Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by MA HIKER

An abundant harvest of patty pan squash led me to this recipe elsewhere on the internet. Very tasty! and I cooked a full package of bacon so my picky eaters could have BLTs while I enjoyed this! BTW I use Easy Microwave Bacon to cook my bacon (see my notes in my review for details).

Top Review by MilanzMom

Ma Hiker: Your pattypan squash recipe should get a 10 (not just a little old 5!). My family LOVED this recipe and it could not be easier! Squash is a favorite in my family and when I found these little space ship looking things at the farmer's market, I just had to try them. Thanks for posting such a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 pattypan squash, stem and blossom removed (or 3 larger squash)
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 12 cup onion, diced
  • 1 12 cups soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Bring one inch of water to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add squash, cover, and cook for 10 minutes, or until a fork can pierce the stem with little resistance.
  3. Drain, and slice off the top stem of the squash. Use a melon baller to carefully scoop out the centers of the squash. Reserve all of the bits of squash. (I used larger squash so discarded the seeds - warning the squash is very liquidy in the center so I drained it a bit after scooping.
  4. Mince the reserved squash.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl with the minced squash, mixing well.
  6. Stuff each squash to overflowing with the mixture, and place them in a baking dish. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until squash are heated through.

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