Dinner, Outdoor Cooking, Vegan

Roast Stuffed Butternut Squash

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Pre-heat Time 5 mins
  • Cook Time 50 mins
  • Total time: 1h 15 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 2 people

Roast Stuffed Butternut Squash

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Nuts


  • 1 butternut squash, weighing approx. 1.3kg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • Salt and ground black pepper, as desired
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 small red onion, peeled, finely chopped
  • 40g black olives, stoned, chopped
  • 40g toasted pine nuts
  • 3 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 tbsp oregano (optional)
  • Zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled, finely chopped

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  • Step 1

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the lid

  • Step 2

    While holding the smoke box lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid. 

  • Step 3

    Turn dial to ROAST. Press WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set temperature to 180C and set time to 50 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (IGN and preheating will take approx. 5 minutes). 

  • Step 4

    While the unit preheats, prepare the squash. Remove the top from the squash, slice in half lengthways and discard the seeds. Use the tip of a sharp knife to score the flesh of the squash in a criss-cross pattern. Drizzle the squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil, season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. 

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signify it has preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open lid and place butternut squash skin side down onto grill. Close lid to begin cooking. 

  • Step 6

    While the squash is cooking, prepare the filling. In a small bowl, add the red onion, olives, pine nuts, parsley, oregano, lemon zest, juice, remaining olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.

  • Step 7

    When 10 minutes remain, remove the squash from the grill and fill with the prepared filling. Return the squash to the grill and close lid to continue cooking.

  • Step 8

    When cooking is complete, serve butternut squash sprinkled with flat-leaf parsley.