Festive Tomato Lentil Stuffed Squash

Festive Tomato Lentil Stuffed Squash

With chestnuts and thyme and garlicky tahini

Real Good Ketchup has created this delicious Tomato Lentil Stuffed Squash, the perfect vegan dish for Christmas celebrations. With chestnuts, thyme and a tasty garlic tahini, this yummy bake is a super healthy, low GI and fibre-rich recipe that can be enjoyed by all the family. 

Perfect for the health-conscious, families and those looking to cut down on sugar and salt, Real Good Ketchup is made with 100% natural ingredients, naturally occurring sugars and with over 75% less sugar and 78% less salt than the market leader. It’s also the ideal choice for those following special diets and eating plans, including diabetes type 2 and nut allergies. 

The Squeezy, RRP £2.20 for 315g and Big Squeezy, RRP £2.99 for 685g are available from Ocado. For more info on Real Good Ketchup, please visit www.realgoodketchup.com

Serves: 4

Time: 60 minutes


2 medium butternut squash, halved

1 red onion, small dice

2 garlic cloves, crushed

200g mushrooms, chopped small

200g roasted chestnuts, chopped small

A few springs of fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme)

1 tin green lentils (drained weight 240g)

100g Real Good Ketchup

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

Garlicky Tahini

5 tbsp tahini

2 lemon juice

3-4 tbsp water

1 small garlic clove, crushed

Serving suggestions: roasted potatoes, roast vegetables, extra fresh thyme


1. Preheat the oven to 170Fan/190*C and place the butternut squash halves on a baking tray, cut side up. Score the topside with a criss-cross pattern and rub all over with some olive oil and salt. Roast for 40-60 minutes until really tender and starting to crisp. Once out of the oven, scoop out the seeds and discard.

2. Meanwhile, heat some olive oil in a large frying pan and add the red onion, garlic and mushrooms. Cook over a medium-high heat for 10 minutes until soft. Now pick off the fresh thyme leaves and add to the pan with some salt and pepper.

3. Stir in the chopped chestnuts, drained lentils and the Real Good Ketchup. Allow to warm through for 10 minutes over a gentle heat. Add a splash of water if needed.

4. As it cooks, make the garlicky tahini by stirring together all the ingredients until smooth, adding more water as needed for a pourable consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

5. To serve, stuff the butternut squash cavities with the lentil mixture and top with the garlicky tahini.

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