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Another great recipe for the garden conquering Squash or Zuke. Even my doggie likes this one!! (she tries to steal her very own squash boat) Makes a great appy or side dish. Not a recipe for someone who has to use exact measurements because there may be some adjustments due to the water content of the squash.
- 2 medium yellow squash (or Zukes if you prefer)
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs, plus
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs (I use Italian style)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine
- 1 -2 tablespoon flour (for thickening)
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut squash in half lengthwise.
- Drop halves in boiling water and boil for 7 minutes.
- Remove from water.
- Allow to rest until cool enough to handle.
- With a spoon, scrape the middle of the squash out, leaving a shell about 1/4 inch thick.
- Set aside the shells.
- Finely chop scooped out middles.
- Heat a skillet and spray with cooking spray.
- Saute chopped squash, onion, basil and garlic until onion is soft.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Whisk milk and flour together.
- Slowly add small amounts of milk to the veggies while stirring.
- Bring mixture just to a boil.
- Add cheese and 1/2 cup bread crumbs, stirring the whole time.
- Mixture should be semi thick, almost crumbly.
- If it is too thick or too thin, add milk or bread crumbs accordingly.
- Re-season if needed.
- Stuff the shells with this mixture, sprinkle with remaining bread crumbs and dot with butter.
- Bake in oven for 10-20 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown.