Hasselback Butternut Squash

Hasselback Butternut Squash

You may have heard of hasselback potatoes, well this is hasselback butternut squash! This impressive looking dish makes a nice vegetarian centrepiece for a meal, or serve it as an accompaniment. Make sure you don't cut the grooves all the way through!

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time45 mins

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy159 Kcals


  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. Kikkoman Ponzu Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. golden syrup (or agave syrup)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 punnet of cress


Peel the squash. Cut the thick end in half at the centre and remove the seeds. Put the two halves together again and place on a baking tray. Make incisions into the flesh at 2-3 mm intervals, but don’t cut all the way through.

Peel and crush the garlic, combine with oil, Kikkoman Ponzu, syrup and ginger and season with pepper. Brush half of the marinade onto the squash, taking care to ensure that it runs into the incisions. Bake the squash in a preheated oven at 180 °C (fan: 160 °C) for approx. 40-45 minutes, brushing occasionally with the remaining marinade.

Place the pumpkin on a serving platter and drizzle the juices from the baking tray over it. Cut the cress out of the punnet, use as a garnish and serve.

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