Stuffed Squash


One of my first conversations with my mother-in-law was about my husband’s complete disgust by a recipe she made once for zucchini boats.  I’d never had one, and couldn’t imagine what was so disgusting about it, but ever since then I’ve been afraid of stuffing a squash for fear of my husband being traumatized even further.  But with the onslaught of squash from my CSA, I decided to throw caution to the wind.

Before I get to my recipe for stuffed pattypan squash, here’s what we got in our CSA share this week.

I’d heard stories about CSAs only giving vegetables, but so far I’ve been really happy with the mix of veggies and fruits.  Can’t wait to sink my teeth into those peaches!  I’m so glad I decided to do a CSA with Great Country Farms this year.  Worth every penny.

Stuffed Squash

Stuffed Squash


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 green onion bulb, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 small yellow squash, diced
  • 2 pattypan squash
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce (or more as needed)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup rice


  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. While rice is cooking, boil pattypan squash for 15-20 minutes, or until slightly tender.
  3. Remove squash from pot and allow to cool while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  4. In a large pan, brown the ground turkey with the onion, then add the zucchini and yellow squash. Cook for a few minutes and then add the pasta sauce and rice. The mixture should not be too liquid but should hold together fairly well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cut a circle in the top of the pattypan squash, and then scoop out the insides, leaving a 1/2-inch thick skin.
  6. Fill the squash with the meat mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.


  1. Mom of A and a

    Hi, thanks so much for visiting my blog! Wow! Looks like you got a whole lot of varied and yummy veggies from your CSA! I wouldn’t know how to cook half of those, but then I’m a pretty average cook!! Love the stuffed squash recipe!

  2. kristy @ gastronomical sovereignty

    holy cow! your patty pans are ginormous compared to the ones we get here! haha. i could maybe stuff ours with a pea! jealous! that being said, i could stuff ordinary zucchini. done. 🙂

    hope to see you Amy on Wed @ The Fresh Foods Blog Hop again – this post would be absolute perfection there.

  3. Carole

    This has given me all sorts of ideas for the pumpkin I currently have sitting around.
    I found this via Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms. I have linked in a pork and apple curry. Have a super week.

  4. Yvonne @ StoneGable

    Hi Amy, I had to laugh when I read your post. I grew patty-pan squash last summer and did not know what to do with them!
    Thank you so much for this really delicious sounding recipe!

    Please join me at StoneGable for ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weekly foodie/recipe/menu linky party going on now. Your yummy menu would be a welcomed addition!!!

    • Amy

      Hope you enjoy it! We’ve gotten so much pattypan squash in the past few weeks that I’m going a little crazy. I’m thinking about creating some sort of dessert with it.

  5. BeColorful

    I’m so hungry right now and this looks delish. Squash is not something I grew up with but like a lot of other vegetables I am learning that I love it. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week.

  6. Sam

    I was thinking about doing something like this with my patty pan squashes, but just couldn’t bear to turn on the oven!

    Thanks for sharing with the Fresh Foods Blog Hop!

  7. Lisa

    I am just starting to get pattypan squash ready to pick in the garden, so this is a wonderul recipe for me to try! Thanks for posting it.

  8. Michelle

    These looks super yummy! I have stuffed zucchini before but never this kind of squash. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can’t wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.


    • Amy

      Thanks for the info Mason! I had no idea that’s what it was. Just figured it was another yellow squash, just brighter. LOL

  9. Miz Helen

    Hi Amy,
    We just love stuffed Squash, this looks delicious. Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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