Butternut Squash Toad in The Hole – Classic Recipe with a Twist

Vegetarian toad in the hole turned out to be such a big hit in the family that we decided to try making it with something other than veggie sausages…

The butternut squash worked very well here, both in vegetarian version without anything else and in regular toad in the hole with real sausages and butternut squash as an addition only (for those in our house who can’t live without meat).

classic toad in the whole with a twist


  • medium butternut squash (peeled, cubed)
  • cooking olive oil (about 6 tbs)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or some fresh garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tbs dried thyme or some fresh one
  • sea salt – to taste
  • green salad – to serve
  • cheese (grated) – to serve

for the Yorkshire pudding batter

  • 1¾ cup of plain flour / 250 g
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 1¼ cup of milk / about 315 ml


  • large, oven proof dish or couple smaller ones (we used two medium dishes and two smaller, individual ones for kids)
  • frying pan
  • ladle (to spoon the batter)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (392°F).
  2. On a frying pan fry butternut squash with seasonings and half of the oil, until golden brown.
  3. Brush with rest of the oil ovenproof dish(es) and arrange ready butternut squash on the top.
  4. To prepare the batter simply whisk all of the ingredients together.
  5. Spoon the batter over the butternut squash and place dish(es) in the oven.
  6. Bake for about 35 – 40 minutes longer until the sides has risen and are browned.
  7. Share to the plates, sprinkle with cheese and serve with some green salad on the side.

Serves 4 – 6 people. 


Alternatively use mixture of butternut squash and sausages (regular or vegetarian ones) to make this dish or different veggies, as long as they are not too watery they should work well in this recipe.

I’m sending this recipe over to the Recipe of the Week link-up by Emily of A Mummy Too blog

recipe of the week link-up

and Dominic’s from Belleau Kitchen Simply Eggcellent event.

egg recipe link up by Belleau Kitchen

Your thoughts…

  1. What a great idea…it’s never really occurred to me to add anything other than sausages (or veggie ones) to a toad in the hole, but I guess you could add all sorts…has given me food for thought ;-)

  2. Happy to hear that Eb :)

  3. Such a great idea to use Butternut Squash. I’m often looking for alternatives to veggie sausages. Maybe big fat mushrooms would work too? Yummy. Thanks for linking to Simply Eggcellent xx

  4. Dom, adding mushrooms is a brilliant idea! I need to test it next time we make toad in the hole…

  5. What a fab idea! I have used other veg in a toad in the hole but never butternut squash, this looks delicious x #simplyeggcellent

  6. Thank you Kristy! :)

  7. I’ve only used sausages for these. Quite the common british dish but nice to know you can use buttternut squash. Wondering if there is a massive change in flavour.

  8. I’m not really sure as I have never tried “real” toad in the hole with regular sausages… for me the dough is the best part and it always tastes delicious.

  9. This looks like a great veggie take on a classic. Butternut squash can’t be used too much in my opinion, love it!

  10. Thank you Michael, I agree… butternut squash can’t be used too much :)

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