Dinner/ Healthy/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Roasted Butternut Squash with Za’atar, Goat’s Cheese Polenta & Herby Tahini Sauce

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za'atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat's cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za’atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat’s cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended.

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za'atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat's cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.

How’s everyone’s weeks going? I am so excited for it to be the long Easter weekend. Four whole days of eating and drinking and hanging out with my Willy.

Work has been pretty rubbish recently and I’m dying for a break. I also really need some time to get some hardcore work done on the blog. I’ve been really struggling to get work done in the evenings. I have all these ideas and projects I want to make a start on but I just can’t seem to find the time. It’s super annoying.

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za'atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat's cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.

Have you tried za’atar? It’s herby and aromatic and just super delicious. Sprinkling it over cubes of butternut squash before cooking is probably the best way to use it. Or at least top five.

This is probably the last time we’ll be using butternut squash for a while since it’s now getting to be light, fresh vegetable season. I can’t wait.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH ZA’ATAR AND POLENTA:

  • Butternut Squash
  • Za’atar
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Milk
  • Polenta
  • Butter
  • Goat’s Cheese
  • Tahini
  • Garlic
  • Lime
  • Thyme
  • Coriander

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for this butternut squash and polenta…

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za'atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat's cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.So once the butternut squash is all lovely and roasted and caramelised it goes on top of super creamy polenta which has goat’s cheese melted through it.

Finally you drizzle some of this insanely tasty herby tahini sauce which is tangy and creamy and just all good things.

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za'atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat's cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.

Want more? Don’t miss out on all my other vegetarian recipes!

Keep scrolling to get the recipe…

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT ONCE YOU’VE MADE THESE ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH ZA’ATAR, GOAT’S CHEESE POLENTA & HERBY TAHINI SAUCE?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

Spicy Chicken Burrito Bowls with Cheesy Polenta

These spicy chicken burrito bowls with cheesy polenta are extreme comfort food and surprisingly quick to make! They're the perfect weeknight winter dinner.

Butternut Squash & Pancetta Pizza

Roasted butternut squash & pancetta pizza is a tasty change from traditional pizza. The toppings are the perfect combination of sweet and salty!

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za'atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat's cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Za'atar, Goat's Cheese Polenta & Herby Tahini Sauce

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za'atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat's cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 707kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

For the Butternut Squash

  • 1 small or 1/2 large Butternut Squash peeled, seeds removed and chopped into chunks
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Za'atar

For the Goat's Cheese Polenta

  • 1 litre/2 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 litre/2 cups Milk
  • 400 g/1 cup Fine Polenta
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 75 g/2.5 ounces Goat's Cheese

Herby Tahini Sauce

  • 75 g/2.5 ounces Tahini
  • 80 ml/1/3 cups Water
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 Lime juice
  • 2 sprigs Thyme leaves picked
  • Medium bunch Coriander (cilantro)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C. Mix the butternut squash with the oil and za'atar in a large bowl. Spread out onto a baking sheet in a single layer and place in the oven. Cook for 45 minutes.
  • While the squash is cooking make the polenta. Bring the stock and milk to the boil in a large saucepan. Pour in the polenta and whisk until smooth. Cook for 10 minutes then add the butter and goat's cheese. Stir through and keep warm until ready to serve.
  • Make the herby tahini sauce by putting all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Serve the polenta topped with a serving of squash and a drizzle of tahini sauce. 
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Butternut Squash with Za'atar, Goat's Cheese Polenta & Herby Tahini Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 707 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Potassium 900mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 108g 36%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 411.6%
Vitamin C 56.4%
Calcium 16.7%
Iron 27.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Did you make this recipe?

Make sure you follow The Cook Report on Instagram and tag #TheCookReport so we can see what you've made!
 
Did you make this recipe?Tag @amycookreport on Instagram and hashtag it #thecookreport!

This roasted butternut squash is coated with za'atar before going in the oven then served over creamy goat's cheese polenta and topped with a herby tahini sauce.

 

You Might Also Like

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Helen of Fuss Free Flavours
    18/08/2017 at 10:13 AM

    Such a tasty sounding dish. I’m loving the sound of the Za’atar. I’m a bit fan of tahini already, such a great ingredient for so many things.

  • Reply
    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    18/08/2017 at 10:23 AM

    Wow what wonderful aromatics in this recipe! A real mix of exciting flavours. It looks lush.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth
    18/08/2017 at 11:53 AM

    Now this is my kind of recipe! I am a big fan of za’atar, and butternut squash, and all of this! Yum!

  • Reply
    Deanna
    18/08/2017 at 5:07 PM

    This looks soo good!!!!

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.