Looking for a tasty fall meal to stretch your budget? These delicious butternut stuffed shells are just what the doctor ordered! Winter squash such as butternut is easy (and cheap!) to find this time of year. They are a budget stretching meatless meal (aka vegetarian!) to put into your rotation, and they are packed full of fiber and fantastic things like potasium, vitamin B6 and carotinoids. If you don’t have the shells on hand, think about using manicotti tubes or even lasagna noodles roll up style!
Note: Yankee Bill swears he doesn’t like winter squash-I let him eat two of these and comment on how delicious it was before I told him that the stuffing was made of butternut squash. His response:
“These are SQUASH?!?”
After which he proceeded to eat about four more. So if you have folks who believe they are not squash lovers try making a small batch (halve or quarter) and give them a taste!
Janelle from domestically seasoned. says
looks tasty. I will have to try these out. We love squash in our family, even the hubby. But it has to be served with meat. Damn men.
Jenn @ Frugal Upstate says
Mine will actually put up with a meatless meal once a week or so. . . maybe you could fry up some bacon and put it on the side 😉
Sounds so good, I may have to use this as a springboard for a dish for my good friend who does a vegan diet at least one week a month. I love to cook for her, and I think I could tweak it and make it lovely (aka no dairy at all, I would go nuts!)