Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

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).

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.


Most Helpful

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!

MilanzMom July 31, 2008

I have always wanted to try Pattypans - when I saw some at the farmers market I had to get them. This was awesome but made a tweak. Used leftover cornbread muffins in place of fresh breadcrumbs and they turned out GREAT!!!

Ann M. November 08, 2016

You got us to eat squash. I will make this again next time someone gives me squash. Mission accomplished! I used panko breadcrumbs... because thats what I had. I also loaded up the bacon and garlic. At the end I also sprayed some olive oil spray on top of the mixture and turned on the broiler to make the top a little crispy. yum yum. Thanks!

jennypoissonis July 25, 2015

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