Monday, June 28, 2010

Stuffed Squash

It's Summer Time!!! Yellow squash from the garden.... I can't wait for the tomatoes and zucchini to be ready. I made this for dinner the other nite... It was fabulous! I thought I would share. Normally I wait and make stuff zucchini, but this worked just as well!

Stuffed Yellow Squash

(the amounts of each item just depends on personal taste and the amount you want to make)
Ground Sausage (Breakfast or Italian)
Green pepper
Yellow Squash or zucchini
Salt and Pepper

Brown sausage in skillet until cooked through.
Dice onion, garlic, green pepper, tomato, and half of small squash. - approx all the same size
(you can peel the squash a little if you feel you need to.)
Put all together in Large bowl.
Add an Egg, and crushed croutons to the mix.
(i crushed mine pretty small, but you could do just a rough chop to get little pieces or use small croutons. you could also use bread crumbs if you didn't have croutons)
Stir in shredded cheese
(this time i used a combo of Parmesan, mozzarella, and cheddar because that's what i happened to have.... but, play with this. a few different combos could be really good.)
Season the filling with salt and pepper.
(this time i also added a few crushed red pepper flakes and some season salt. play with the seasonings that you like)
Put the bowl aside.
Cut the squash in half lengthwise, and with a spoon hollow out the middle.
(Mainly just getting the seeds out, leaving a bowl shape.)
see pic below:

Sprinkle a little olive oil over them and season with a little salt and pepper.

Take your mixture of veggies and meat and spoon as much as you can into each squash.
(I pack mine as tight as possible cause i really like the filling)

Place in the oven at 375 for about 30 mins.
(keep checking. the smaller ones only took about 25 mins. The larger ones needed a little extra time to get soft enough to eat. You want the squash to be soft enough to put a fork into.)

The last 5 mins I pull it out and sprinkle a little more cheese on the top.

This recipe is great for changing around. I like to add different things in there depending on what is ready in our garden... You could certainly change up some of the seasonings to make it taste a little Italian. Add or take away flavors depending on heat preference and veggie preference.
I think next time i might had a little rice to the mix and make it more like stuffed peppers...
We'll see how that one turns out.
I think i prefer it with the zucchini... but, the yellow squash was great this way.


Alice Wills Gold said...

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness.

That looks soooo good. I wanna try it.

Rochelle said...

YUM!!! Thanks for a GREAT idea!

Donna said...

Dang that looks good! I may have to link this one.