This recipe is based on another South African original that I've Europeanized by substituting a bolognese sauce for the original chakalaka. Of course, as a result, as well as a novel way of using gem squashes, this recipe also gives you a traditional recipe for bolognese ragù (bolognese sauce) that you can serve with your own pasta dishes, or use as the meat base for a lasagne.
Want something different to the usual spaghetti topped with bolognese sauce? Well, why not try this delicious gem squash recipe instead. Simple to make... it works well with bought sauce, but is much better with home-made. Topped with cheese this makes a substantial starter, or served with salad it gives you a whole meal. Though the recipe given below uses beef mince, you could substitute finely chopped pepperoni or, for a vegetarian version substitute finely-diced mushrooms. So here is a classic Italian recipe, with a bit of a twist.