Butternut Squash & Tomato Stars

Butternut Squash & Tomato Stars

Get ready for fun and nutritious snack times with these tomato and butternut squash stars!

Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness and enhances their flavour, while a sprinkle of herbs adds a tasty touch of seasoning. Plus, with their high vitamin and mineral content, butternut squash and tomatoes are both great choices for growing little ones. This recipe is perfect for picky eaters and for those parents looking for a fun and creative way to serve up vegetables. This snack is sure to leave them starry-eyed and satisfied!

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175g peeled butternut squash, grated
100g cherry tomatoes, chopped
1 large egg, beaten
50g Parmesan cheese, grated (or vegetarian alternative)
25g Cheddar cheese grated
3 tbsp self-rising flour
2 tbsp basil, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Fan. Line a baking sheet with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Put the squash into a clean towel. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible then place in a bowl. Add the tomatoes, egg, cheeses, flour and basil. Mix well.
  3. Put a star cutter onto the baking sheet. Fill the star with the mixture and press down firmly. Continue to make stars using the cutter. You will make about 18 stars.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly golden brown and firm.

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