Chorizo Stuffed Summer Squash


Spicy chorizo is a perfect offset to the mellow meat of summer squash. Leftover bean and chorizo mixture is great for breakfast burritos.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
4 servings


  • 1 large pattypan squash, halved and seeded

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ (1 pound) chorizo sausage

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 large tomato, chopped

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 1 cup black beans

  • ½ cup corn

  • 1 ounce shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place squash, cut-side down, in a baking dish; add water.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender, about 30 minutes.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir chorizo in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  4. Heat olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is softened and browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Add green bell pepper and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomato, chicken stock, black beans, and corn; cook and stir until liquid is evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir chorizo into mixture.

  5. Flip squash over and fill each half with chorizo mixture; top with Cheddar cheese.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Zucchini or any other summer squash can be used in place of the patty pan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

532 Calories
29g Fat
42g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 532
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 997mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 136mg 10%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 1213mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.