Butternut Squash Tagine


As you've probably gathered, we don't eat a lot of meat (Little B doesn't really get too much of a say when I cook!) and lately I am forever on the hunt for recipes. I've never been into cooking much (I'd much rather be cooked for) but all of a sudden I want to cook. All the time. And when Little B had gone out for the day, I got my bake on and made a butternut squash tagine which wasn't too bad for a first time!
I think I made a little too much but we're fans of freezing meals for rainy days! Little B was very impressed with this taste, and although I was fairly critical about it (thinking it needed more of one and less of another) it was a very yummy meal. So to make this butternut squash tagine, you will need:
Butternut Squash (I never use a whole one - but probably half)
Sweet Potato (again, I'm one for estimating!)
Sweetcorn
Pepper
Courgette (I diced mine, but it's also nice grated)
Onion
Curry Powder
Paprika
1 GF stock cube
Chopped Tomatoes
Cous Cous (you can always use ready made or from scratch)
Firstly I roasted off my butternut and sweet potato in the oven with a drizzle of oil and some seasoning. Whilst this was cooking, I fried the peppers and onions on the hob and added the courgette and sweetcorn shortly after.
Once the vegetables had cooked, I added in a tin of chopped tomatoes (you can add in two depending on the consistancy that you're looking for) and a heaped teaspoon of curry powder and paprika. If you find the sauce a little bland, add some more seasoning until you're happy. With some boiled water, I then poured in 300ml of dissolved stock cube and added in my roasted butternut and sweet potato and stirred until it was all blended in. I turned down the heat slightly and popped a lid on the pan, leaving it to simmer for half hour.
Ten minutes before you're due to serve up, cook your cous cous in a pan of boiling water till the water has been absorbed by the cous cous (this normally takes 5/10 minutes). We then seasoned it with a splash of paprika and some finely grated carrot to add to the flavour.
Serve alongside the tagine and some green salad, and for that extra delicious flavour, add a dollop of Tzatziki - making this fairly Summery meal warm up those Winter tummies.

30 comments

  1. I have made something like this before although I used peppers as opposed to butternut squash and it was so good. I'll definitely try it again with butternut squash this time :)

    Heather x
    http://heatherrrrm.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This is my kinda food!

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  3. This looks delicious Katy! I'm always on the look out for vegetarian recipes so may have to give this one a go! xo

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  4. This looks amaaaazing!!!
    x

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  5. I LOVE tagine! Might have to give this a whirl :) Such a lovely, comforting meal xx

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  6. Looks really yummy! Cous cous contains gluten btw x

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  7. this looks just delicious! i love butternut squash yummm x

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  8. This looks great! I was recently introduced to Moroccan style eggplant and I bet that would also go brilliantly in this recipe. I think I'll have to try it :)

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  9. Wow, this looks so good! Couscous has to be my favourite accompaniment to any dish, particularly with a tagine. I'll definitely need to try this!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  10. this looks delicious, totally going to make it! with quinoa instead as it's gluten free and my cous cous cooking skills are terrible as it is! xo

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  11. Thank you for sharing the recipe, this looks amazing! I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo

    http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I have been loving both Butternut Squash & Courgette at the moment, so this recipe is a must!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  13. It looks so delicious! Have to try this recipe.
    Carpet cleaning Kingston

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  14. This looks lovely! I'll have to try this one day!

    Fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  15. I know it does - I actually had this before the whole gluten issue! Ha.

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  16. Definitely do.. It's delicious :)

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  17. They're my favourite too - we have them in every meal ha!x

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  18. Yeah - I replaced cous cous with quinoa now! :) x

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  19. Ahh really? I never used to like it - but have since had to replace it with quinoa! Still tastes just as delicious :)

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  20. Ooh yes! I love aubergine in it too!

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  21. Definitely - it's so easy to leave it to cook too.

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  22. There we go, it's an easy one too :)

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  23. I think there's some cheeky peppers in there too - but give butternut a try.. it's really tasty! x

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  24. This. Looks. Delicious. Dinner next time I come round yours please. Also, where is the Nutella recipe?! I can't find it :'( <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

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