2 each - Summer squash and/or zucchini
1/4 cup - Red onion (diced)
1 clove - Garlic (chopped)
2 tbsp - Red bell pepper (diced)
6 each - White mushroom
1/8 tsp - Salt
1/8 tsp - Black pepper
1/8 tsp - Granulated garlic
1/3 cup - Breadcrumbs
1 tsp - Grated parmesan cheese
1 each - Egg


Use panko bread crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs.

Replace egg with vegetarian options like potato starch or another egg substitute.

Stuffed Summer Squash - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipe
Stuffed squash is a great marriage of nutrients and flavor. It makes a great side to many entrees both with meat and without. They also reheat very well and can serve as a lunch or quick snack.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 2 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  3. Clean the squash, cut off the ends and slice in half.

  4. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 3 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  5. Scoop out the insides into a mixing bowl.

  6. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 4 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  7. Place the squash open side down in a microwave safe dish and add 1/4 inch of water. Microwave for 5-6 minutes or until tender.

  8. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 5 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  9. While the squash is cooking, break the squash insides into smaller pieces (use your hands).

  10. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 6 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  11. Add a little bit of cooking spray to a skillet, heat to med/hi and add the red onion, garlic and red bell pepper.

  12. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 7 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  13. Chop mushrooms, add to the skillet and add a little bit of water (to keep from drying).

  14. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 8 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  15. Add the squash insides to the skillet.

  16. Add salt, pepper and granulated garlic to the skillet.

  17. Empty skillet into a mixing bowl and let cool (at least 5 minutes).

  18. Add breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese to bowl and mix well.

  19. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 12 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  20. Add egg and stir well.

  21. Stuffed Summer Squash Step 13 - Mostly Meatless Almost Vegetarian Recipes

  22. Add the filling to the squash pieces (drain water from dish).

  23. Bake for 20 minutes or until the stuffing is lightly browned.

Nutritional Analysis

  • Nutritional Grade: A
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in riboflavin
  • High in selenium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C

Nutritional information is from and is shown only as a guide. While accuracy was attempted, it is not guaranteed.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/4 of the batch (158g)
Servings Per Batch 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.0g 3%
Saturated Fat 0.6g 3%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Total Carbs 12.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g 8%
Sugars 3.3g
Protein 5.0g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
*Based on a 2,000 calorie diet