Roasted Stuffed Squash

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May. 23, 2013

Roasted squash is stuffed with rice, peppers, and onions, then its topped with basil. It tastes like summer.


Summer squash 1 Large , sliced lengthwise (center scooped out)
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon , divided
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Pepper To Taste
Onion 1 , chopped
Bell pepper 1 , chopped
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , diced
Cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs) (heaping)
Chopped tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Red pepper flakes 1 Pinch
Dried oregano 1/4 Teaspoon
Dried basil 1/4 Teaspoon
Dried thyme 1/4 Teaspoon
Fresh sage 1 Teaspoon , chopped
Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
Grated parmesan cheese 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Grated gruyere cheese 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Basil 1 Teaspoon , chopped finely (for topping)



1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.

2. Scoop out center of squash. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


3. Place cut side down on a baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes (or until tender).

4. Heat a pan, when it’s hot, add remaining oil. When oil is hot, add onion and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add rice, herbs, seasonings, and tomato. Cook over medium to medium-low heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

6. Remove from heat. Add lemon juice and parmesan to rice mixture. Stir and taste. Adjust seasoning if desired. 7. Spoon rice mixture into squash. Top with gruyère and return to oven for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


8. Serve topped with fresh basil. (Could serve whole, or cut in pieces to serve more.)


Cooking time is actually about 15 minutes because rice mixture cooks while squash roasts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 259Calories from Fat 117

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 615 mg25.63%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet