Chef Kate Attlee’s Butternut Squash Recipe!

Abbotts have teamed up with chef Kate Attlee of Sabzi in Truro to bring you some dishes to add to your home recipe book! This page will take you through a delicious roasted butternut squash recipe, perfect to keep as a snack or appetising portion of a buffet!

For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 Baking Tray
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • Knife Set
  • Food Processor, Blender or Heavy Mixing Bowl
  • A delightfully rustic Wooden Serving Board!

Follow along using the recipe below, or watch and learn from Kate herself by watching this video!


  • 1 Butternut Squash (washed, peeled and seeded)
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Bread (half loaf of chunks)
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 100g Black Olives (sliced)
  • Coriander leaves
  • 1 Lemon
  • Seasoning Collection – Salt, Pepper, Ground Coriander, Cumin


  1. Chop your squash in half vertically, then further into half moons.
  2. Line the squash cuts up on a baking tray, then cover evenly with desired seasoning and rapeseed oil.
  3. Place baking tray into oven to roast, on a medium heat for 30 minutes.
  4. Whilst the squash is roasting, place the bread chunks, garlic clove, olives and coriander leaves into a food processor, add a coating of oil and blitz until roughly pulsed. Alternatively, blend or chop the ingredients to a comparable texture and mix in a mixing bowl.
  5. After 30 minutes – or when the squash is approximately 3/4 cooked – remove the baking tray from the oven and top the half moons with breadcrumbs.
  6. Place the baking tray back into the oven for another 15 minutes to finish cooking and golden the breadcrumbs.
  7. Plate up on a wooden board or other even surface.
  8. Finish with grated lemon zest and a light drizzle of oil.

Creating stunning treats has never been so easy! You can never really go wrong with some finger food. The lightly toasted breadcrumbs smell delicious and the crunch they add to the roasted squash provides a particularly unique texture.

Intrinsically rustic by design, the earthy colours and flavours pair wonderfully when presented on an equally natural wooden board, and why not throw in some soft candlelight to complete the theme?

Enjoy the dish, and be sure to check out our recipes for a traditional tabbouleh and Sabzi dahl next time!