Roasted Butternut, Green Beans, and Feta

Roasted Butternut Green Beans Feta Pumpkin seeds

This is a simple, tasty and absolute winner for those of you who love a serving roasted veggies as one of your side dishes.

After posting this I realized that many of you aren’t used to eating butternut with its skin on. I grew up eating it with and without the skin but I can highly recommend giving it a
try with the skin on. It softens and caramelizes beautifully in while roasting and who doesn’t love a little extra fibre with your meal. There are a few additions you could add to this recipe to level it like such a as balsamic glaze, roasted nuts of your choice, rosemary etc. Also, feel free to substitute the butternut with pumpkin.

Check the recipe video below to see what the final product will be looking like!

  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 kg butternut, skin-on and cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Good pinch of salt
  • 350g green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1-2 wheels of plain feta
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, roasted

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees celsius.
  2. Wash the outer skin of the butternut. Keep the skin on but scoop out the pips etc. Cut into large chunks.
  3. Add the butternut and olive oil to a large oven proof tray and make sure the butternut is fully coated in the oil. Add Rosemary if using. Sprinkle with salt and roast for 30-40mins until the butternut has caramelize.
  4. Meanwhile, wash the green beans and cut off the stems. You can also add the pumpkin seeds to a small saucepan and toasted them on a medium heat – they’ll start to pop like popcorn and turn light brown in colour.
  5. Remove the butternut from the oven and using a steel spatula, loosen and flip the butternut. There’s no need to be too gentle during this process. Place the green beans on top or you can roughly mix them in. Roast for another 15mins.
  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle over large crumbs of feta and transfer to your serving dish. Finish off with a last sprinkle of salt and toasted pumpkin seeds.
  7. Serve and devour!


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