Summer Squash- A Family Favorite

Stuffed Summer Squash is a family favorite recipe. It is a great way to get more vegetables in during dinner time and use up the abundance of squash from your garden!

Stuffed Summer Squash

A great recipe for summer squash during the seasonal months!
Print Recipe
CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings4 servings
Calories348kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow squash washed and cut lengthwise
  • 1 zucchini squash washed and cut lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey 93/7
  • 1 cup tomatoes fresh, chopped or canned
  • ½ cup chicken broth low-sodium
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cup breadcrumbs Italian-style
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan grated

Instructions

  • Wash hands before preparing food.
  • Fill a bowl with ice water. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cut squash and zucchini in half lengthwise, place in boiling water. Bring back to a boil; cook until slightly softened, 5 minutes. Transfer squash to ice water. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove, pat dry.
  • Scrape out seeds and stringy pulp from each squash half, leaving a large cavity for stuffing. Arrange snugly in a large, lightly oiled ovenproof baking dish.
  • Warm 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add turkey and cook, stirring to break up until crumbly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, broth, and thyme. Increase heat to high and cook, stirring often, until turkey is thoroughly cooked and some of liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Place equal amounts of filling in each squash half, piling it high in center. Mix breadcrumbs with parmesan, then sprinkle mixture over squash and drizzle with 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Bake until golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

Notes

Have you ever wanted to grow your own summer squash? Check out our blog post here on 5 reasons to grow your own food!
https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/stuffed-summer-squash
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Summer Squash
Serving Size
 
1 stuffed half
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
348
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
86
mg
29
%
Sodium
 
201
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
5
g
6
%
Protein
 
26
g
52
%
Vitamin D
 
1
µg
7
%
Calcium
 
100
mg
10
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
Potassium
 
678
mg
19
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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