Stuffed Squash

During the time of year where veggies are fresh and cheap, I try to cram as many of them into my diet as possible. I use this method to rationalize Ramen noodles and hot dogs the rest of the year. Yellow squash was on sale the other day, and they were nice big ones, so I decided to make stuffed squash, a recipe from my dear sister, Beans.

Wash the squash, cut the tips off both ends, then cut them in half long ways. Hollow them out with a spoon. I then lay them out on a cookie sheet to be filled in a minute.

To make the filling, I browned a half pound of ground beef, and drained it. I then added some raw, diced onions and let them brown. I then mixed in a drained can of corn, and about a cup of cooked (from frozen) peas. I mixed in somewhere between a 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of tomato soup, and added some garlic salt. At this point it tasted fantastic, so I was done. I then filled the squash (3 squash total for 6 halves), and sprinkled some cheese on top. I made sure to get cheese onto the necks of the squash so they wouldn’t be flavorless. I baked the whole tray of them in the oven at 350 for maybe 45 minutes. Just cook them until the squash are soft.

Ta da! Super delicious! I’m still trying for a variation of this recipe that is vegetarian, but also tastes good and not weird. I tried quinoa once, and it did NOT work out. You can substitute all kinds of things in this recipe though, just as long as it tastes good with squash. Happy nomming!


October 5, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , . Cooking.


  1. Sara A. replied:

    For veggie filling I would try black beans or pinto beans or rice with different seasonings. Or you could just use fake ground meat/textured vegetable protein. If you were going Italian flavor risotto stuffing might be yummy too. Or, for Mexican flavor, soak the migas crumbs leftover from tortilla chips in some salsa and mix with some beans and queso.

    • thatcleverchick replied:

      I need to try it with the veggie ground “hamburger”. For some reason, the texture of beans with squash does not appeal to me.

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