Solo: Cheese n' Bacon Topped Butternut

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Solo: Cheese n Bacon Topped Butternut

Roasted butternut topped with pan fried bacon, onion and chilli. Scattered with grated cheddar.

Ingredients to serve 1

  • ½ x butternut
  • ¼ x red onion – peel and slice finely
  • 75g x bacon – cut into large strips
  • ½ tbsp x butter (from your pantry)
  • 25g x mature cheddar – grate coarsely
  • ¼ x fresh chilli – de-seed and slice finely
  • olive oil, salt and pepper (from your pantry)


Step 1

Preheat oven to 200⁰C.

Step 2

Cut the butternut into quarters (lengthways) and remove the seeds and pulp. Place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Season well with salt and pepper. Turn the butternut over – flesh side down – and roast in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes until tender.

Step 3

Heat the butter in a frying pan and, when frothing, add the bacon strips, onion and chilli slices. Fry until the bacon is crispy and then remove everything from the pan with a slotted spoon and place in a mixing bowl. Mix in the grated cheese.

Step 2

When the butternut is done, remove it from the oven and flip the quarters over (skin side down). Sprinkle the cheese mix all over – concentrating in particular on the cavity which contained the seeds and pulp.

Step 3

Turn the oven grill on. Put the dressed butternut back under the under the grill for a few minutes until the cheese melts then remove and serve immediately.