RECIPE : butternut squash with walnut crumble | from cookbook välkommen till vegoriket

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one of the loveliest persons in stockholm – my friend super vegan mattias kristiansson – released his 3rd cookbook almost at exactly the same time as my cookbook was published.
it’s called välkommen till vegoriket ( swedish for welcome to veggie land ) and it’s just beautiful !

it has everything from everyday comfort food, to gorgeous fancy dinner recipes. this was one of the recipes that just stood out to me. simple, gorgeous, and so delicious !


butternut squash with walnut crumble
serves 4
1.5 kg / 3 lbs butternut squash
100 ml / 0.4 cup walnuts
50 ml / 0.2 cup sunflower seeds
100 ml / 0.4 cup breadcrumbs ( i used polenta to make it gluten-free )
1 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped ( i couldn’t find sage, so used basil instead )
olive oil ( i skipped the oil completely )
black pepper

– preheat the oven to 225°C / 440°F.
– cut the squash in half and peel it, with a potato peeler or sharp knife. remove the seeds. ( tip : rinse the seeds and toast them, delicious ! )
– slice the halves and place on an oven tray. ( i used parchment paper to make it non-stick. )
– add walnuts, sunflower seeds, breadcrumbs and sage to your food processor and mix until crumbled, but not too fine.
– sprinkle the topping over the squash and drizzle with olive oil ( or skip the oil like i did, it tasted perfect without it ). add salt and pepper to taste.
– bake in the oven for about 30 mins, or until the squash is softened and browned.
– serve as is with a hearty salad or use a side to all the food you love.

i garnished with fresh basil, cranberries and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. hell yeah.


thank you so much mattias for letting me share this beauty of a recipe. feels like it’s going to be one of my go-to side dishes this winter.

more side dishes ?
jennymustardpolenta3 jennymustardsupersalsa3 kimchi2

love // jenny

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  1. Hello! I stumbled across your blog some time ago and enjoy all the recipes! The Spaghetti Squash Bake looks yummy! Several in our family are on the GAPS diet right now and we are always looking for new recipe ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I so enjoy your site and your recipes. Would you please consider adding a print option so we can enjoy your recipes a little more easily. Thank you.

  3. I’ve been a meatball love my whole life! I’ll take ’em any way I can get them, and I love this simple, turkey version — classic with a twist!

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  5. That soup is heaven! So great. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan but was going to try but couldn’t find the plain cooked pumpkin at the store and wasn’t ready to carve one up and cook so I baked a butternut squash and subbed that. Delicious!! I used just slightly more than the 15 ounces and it was great.
    The crunch of the bacon on top was incredible!

  6. This is pretty similar to the way I make my alfredo, and it’s probably my favorite dinner that I have ever posted! I haven’t done it without scraping the cooked squash though–I will definitely have to give it a try!

  7. This looks great! It’s nice to see something other than the same-old, same-old maple/cinnamon/something-sweet ideas when it comes to starchy winter squashes. Thanks for the info on storage, too. I’ll definitely be trying that method!

  8. This is an excellent list! I will be making a lot of these I’ve done some already! Homemade always tastes better.

  9. Looks beautiful and delicious! I do some prep ahead meals but not that many. I think this is very worthwhile and nice to know you always have a meal on hand!

  10. Hi!!
    Love your post. It’s really amazing & helpful too. Being foodie i keep trying new dishes i tried this recipe & it turned out to be really tasty . Keep sharing :)
    Thank You & Regards

  11. “Looks yummy!
    You list garlic in the ingredients list, but I don’t see where you add it to the recipe. I would guess that you add it to the partially sautéed onions?

  12. Hi,
    This is an excellent list! I will be making a lot of these I’ve done some already!
    I hope my friends like my cooking
    Thanks for sharing all the recipes.
    Ranjeet Sharma

  13. You are AMAZING! Thank you thank you thank you so much for this. I was considering doing the same thing and you’ve just made the task a lot less daunting.

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