One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole

In association with Cirio

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I absolutely adore Cirio tomatoes and as long as they’re in the cupboard I never feel very far away from a really good meal. Unlike cheap tinned tomatoes the Cirio ones are grown in Italy and are just vastly superior in flavour, colour and texture, you really can’t go wrong with them! So today I’m bringing you my One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole that I’ve been dying to share with you as the first time I made it I didn’t photograph it. So when Cirio got in touch and asked me to develop a recipe for them I knew I had to give this delicious dish it’s moment of glory!

One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole - Fab Food 4 All

The flavoursome Cirio chopped tomatoes form the perfect back drop to the butternut squash, chorizo, cumin, paprika and sherry flavours and bulgar wheat provides some lovely texture to the mix as well as absorbing lots of the lovely juices. My family love this casserole for its flavour and I love it as it saves on washing up in the evening as it’s all cooked in the one pot. Served with some crusty bread or toast this really is a fabulous meal!One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole - Fab Food 4 All


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One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole
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This spicy one pot casserole is the perfect family midweek meal served with crusty bread or toast to mop up the juices.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4 - 5
  • 2 tbsp Rapeseed oil
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 50g Chorizo, diced (sliced & cut into 4 pieces)
  • 1 Butternut Squash, diced
  • 1 Red pepper, large, chopped
  • 4 Celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 x 400g Tin Cirio chopped tomatoes
  • 450 mls Vegetable stock
  • Splash of sherry
  • 75g Bulgur wheat
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  1. Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan/wok and sweat the onion and garlic over a medium heat, under a lid until softened, stirring occasionally (takes about 10 minutes).
  2. Add the celery, cumin seeds and paprika and gently fry for another 2 minutes.
  3. Make a well in the centre, add the chorizo and fry until cooked through.
  4. Add the butternut squash and red pepper fry for another couple of minutes whilst stirring.
  5. Then add the Cirio chopped tomatoes, vegetable stock, splash of sherry, salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  7. Add the bulgur wheat and simmer for another 15 minutes but this time with a lid on.
  8. Serve with crusty bread or toast to mop up the juices.

If preparing a butternut squash puts you off cooking with them then the easiest way to prepare one is to slice off the to and bottom, prick it over with a fork and microwave for about 3 minutes on full power. Allow to cool and the skin will then glide off with a vegetable peeler and the flesh will be easier to cut too as it will be be slightly cooked.

One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole - Fab Food 4 All

I do hope you try my One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole as I’m sure you’ll love it! For more recipes using Cirio tomatoes you might like these:

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One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole - Fab Food 4 All

Just part of the range available from Cirio!

NB: This post was commissioned by Cirio and all opinions are my own.

One Pot Butternut Squash and Chorizo Casserole - Fab Food 4 All

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  1. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Looks tasty and easy to make

  2. Richard Eldred Hawes

    What makes this casserole is the use of good quality tomatoes, so much flavour

    1. Camilla

      Exactly right Richard:-)

  3. A S,Edinburgh

    I love chorizo; this looks delicious!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, it’s really tasty:-)

  4. Laura Tovey

    Definitely one I will be adding to my recipe collection!!

    1. Camilla

      Great Laura, I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    What a great way to use butternut squash, in a comforting stew. This looks like my kind of meal.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Dannii, it’s become a favourite here:-)

  6. Maya Russell

    Looks very tasty. I also think good quality tomatoes make a difference.

  7. Sharon

    Ooo lovely, a sweet spicy delight, this looks absolutely delicious πŸ™‚

  8. sarah capps

    This looks DELICIOUS! I love one pot recipes! So easy to make plus it cuts down on the washing up too – always a bonus! xxx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes love saving on washing up:-)

  9. Sarah Wyatt

    This looks great. I’m always on the look out for 1 pot recipes that I can prep earlier in the day when I have more time.

  10. Jan Bennett

    Oooh now this is my kind of food and easy to make too. I love one-pot meals and this is very colourful – yum!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jan, it really is a firm favourite here now:-)

  11. Heather Haigh

    Lovely flavours – a great one pot dish.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, a favourite here now:-)

  12. Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    I happen to have all the ingredients in for this – might have to make it!

    1. Camilla

      Great Sarah, do let me know what you think if you do try it:-)

  13. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I do love a simple one pot dinner! I often use the Cirio tomatoes with butternut squash and black beans, I guess it’s like a vegetarian version of this πŸ™‚ Looks tasty!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, I do love a one pot meal;)

  14. Sarah

    I haven’t bought Cirio tomatoes in too long and I should! Much better than some other varieties. Thanks for putting them back in my mind. πŸ™‚

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, glad to have jogged your memory:-)

  15. Isabella

    What a lovely colourful recipe! (I love your white casserole dish as well!) chorizo and butternut is a match made in heaven, love cirio tomatoes – always on the lookout for them being on special offer so I can stock up!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Isabella (dish is Le Creuset), yes I stock up too when they’re on offer;-)

  16. Helen Clark

    This looks and sounds delicious. I love one-pot cooking so will give this a go. I’m not a huge fan of chorizo so will think of something to substitute that with

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen, someone else mentioned Quorn chorizo?

