Seaside Stuffed Summer Squash

"This is a great and delicious way to use summer squash. Makes a nice presentation, especially if you top it with a small amount of chopped green onions (green part only), or a little sprinkling of sweet paprika. It is also a prep-ahead dish, if you wish, which makes it so convenient. It is so good -- hope you like it as much as our family does."
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  • 1 lb large summer squash (if you can't find large ones, then use more smaller ones so the filling won't spill out)
  • 12 cup green pepper, finely chopped
  • 12 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 12 cup sweet onion, finely minced
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and finely crumbled


  • Cook squash in boiling water 10-12 minutes. Let cool a little and then slice lengthwise. Scoop out pulp.
  • Add remaining ingredients to pulp and mix well. Fill squash with mixture, and then place each squash half in a baking dish.
  • Bake 20 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven.
  • Note: May be prepared up to 3 hours ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to bake.

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  1. Keyairahs Ama
    My nephew even ate some of this and I don't think he knows what a vegetable is! I actually made mine more like a casserole. I diced all of the squash (I used small ones but would de-seed bigger ones for this), mixed everything together (used red pepper - not green and bacon bits - instead of cooking bacon). Since I was cooking on the grill, I put in a foil pan, covered and cooked at the same time with Greek Marinade (#28150) chicken and herbed corn (#66258). Excellent use of all those darn squash from the garden.
  2. mama smurf
    Made these last night with just the zuchinni. My DH and I thought the flavors were delicious! What a great and different way to fix the yellow or green summer squash. Will definately make these again!
  3. jdronebarger
    I love this dish. It is perfect as is but I can see all sorts of possiblilities for the stuffing. You could add diced chicken and have a whole meal. It would be good with smoked sausage too. Thank you, I will use this recipe over and over.
  4. loof751
    We really enjoyed this squash dish! I used both yellow and zuchinni squash and I left out the onions (personal preference) - I loved the combination of flavors. I overcooked the squash a little during the boiling part so they were a little mushy (my fault) but they still tasted great!!


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