As the leaves turn red and gold, make the most of the changing season with our delicious Autumn favourite – Chorizo & Squash Oven Bake. Full of rich flavours and handy nutrients, it’s an ideal way to shake up the post-Summer diet and take advantage of the natural flavours of the season. Our Chorizo & Squash Oven Bake is designed to be a simple, gut-friendly meal to give gut bacteria a helping hand, so why not try it out today?

The recipe features Bimuno® DAILY, the award-winning prebiotic powder supplement designed to selectively nourish bifidobacteria, a ‘good bacteria’ found in the gut. To discover more about Bimuno® or to order, click here.

Autumn Chorizo & Squash Oven Bake - Serves 4

Our Chorizo & Squash Oven Bake is designed to be a simple, gut-friendly meal to give gut bacteria a helping hand, so why not try it out today?


  • 1 medium seasonal squash (butternut or red onion squash works well)
  • 1 punnet chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 125g chorizo
  • 125g halloumi
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 sachets Bimuno® DAILY
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 300g brown rice or mixed grains
Butternut Squash


  • Preheat the oven - 180 degrees (fan), 200 degrees (conventional)
  • Dice the squash into 2-3cm chunks and put into a large baking dish. Dice the onion and chorizo, and add to the baking dish, along with the whole chestnut mushrooms.
  • Mix the ground spices together in a bowl, drizzle olive oil over the vegetable baking dish and top with the spice mix. Crush the garlic and add this to the baking dish.
  • Stir the mixture together, cover with an oven-proof lid or foil, before baking in the oven for 40-45 minutes.
  • After 35 minutes, bring a saucepan of water to the boil and add your rice or mixed grains.
  • Take your bake out of the oven and add diced halloumi, before returning the dish to the oven without the lid for 15 minutes.
  • Check that the vegetables are cooked through - if a fork goes through the squash easily, it’s ready to go. Remove the dish from the oven and stir in your Bimuno® DAILY powder.
  • Drain the rice or grains and divide between four plates, topping with the oven bake mixture. Make sure not to miss the spicy juices from the bottom of the dish – drizzle them over the top of each plate.

Why is this good for the gut?

Good gut health can be delicious! Our recipe features a variety of vegetables and spices, making for a plant-packed dish to feed those all-important gut microbes. The combination of squash, onion, mushrooms, rice or grains and spices provides a nutritious high-fibre meal that contributes towards the recommended daily intake of 30g of fibre. Butternut squash is a great source of vitamins A, C, E and B, as well as minerals calcium, magnesium and zinc. Vitamin A is known to be beneficial to eye health and the immune system and is found in orange coloured vegetables such as squash or carrots. Mushrooms are a source of B vitamins, which in certain combinations, can be beneficial to cardiovascular and cognitive health. They are also a source of selenium, which is an antioxidant mineral. Some supermarkets expose mushrooms to ultraviolet (UV) light, so that they also contain vitamin D.

Our recipe includes Bimuno® DAILY, a prebiotic supplement that contains GOS (Galactooligosaccharides). It feeds and stimulates bifidobacteria in the gut, helping them to thrive.

The gut microbiome is a finite space – the more space that is taken up by good bacteria that benefits physical wellbeing, the less there is for ‘bad bacteria’. Your gut can be a complex system, so why not get to know it better? What we put into the gut matters, so click here to read more of our blogs on gut health.

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