A delicious and eye-catching way to prepare patty pan squash. Very easy to make.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Fill a large pot half-full with water; bring to a boil. Cook squash in the boiling water until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove squash from water and allow to cool. Cut about 1/2 inch from the top of each squash and remove the insides to hollow the squash. Set squash insides aside.

  • Melt butter and oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir garlic until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add spinach and Worcestershire sauce; cook and stir until spinach is tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer spinach mixture to a bowl to partially cool. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  • Stir 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese and egg into spinach mixture; spoon into the hollowed squash. Arrange stuffed squash in a single layer on a baking sheet; top with remaining cheese. Pour enough hot water into pan to fill about 1/2-inch.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Swiss chard can replace the spinach and Swiss cheese can replace the mozzarella cheese, if desired.

You may need to trim the bottoms so squash can stand evenly.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 6.2g 12% DV; carbohydrates 5.2g 2% DV; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 66.3mg 22% DV; sodium 224.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2015
Unfortunately this recipe did not work out as the original contributor planned it; was unable to find large pattypan squash and had to resort to small ones and overboiled them. BUT that is good!! Easier to scoop out add filling and put them in the oven as is and no need to add water to the pan. Very nice recipe for a squash that is quite often overlooked! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/30/2016
I have made this before and make some changes. With the uncooked squash, cut a 2 and 1/2 inch +/- sized circle out of the top of each squash and save the tops. Scoop out the seeds and soft pulp until you have a firm hollowed-out shell. Pulse the seeds and scooped out squash in a food processor. Depending on the number of squash and family taste preferences, add as much as preferred of a small box of instant seasoned stuffing mix, (about 1 small box/ 4 to 6 servings of squash) following package directions for the proportionate amounts of hot water and butter. Add a beaten egg (1 for 4 servings), and salt and pepper to taste. Fill squash shells, cover with their tops, place in a baking dish with 1/2 inch water added, cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until tender, removing foil cover for last 10-15 minutes.of baking. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2016
Stuffed Pattypan Squash Haiku: "These were just too cute. But what to do with squash 'guts'? Glad that I saved mine." The scooped-out squash innards were only told to "set aside" but not mix back into the spinach mixture, so I ended up just steaming them in the microwave and mixing them into scrambled eggs for my picky toddler (mild flavor and similar color fooled her.) The end result of the stuffed squash was good, but I think the recipe had too many unnecessary steps for what amounted to what wasn't an extraordinary side. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2016
I have made this before and make some changes. With the uncooked squash, cut a 2 and 1/2 inch +/- sized circle out of the top of each squash and save the tops. Scoop out the seeds and soft pulp until you have a firm hollowed-out shell. Pulse the seeds and scooped out squash in a food processor. Depending on the number of squash and family taste preferences, add as much as preferred of a small box of instant seasoned stuffing mix, (about 1 small box/ 4 to 6 servings of squash) following package directions for the proportionate amounts of hot water and butter. Add a beaten egg (1 for 4 servings), and salt and pepper to taste. Fill squash shells, cover with their tops, place in a baking dish with 1/2 inch water added, cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until tender, removing foil cover for last 10-15 minutes.of baking. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2016
I had patty pan pizza from a local farm but was unsure of how to cook them. I ended up splitting them in half prior to cooking and so a lot of the filling just ran into the pan. Basically it sounds as if I should have "stuffed" the one I used and then filled it and split. Might have been overcooked since I boiled it until soft. Did not like them and may have been the mistakes I made or how I cooked them prior to filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2015
Unfortunately this recipe did not work out as the original contributor planned it; was unable to find large pattypan squash and had to resort to small ones and overboiled them. BUT that is good!! Easier to scoop out add filling and put them in the oven as is and no need to add water to the pan. Very nice recipe for a squash that is quite often overlooked! Read More