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Stuffed Summer Squash Recipe

Stuffed Summer Squash Recipe

These delectable golden treats make a lovely summer side dish or party appetizer. They are loaded with tasty ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, herbs, onions, and garlic, a perfect way to give some healthy Mediterranean-style nutrition to your family or please your party guests.

They’re easy to make, too!

6 small summer squash
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup finely diced onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 large squash blossoms (optional), slivered
1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons minced marjoram or basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Slice squash in half lengthwise. Scrape out seeds and discard. Slice a little off the bottoms so squash rest flat, cut side up.

2. In a skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic until soft. Add squash blossoms, if using; saute 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl and cool slightly. Stir in ricotta, 1/4 cup of Parmesan, 2 tablespoons bread crumbs, egg, marjoram, salt, and pepper until blended. Spoon into squash shells.

3. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan and bread crumbs over tops. Bake 25 minutes, until sides are tender; broil 3 minutes, until tops are golden. Serve hot.

Serves 12 as an appetizer, 6 as a side dish.

Read more: Food, All recipes, Appetizers & Snacks, Side Dishes

Adapted from Organic Style, June issue, published by Rodale Press.

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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10:58AM PDT on Jul 4, 2013

Delicious recipe,must try it.thanks for sharing

9:11AM PST on Dec 6, 2012

Sounds great! Thanks.

12:39PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

Thank you

1:18PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Oh boy, I have to make this one sor sure!

12:42AM PDT on Oct 4, 2011

Fabulous recipe, that sounds delicious. Thanks.

10:12AM PDT on Sep 26, 2010

I'll check it out.

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