Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
Our family loves both winter and summer squashes, so when I come across a squash recipe I try to save it. I haven't tried this one yet, but it looks good to me!
- 4 pattypan squash (each about 3 inches in diameter)
- 4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons margarine
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 cup dry herb seasoned stuffing mix
- 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Wash squash and slice off tops above scalloped edges; discard. Scoop out seeds from center and discard.
- Place squash shells in large skillet. Pour 1/4 inch of water into skillet; cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 5 minutes. Transfer squash, cut side up, to greased 8 x 8-inch baking dish with slotted spoon; set aside.
- Heat butter in large skillet over medium-high heat until melted and bubbly. Add celery and onion; cook and stir until tender. Add water and stuffing mix. Stir to absorb water. Stir in cheese. Spoon mixture into squash shells.
- Bake 20-30 minutes until squash is fork-tender and stuffing is lightly browned. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.
What s cute (and delicious) idea! I made this as written with patty pan squashes that were a bit larger than 3" round. When I cut the tops off, I scraped the seeds out, but saved the flesh parts. I then chopped the flesh and added it to the sauteing celery and onion. These little squashes make a pretty presentation and are yummy! This would make a cute side dish for company. Thanx for posting this!
This is my first but not the last time making baby squash. This is a wonderful recipe, they came out beautiful and delicious. I only added sage and thyme. Perfect! Thank You!
I had an assortment of baby squashes to use up, one of them a pattypan. The directions worked with all the different shapes, and the look on the serving platter was nice. I cut back on the butter and subbed in some olive oil. I used my own dry bread bits and herb clippings from the garden instead of the herb stuffing mix. spring onions from the garden, tops and all. I used an aged extra sharp cheddar. These are very cheesy, in a good way. I will definately be making these again, the recipe was easy to follow, the taste was good, and they were cute little guys. Thanks for finding and sharing this recipe!