11 Oct 2012

Butternut squash chicken pie

 I'm not very adept at complicated food, but sometimes when I have more time I like to stay longer in the kitchen.

I wanted to eat something good and at the same time healthy.As the days are still  fresh
I made this variation of shepherd's pie using butternut squash, corn and  chicken instead  beef.

Hope you like it !!!

Potatoes, corn and butternut squash 


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 thread of sunflower oil
  • Salt and pepper


1 / 2 kg boneless chicken breast

1 liter of chicken broth

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic

Chopped fresh oregano
1 large tomato, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
grated cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

     In a  large saucepan saute onion in oil until soft and transparent 

    Add the pumpkin puree and mix, put the mashed potatoes and mix again

    Remove from the stove.

    Put  the eggs beaten and mix until blended. Put two tablespoons of olive oil,corn salt and pepper. Mix


    Boil chicken in chicken broth until done.
    Cut into smallish cubes.

    Fry the onion with garlic and pepper until soft, put the chicken and cook for four minutes.

    Remove from stove and put the chopped tomatoes and oregano. Verify salt and pepper 


    In greased baking dish sprinkled with bread crumbs put a layer of mashed potatoes.

    Put a layer of chicken and cover with remaining mashed
    Sprinkle with grated cheese and bring to the oven to gratin.

    Makes 6 serves


    Fê Dayrell said...

    Me deu água na boca, que maravilha deve ficar esta torta, estou levando a receita depois te conto.

    sariqui said...

    That's good!!! Lovely photos and lovely food!!!

    WokandSpoon said...

    The dish looks very healthy. The butternut squash has a lovely colour!

    Bites from life with the barking lot said...

    Sylvia, this looks lovely. I want to make it soon. Squash is in season here in Montana now. Pork chops tonight!

    cquek said...

    A classic combination Beautifully photographed.

    Manderley de GuindillayCanela said...

    Wao it's a recipe so yumm! I would like to eat, now!


    Ana y Blanca said...

    It looks so tasty!