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Festive Feasting Recipe Series: Vegan Butternut Squash Wellington

Combines the rich flavours of butternut squash, aromatic herbs, and a hearty vegan sausage mix

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a show-stopping festive feast! This recipe for Vegan Butternut Squash Wellington combines the rich flavours of butternut squash, aromatic herbs, and a hearty vegan sausage mix, creating a dish that will impress even the most discerning taste buds. To guide you through the process, we've included a step-by-step video that you can follow along and also a printable recipe sheet. Let's dive into the steps of creating this delectable masterpiece.

You will need:

- 1 butternut squash

- Sprigs of thyme

- Cloves of garlic

- 100g vegan sausage mix

- 75ml water

- 5 sprigs chopped thyme

- 25g chopped cranberries

- 20g dried onions

- ¼ tsp grated nutmeg

- ½ tsp smoked paprika

- 40g toasted flaked almonds, chopped

- ½ tsp chilli flakes

- Zest of 1 orange

- ½ tsp wholegrain mustard

- Salt and pepper to taste

- 50g Kale


1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 170°C to get things started.

2. Prepare the Butternut Squash:

- Cut the butternut squash in half lengthways.

- Scoop out the seeds and oil both sides of the squash.

- Season and place sprigs of thyme and cloves of garlic on the flesh side.

- Flip the squash over so that the skin side is facing up, season, and roast in the oven for 45 minutes.

3. Prepare the Filling:

- Leave the roasted squash to cool for 10 minutes.

- Scoop out the flesh, leaving a border.

- In a bowl, mix the vegan sausage mix with water.

- Add chopped thyme, cranberries, dried onions, grated nutmeg, smoked paprika, chopped almonds, chilli flakes, orange zest, wholegrain mustard, salt, and pepper.

- Stir in the roasted butternut squash flesh.

4. Assemble the Stuffed Squash:

- Strip the kale from the stalks and place it into the squash halves.

- Top with the prepared sausage mix, packing it tightly.

- Place one half on top of the other.

5. Secure with String:

- Take 3 pieces of string and lay them evenly spaced, horizontally, on an oiled baking tray.

- Place the whole butternut squash on top of the string and tie each piece securely.

6. **Bake and Enjoy:**

- Bake the assembled squash in the oven for an hour.

- Cover with foil and let it rest for 20 minutes to allow the stuffing to settle.

This festive butternut squash wellington is not only a visual delight but also a flavour-packed centrepiece for your festive table. The combination of roasted butternut squash, savoury vegan sausage mix, and a medley of festive spices will leave your guests asking for more. Serve this dish with our vegan dauphinoise potatoes and whole roasted cauliflower for a truly impressive festive feast that will bring warmth and joy to the table. Happy feasting!

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