Warming Pumpkin and Butterbean bowl

Madeleine Shaw Pumpkin, Butterbean, Kale and Pomegranate bowl 1

Warming Pumpkin and Butterbean bowl

As much as I love a summer salad, I absolutely love the foods we are able to cook in winter. This is because we can grow such amazing vegetables in the UK like squashes and pumpkins! My Warming Pumpkin and Butterbean bowl has all these winter flavours and I’ve added kale in there for some extra green-ness.

It’s no secret that I love using pomegranates. They just add a beautiful little burst of sweetness to any dish.

The reason I love my warming pumpkin and butterbean bowl the most is that you can make it in advance and then freeze in batches. Before you go to work, just take a portion out of the freezer to defrost. That way when you get home, you can quickly warm it up for the perfect comforting winter dinner!

If you liked this, I’m sure you’re going to love my Quinoa Mushroom Risotto with flaked cod as well!

Serves 4 Ready in 90 minutes


Heat the oil in a large pot, throw in the onion and a pinch of salt and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, chilli, cayenne and turmeric and cook for a another minute.

Throw in the pumpkin/squash and sautee for 5 minutes then add the kale, butterbenas and stock. Cook for 1 hour until the pumpkin/squash is soft and the beans are flavourful. Top with pomegranate seeds.

Freeze leftovers this will  last for 3 months. Will keep in the fridge for a week.


Images: Holly Clark Photography


  • Katie Stenson

    Hi! Could I replace the pumkin with sweet potato?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Absolutely, sounds divine xxx

  • Tina Price

    Was definitely comforting, warming & delicious. Served with a little brown rice and some roasted romanesco & toasted almond flakes and was just what we needed after too many late nights working. Big thumbs up! Thank you!

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Wow that sounds delicious I’ll have to try it with brown rice x

  • Tabitha Allen

    Hi, can you put how many this serves please! Thanks :) x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      2 people x

    • Tabitha Allen

      Thank youu :) it was seriously delish by the way!

  • Zoe

    Hi Madeleine, this sounds and looks delicious! Do you think it would work well cooking it in a slow cooker? Thanks! :-)

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      it might go a bit mushy but you never know – try it and let me know how it goes x

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