Gem squash stuffed with sweetcorn is an easy oven baked dish that is quick to prepare. This versatile dish can be served as a starter or as a side dish. It is mildly seasoned with fresh herbs and spices and topped with a sprinkling of cheese.


  • 2 gem squash
  • 1 cup sweeetcorn
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 sprigs spring onions
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese


  1. Cut the gem squash into halves and deseeded.
  2. Place the gem squash in a large pot and add enough water to cover the surface of the gem squash.
  3. Steam the gem squash until it has cooked through then remove it from the water and allow it to cool.
  4. In a non stick pan melt 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine on the stove top.
  5.  Stir in the sweetcorn, salt, and spring onion.
  6. Simmer the sweetcorn mixture until cooked and set it aside.
  7. In a bowl carefully remove the pulp of the gem squash.
  8. Add 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine and salt to taste.
  9. Mix well. Spoon the gem squash mixture back into the shell.
  10. Add in the fried sweeetcorn and grated cheese.
  11. Place the stuffed gem squash in an oven proof tray and bake on 180 degrees for 5-8 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  12. For quick results the gem squash can be placed in the microwave for 1 minute.
  13. Serve the stuffed gem squash hot as a side serving or as a starter.