  17. Claire Jessiman

    Like you I’m a big fan of Cirio tomatoes (thanks for linking to my recipe) Chorizo and Tomato really is a match made in heaven. I’ve never used bulgar wheat in a one pot dish so must give it a try.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Claire, yes Cirio tomatoes make a huge difference to a dish:-)

  18. Leanne

    Oh I love a recipe that just requires you chucking everything into one container to cook! So convinient

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Leanne;-)

  19. Helen at Casa Costello

    What beautiful colours – I love that this dish contains products that we pretty much always have readily available. Including the splash of sherry!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Helen. I need to buy some more sherry as I use it so much in cooking:-)

  20. Nayna Kanabar

    What a delicious recipe, I would love to make a veggie version of this.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nayna, I’m sure that would be very possible:-)

  21. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    Cirio is wonderful, it was fascinating when I travelled to Italy with them two years ago.

    1. Camilla

      Yes I remember seeing your tip splashed across social media at the time, looked fantastic:-)

  22. Ceri Jones

    This looks great. I love one pot dishes as I hate washing up! Bulghur wheat doesn’t agree with me so maybe I could swap for buckwheat. Adore chorizo smokey flavours – lovely!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kerry or maybe you could use quinoa!

  23. nicol

    ive never tried butternut squash before! i do love chorizo though nom

    1. Camilla

      Oh you’re missing out then it is so delicious!

  24. Corina

    This has some of my favourite flavours in it! I am such a fan of chorizo – I could eat it in one pots like this every day!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Corina, me too:-)

  25. kate @veggie desserts

    It sounds like a lovely, warming, comforting meal!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kate, it’s on my regular rosta now:-)

  26. Kira C

    That looks really nice! Not something I would usually try but I’d love to give it a go! Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kira, do hope you give it a go:-)

  27. Miss Kitty Kaos

    I always make sure we have good quality tinned tomatoes on the cupboard as they can be a staple for so many meals and this one sounds amazing X

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes Cirio tinned tomatoes are a must have in my cupboards!

  28. Laura H

    Love the bright colours of this! I have far too many tins of chopped tomatoes at home and have no idea what to do with them because they’re so plain by themselves! This has inspired me πŸ™‚

    1. Camilla

      Great Laura, glad to have inspired you:-)

  29. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    I have never made one pot anything with butternut squash, So cant wait to try this.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Bintu, do let me know what you think:-)

  30. Elizabeth

    Mmm this sounds rather hearty and filling! Proper mouthwatering comfort food. πŸ™‚

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, it really is!

  31. Fashion and Style Police

    This sounds and looks tasty. Looks super convenient too. I will be trying this Butternut Squash dish.

    1. Camilla

      Great Stella, so glad you like it:-)

  32. The London Mum

    What a perfect homely meal, and being one pot makes it even better!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, yes I love the convenience of a one pot meal:-)

  33. Melanie Edjourian

    I’ve never cooked squash before but have been meaning to for ages. This sounds great.

    1. Camilla

      Oh my, I’m sure you’ll love it:-)

  34. Liz Mays

    This sounds really good. I love butternut squash and the tomatoes, garlic and onions will add some serious flavor.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Liz, yes this is a really tasty dish:-)

  35. Sammie

    I adore Cirio and have been using their passata and tinned tomatoes for years. It is true that they cost a bit more, but the flavour is vastly superior so I use less – I also stock up on them when on offer. I have yet to cook with bulgar wheat and this recipe seems the perfect introduction. We all love chorizo and butternut squash so pinned in order to make! Thanks for sharing another brilliant recipe. Sammie x

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you Sammi, glad you like Cirio tomatoes products just as much as I do! If you buy some bulgur wheat just don’t serve it up to your guests as demarara sugar which I once did to my dad:-) He couldn’t understand why his coffee wasn’t getting any sweeter LOL!

  36. Ana De- Jesus

    I love butternut squash and I bet that quorn chorizo slices would taste so good so I can have my own veggie version too xxx

    1. Camilla

      Yes Ana, I didn’t know you could get quorn chorizo but that would work well to I’m sure:-)

  37. Harriet from Toby & Roo

    Well this just looks super tasty! I am constantly looking for new recipes to shovel some more veg into the kids, this is ideal! H x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Harriet, yes this dish is quite healthy what with the veggies and the lycopene in the tomatoes:-)

  38. Lynette

    I think I have two people in my household that will adore your casserole. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Lynette, so pleased to hear that:-)

  39. Rebecca Smith

    Oh this sounds like my kind of meal! Will definitely have to add this to my to-try list

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous Rebecca, do let me know what you think:-)

  40. Sarah Bailey

    Oh wow this sounds delicious – I have to admit I’ve not had butternut squash in a long time. x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, well you really should have some again then;-)

  41. Sam McKean

    This sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try cooking it!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sam;-)

  42. Rhian Westbury

    You can’t go wrong with a good cassarole. Looks lovely, great recipe x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rhian:-)

  43. Dom

    looks so tempting! I love the colours and the chorizo must lift this dish into a delightful, punchy meal!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Dom, yes the Chorizo really does elevate this meal:-)

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