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Baked Chayote Squash

Dom's Kitchen

"Cheesy, custardy stuffed squash with bread crumbs on top. This dish is great as a side with beans, meat, and rice, Central American-style."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 377 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Place the chayote into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until very tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
  2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Remove the seed and seed membrane from the chayote using a spoon; discard. Scoop out as much of the remaining pulp as possible into a bowl without puncturing the shell. Pat the shell dry with a paper towel and place in a baking dish; set aside. Squeeze the excess water from the reserved pulp. Stir in the butter, egg, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and 2 tablespoons Cheddar cheese until well-blended. Fill each of the chayote shells with the pulp/cheese mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese on top, followed by the bread crumbs.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and the cheese has melted, 35 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 377 calories; 25.8 g fat; 21.3 g carbohydrates; 16.7 g protein; 120 mg cholesterol; 466 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Mine was delicious. I bought a chayote squash just to see what I should do with it and found this recipe. I only had one, so I used less butter, but still used one egg. I did not have heavy c...

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Given how much work it was to make this, and the length of time (an hour and a half?!), I can only rate this three stars. As the first reviewer, I so wanted to give this a rousing good start, b...

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Given how much work it was to make this, and the length of time (an hour and a half?!), I can only rate this three stars. As the first reviewer, I so wanted to give this a rousing good start, b...

Hate to say it but I agree with previous reviewer. This isn't the best way to eat this squash. There are a couple of things one can do to make it better with spices---and whipping. But for the e...

Mine was delicious. I bought a chayote squash just to see what I should do with it and found this recipe. I only had one, so I used less butter, but still used one egg. I did not have heavy c...

Only 4 stars due to how long it takes. On that note, it is good! I add more spices and green onion. I left out the park chews and add more cheddar cheese. Might just cut it up next time and bake...

We loved it!

The center of the chayote with the seed is the best part! Don't throw it away. Cook it and eat it too! You will be missing out if you don't! We love every part of the chayote in our house. :)