Daylesford, the producer and purveyor of healthy, delicious, and award-winning organic food has offered up this hearty squash recipe, eat as a solo meal or it makes a brilliant side dish to meat.


  • 3 small squashes
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 25g butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 15g sage leaves, stalks removed and roughly chopped
  • Generous pinch of salt twist of black pepper squeeze of lemon to finish


Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.

Pierce the base of each squash with a sharp knife and place onto a baking tray*. Drizzle a little olive oil over each squash and smother until the skins are evenly coated. Transfer to the oven to bake. This should take around 35-50 minutes depending on the size of your squash – they will be ready when the skin is turning golden, and the flesh has softened.

Meanwhile make your butter dressing. Melt the butter in a plan over a medium heat until just beginning to turn golden brown. Add the finely sliced garlic and continue to cook until the garlic begins to curl and crisp. Add the sage and seasoning before cooking for a further minute. Set aside to cool slightly before adding just a spritz of lemon.

When the squash has cooked through, transfer them to a serving platter. Drizzle over the garlic and sage butter and serve.

* Should you wish to remove the seeds before baking, simply cut around the stalk of the pumpkin or squash to make a lid. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Return the lid to the squash and bake in the same way but for slightly less time.