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Rolling in the Aisles Baked Mini Butternut Squashes with Mushroom Shenanigans

Hold onto your spatulas and get ready for a comedy show in your kitchen – it’s time for Baked Mini Squashes with Mushroom Shenanigans! We’re turning ordinary ingredients into a culinary stand-up special that’s easy to follow and guarantees laughs along the way. Let the food comedy extravaganza begin!



  • 4 Butternut squashes (the headliners of this squashy spectacular)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (because vampires hate bad breath)
  • 2 handfuls Kale (because Popeye got it wrong – kale is the real muscle)
  • 250 g Mushrooms (fungi – nature’s little joke)
  • 1 Onion (get ready for onion-induced tears and laughter)
  • 6 Sundried tomatoes (like regular tomatoes, but on vacation)
  • 2 tbsp Thyme, fresh (time to spice things up – literally)


Condiment Comedy:

  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup (for a sweet surprise – syrup’s not just for pancakes, you know)
  • 1 tbsp Tamari (soy sauce’s edgy cousin with a cool backstory)
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce, vegan (because even sauces can choose the plant-based life)



Baking & Spices Shenanigans:

  • 2 Black pepper (the spice twins – double trouble)
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast (cheese’s quirky cousin who went vegan)
  • 2 Red peppers (adding color to your dish – eat the rainbow, folks)
  • 1 Sea salt (because life needs a sprinkle of drama)
  • 1 tsp Sea salt (giving second chances, like your ex)


Oils & Vinegars Drama:

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil (the kitchen’s VIP – Very Important Pour)


Nuts & Seeds Stand-up:

  • 4 tbsp Pine nuts, toasted (tiny nuts, big dreams – they’re the comedians of the seed world)
  • 4 tbsp Sunflower seeds, toasted (seeds that know how to party – no seed FOMO here)




  1. Preheat your oven – it’s showtime! And yes, you can play your favorite kitchen dance party anthem.
  2. Slice the butternut squashes in half, scoop out the seeds (because seeds have stage fright), and create little squash boats. Imagine they’re getting ready to set sail on the Sea of Flavor!
  3. Mince the garlic, chop the onion and mushrooms – give them a pep talk because they’re about to become the stars of the show.
  4. Heat olive oil in a pan – cue sizzling sound effects – and sauté garlic, onion, and mushrooms until they form the veggie supergroup of your dreams.
  5. Add kale, sundried tomatoes, thyme – let the flavor party begin! Drizzle in maple syrup, tamari, and vegan Worcester sauce – it’s the condiment concert you didn’t know you needed.
  6. Season with black pepper, nutritional yeast, red peppers, and sea salt – let the spices boogie down.
  7. Fill the butternut squash boats with the mushroom mixture – create a masterpiece of flavor and comedy. It’s like stuffing a squash with pure hilarity.
  8. Sprinkle toasted pine nuts and sunflower seeds on top – these seeds are the comedians of the dish, and they’ve just stolen the spotlight!
  9. Bake until the squashes are tender – your kitchen will smell like a comedy club for foodies.
  10. Garnish with a sprinkle of thyme, and get ready to enjoy a dish that’s not only delicious but also a hilarious journey from prep to plate! It’s a food comedy show that even your taste buds will be applauding.

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