
12 Servings
10 Ingredients


Once you’ve mastered your Christmas roast, you’ll surely be looking for some Christmas sides – so add this festive showstopper to your Christmas lunch table!


1 Preheat the oven to 180°C. Boil the butternut halves for 10–12 minutes. 

2. In a pan, heat oil, sauté onion and 2. garlic.

3. Add spinach, peppadews, vegetable seasoning and milk.

4. Mix together and let it cook for 4 minutes. Put aside.

5. Add cream cheese and mozzarella cheese while it’s still hot.

6. In a baking tray, line butternut and stuff spinach, and bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until stuffing is warmed through and lightly browned.

Looking for more easy Christmas side dishes? Try one of our Christmas salad recipes.

Original recipe by Cooking with Zanele.

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  • 2 butternuts; halved and deseeded 
  • 1 kg baby spinach
  • 1 onion; chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves; minced
  • 125 ml milk
  • 1 tub cream cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 handful peppadews
  • 15 ml vegetable seasoning
  • 20 ml cooking oil