Linda Barker’s butternut squash quiche recipe

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  • Vegetarian
serves: 8
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 1 hr 20 min
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  • This butternut squash quiche is a really versatile dish, a firm favourite in TV presenter Linda Barker’s house. Use ready-made pastry if you’re short on time.


    • 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, chopped
    • 1 courgette, sliced
    • 300g (11oz) butternut squash, peeled and diced
    • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
    • 1 bulb fennel, cut into 8 wedges
    • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 2tbsp olive oil
    • 375g packet shortcrust pastry, defrosted if frozen
    • 3 eggs
    • 300ml (
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    • Black pepper
    • To serve
    • Green salad
    • French dressing


    • Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F, gas mark 7).

    • Place the vegetables in a roasting tin. Drizzle over the oil, turn to make sure they are thoroughly coated and roast in the oven for 20-30 mins. Then leave to cool slightly.

    • Reduce the oven temperature to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4). Roll out the pastry into a circle big enough to line a 28cm quiche tin. Prick the pastry with a fork, then line with greaseproof paper, weighed down with baking beans. Bake the pastry for 12-15 mins. Remove the paper and beans and return to the oven for 5 mins to dry out.

    • Remove the pastry from the oven and arrange the roasted vegetables over the base.

    • Beat the eggs with the milk, season with black pepper, then pour over the vegetables. Bake for 25-30 mins until the quiche has set.

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