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Ground Beef Stuffed Squash - Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash

What can I make with yellow squash? Here's a solution to too many southern squash growing in the garden. Ground Beef Stuffed Squash is a Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe that is cheesy, beefy and delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef stuffed squash, hamburger stuffed squash, southern stuffed yellow squash, stuffed summer squash
Servings: 4 people
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2-6 yellow squash
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup cracker crumbs (Ritz, Townhouse, Club or Saltine)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Use one large enough to fit all the squash halves.
  • Cut yellow squash in half lengthwise. Hollow out each half with a spoon. If the seeds are large, discard them. If not, dice up the squash you removed and add it to your ground beef filling below.
    What can I make with yellow squash? Here's a solution to too many southern squash growing in the garden. Ground Beef Stuffed Squash is a Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe that is cheesy, beefy and delicious.
  • Season squash halves generously with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Arrange in sprayed baking dish.
  • Brown ground beef and onion; drain excess grease if needed. Season generously with salt and pepper.
    What can I make with yellow squash? Here's a solution to too many southern squash growing in the garden. Ground Beef Stuffed Squash is a Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe that is cheesy, beefy and delicious.
  • Combine browned ground beef, cracker crumbs, egg, both cheeses, and Worcestershire sauce. Add diced up squash if you have it.
    What can I make with yellow squash? Here's a solution to too many southern squash growing in the garden. Ground Beef Stuffed Squash is a Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe that is cheesy, beefy and delicious.
  • Mound the ground beef filling into the seasoned squash halves.
    What can I make with yellow squash? Here's a solution to too many southern squash growing in the garden. Ground Beef Stuffed Squash is a Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe that is cheesy, beefy and delicious.
  • Add a small pat of butter to the top of each mounded squash.
    What can I make with yellow squash? Here's a solution to too many southern squash growing in the garden. Ground Beef Stuffed Squash is a Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe that is cheesy, beefy and delicious.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30-45 minutes or until a knife cuts through the squash easily.
    What can I make with yellow squash? Here's a solution to too many southern squash growing in the garden. Ground Beef Stuffed Squash is a Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe that is cheesy, beefy and delicious.
  • Remove the foil, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until browned.
    What can I make with yellow squash? Here's a solution to too many southern squash growing in the garden. Ground Beef Stuffed Squash is a Southern Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe that is cheesy, beefy and delicious.

Notes

  • Use whichever variety of yellow or summer squash you have on hand, even zucchini.
  • If you use a variety like crookneck that has a thicker, waxy coating on the outside, I recommend giving it a quick peel with a vegetable peeler.  It makes it a bit more appetizing.
  • Depending on the size of your yellow squash, you may use 2-6 squash total.  There's no right or wrong.  If they are bigger, use less, and if they are smaller, use more.
  • If the seeds inside the squash are large, toss them.  If they are smaller squash with very small seeds, chop up the interior flesh and add it with the rest of the hamburger filling.
  • Be sure to season both the ground beef and the hollowed out yellow squash generously.  It makes a big difference in the final flavor.
  • The final baking time will depend on the size of your squash, anywhere from 30-45 minutes. Test the doneness by seeing how easy a knife cuts the squash.  Once knife tender, remove the foil and cook an additional 10-15 minutes to let the top brown.
  • Try our Texas Yellow Squash Casserole!