Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

"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 Recipe #173076 to cook my bacon (see my notes in my review for details)."
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash created by Sharlene~W
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  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mince the reserved squash.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl with the minced squash, mixing well.
  • Stuff each squash to overflowing with the mixture, and place them in a baking dish. Cover the dish loosely with aluminum foil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until squash are heated through.

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  1. Fran L.
    Has anyone tried rice instead of breadcrumbs?
  2. Fran L.
    Has anyone tried rice instead of breadcrumbs
  3. Christena M.
    Very good! Made a couple of swaps, based on what I had on hand, and added mushrooms. Agree with other reviews, in that next time I'd season squash; and I, too, drizzled with olive oil; b/c I had more stuffing than would fit in squash, ladled a little bit of stock to keep from being too dry. Perfect!
  4. Ann M.
    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!!!
  5. jennypoissonis
    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!


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