Goat Cheese Butternut Slices

Goat Cheese Butternut In winter it’s always nice to put some colour in you life, that’s what I’ve done with this post. The superb colour of the butternut squash was enough to lift my day, especially because after a week of sun we’re back under the clouds and the rain (which should be snow by now) and our bones are once again on the waiting list to produce vitamin D. Tuesday, I was working on some notes and I didn’t feel like spending too long in the kitchen so I made this recipe, which is quick to prepare and while it’s cooking in the oven, you don’t really have to keep a close eye on it.




Goat Cheese Butternut Slices


Recipe for 4 as a side dish

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 30 min



1 small butternut squash

150 g goat cheese log (alternatively use hard grated goat cheese)

1 tbsp. finely chopped rosemary leaves

1 tbsp. breadcrumbs

2 tbsp. finely chopped walnuts

Zest of 1 lemon

Cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper

1 tbsp. olive oil



Heat oven at 190°C.

Cut the butternut in half and slice it crosswise into 1 cm thick slices. Place the pumpkin slices in a sealable bag with 1 tbsp. olive oil. Shake the bag in order to make the oil coat each slice. Place the butternut on a baking tray lined with wax paper and season the slices with salt.

In a bowl finely crumble the goat cheese and add the chopped rosemary leaves, the breadcrumbs, the chopped walnuts, the lemon zest, cayenne pepper, a little salt and pepper.

Sprinkle the goat cheese mix on top of the butternut slices and cook in the oven for about 30 min, or until the squash is soft when pierced with a knife. Serve.


6 thoughts on “Goat Cheese Butternut Slices

  1. Maybe I spoke too soon, it looks like my comment may have just disappeared into thin air…I hope not.

  2. Very strange, Didi. My second comment went through but the first didn’t. I love your butternut squash with its delicious flavor and texture combination. 😀

  3. I really enjoy goat cheese on crostini but you’ve taken it to another level completely. Using butternut squash in place of the bread is such a great idea! So unexpected and such a great flavor combination.

    • Thanks John. You’ve just make me take this dish to another level, I was seeing it more as a side dish but it’s true it’d work great as an appetiser! I also love this flavour combination 🙂

    • Thank you Meg for the compliment! I hope you’ll like it – since it’s so easy, it’s worth a try 🙂

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