The most important aim of this recipe book is to help people to cook heart healthy meals using readily available and economical ingredients.

Butternut and sweetcorn bake

Recipe from Husna Momim

Serves 4 – 6

Butternut is a versatile veggie with a naturally sweet flavour. The creamy sweetcorn makes this a sweet and delicious side dish without the need for cream or butter.


400 g butternut, cut in cubes

400 g sweet potatoes with the skin, cut in cubes

½ onion, halved and sliced

1 tbsp (15 ml) sunflower oil

½ x 410 g tin cream style sweetcorn

½ tsp (2,5 ml) ground nutmeg

black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Mix butternut, sweet potatoes, onion and oil together in an oven dish.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until the veggies are just cooked.
  4. Pour sweetcorn over veggies and season with nutmeg and pepper.
  5. Bake for another 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve as a side dish with meat or chicken or a braai.
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