The Real Squash Revolution – cheesy, ooey-gooey gem squash

We have such a lot of gem squash ready for the picking, from our garden, that I’m constantly searching for new recipes to use.
I love these little gems, but let’s be honest, they’re not the most popular, or shall I say, most used of the pumpkin family, so finding new and tasty ideas for what to do with them, can be tricky.

Anyways, so here it is – adapted from the Real Meal Revolution cookbook {my current fave!} – blue cheese & caramelised onion baked gem squash:

Boil a few gem squash until tender, then cut in half and remove seeds.
Season with salt & pepper.
Crumble some blue cheese into the hollow of the squash and top with caramelised onions {see below for recipe}.
Add a dollop of butter and grill in the oven until the cheese has melted.
Easy peasy!

For the caramelised onions:
Slice an onion and sauté in butter and olive oil over low heat.
Add a drizzle of honey and a splash of balsamic vinegar and cook until the vinegar has reduced, the onions are cooked and everything is nice and caramelised.


Enjoy! X


6 thoughts on “The Real Squash Revolution – cheesy, ooey-gooey gem squash

  1. Irene says:

    We don’t get gems in FL, but we get Acorn squash which is closest to gems. They are a lot bigger so even half a squash would be too much for one person. I miss gem squash so much! Your recipe sounds delicious!!

    • HeidiV says:

      You could easily use acorn squash as they have a similar texture to gems, but a bit more nutty – will be fab with the blue cheese! Butternut will also work and you can even add some seeds and nuts to make it more substantial.
      Yummy x

  2. Angela says:

    Omg Heidi – everytime i read one of your blogs my mouth just starts watering. I don’t know how you do it!! The meat really gets me envious – here in the Netherlands you just can’t buy big lumps of meat like that or if you can they cost half your months salary 🙂

    Well its brill that you are keeping on going with your blog – you write like a natural and you write like its you talking. Reading one of your blogs before christmas inspired me to make my own christmas cake for the first time ever as a gift to my parents. It turned out lovely and my parents were very impressed – did not decorate it though as time ran out!

    Hope you all had a wonderful christmas. We missed our indian christmas this year – the nice weather and all of those parties!

    Lots of love for now and keep blogging i love your posts – even if they do make me feel hungry 🙂 Angela xxx


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