Butternut squash toad in the hole recipe

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We think this squash and onion toad in the hole is the perfect way to add veggies to your dinner in a delicious way. You'll love it.

Squash and onion toad in the hole
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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time45 mins
Total Time1 hours
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories545 Kcal27%
Fat35 g50%
Saturated Fat12 g60%

Sausages, red onions and soft, gooey butternut squash, all cooked in an epic Yorkshire pudding batter.

Toad in the hole is such a classic British dish, but this version takes things a little further. While the original is just sausages in a light and puffy Yorkshire pudding, this butternut squash toad in the hole is a full meal in one pan - vegetables too. Adding onion and squash makes the dish lighter and healthier, and more of a bargain. One portion is 545 calories, but don't forget to allow extra if you want to serve it with gravy. You can reduce that calorie count by using low fat sausages, or Quorn sausages, which makes the whole thing vegetarian too.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 454g packet sausages
  • 500g butternut squash, peeled and cut into 5cm chunks
  • 2 red onions, quartered and sliced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 250ml milk




  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Pour the oil into a 30 x 20cm roasting tin, brushing around the sides of the tin to grease. Add the sausages, squash and onions to the tin and cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make a batter: Put the eggs, flour, mustard, salt and milk in a blender or food processor, and whizz together until smooth. (Alternatively, whisk together in a bowl.)
  3. Turn the sausages, squash and onions, then carefully pour in the Yorkshire batter. Cook for 30 minutes, until the batter is puffy, golden and shrinking away from the sides of the tin. Slice into wedges to serve.

Top tips for making butternut squash toad in the hole

It's absolutely essential for a great, fluffy, risen Yorkshire pudding to get the batter into the very hot pan and back into the oven as quickly as possible. Once you've poured it in (and there should be quite a sizzle), whack it back in the oven and don't open that oven door again till it's time to bring it out. That way you will get the lightest finish.

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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies