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The Perfect Side for Two: 5-Ingredient Stuffed Butternut Squash


Winter squash are some of the most delicious vegetables this season has to offer!

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5-Ingredient Stuffed Butternut Squash

This stuffed butternut squash has just five ingredients, including a deliciously mild blue cheese known as fourme d'ambert. If you can't find it, feel free to substitute any other mild blue cheese in its place (or creamy gorgonzola, if you're feeling especially indulgent). Not only is this side dish easy to prepare, but it also happens to be the perfect portion size for two! Here's our step-by-step recipe.

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  • 1/4 cup / 50g of softened butter
  • 1 egg (divide the yolk and white)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g of sugar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup / 150g of flour
  • 1 cup / 100g of chopped nuts
  • Salted caramel
  • Melted dark chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, egg yolk, sugar, and salt.

  2. Add the flour and mix. Roll into a ball.

  3. Chill for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from refrigerator. Divide the dough and roll into 1-inch balls.

  5. Dip each ball in egg yolk, and then roll in chopped nuts.

  6. Place on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper), and press your thumb into the center.

  7. Bake at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, or until golden.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool.

  9. Pour the salted caramel into the center groove,and drizzle with dark chocolate.

  10. Enjoy!

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