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    Ham Stuffed Squash or Zucchini Boats

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    Marg (CaymanDesigns)'s Note:

    I was served this when I was a guest at someone's house as a teen. At the time I would have told you I didn't like squash but I enjoyed these!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp, leaving a 3/8-inch shell.
    2. 2
      Chop pulp and set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large saucepan, cook shells in boiling water for 4-5 minutes.
    4. 4
      Drain and set aside.
    5. 5
      In another saucepan, sauté onion in butter until tender; remove from the heat.
    6. 6
      Add ham, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese, egg, paprika, pepper and squash pulp; mix well.
    7. 7
      Spoon into shells.
    8. 8
      Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.
    9. 9
      Bake at 425°F for 12-15 minutes or until heated through.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 17, 2008

      45

      I made this as written, using Zucchini. The stuffing was salty but good, but the Zucchini underneath tasted blah. I probably would have salted the Zucchini underneath and used a less salty ham (my own fault) in the mix. My husband liked it, and I'll make it again. Thanks.

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    • on August 22, 2007

      I enjoyed this recipe. Always great to find something to use up the surplus with. I made some substitutions due to taste or necessity. (hence no rating) I had yellow summer squash that was quite mature so the "pulp" were seeds and I discarded them. To make up for it I added 1/2 of a chopped zucchini with skin to the onion mixture and cooked them together. (I was afraid it wouldn't cook in time in the oven). I omitted the Parmesan and used mozzarella for the chedder cheese. I didn't measure the pepper probably just used a dash. I found it a little bland... maybe that was the choice of cheese. (or needed more pepper?) I may try adding some more spices next time.

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    • on August 13, 2007

      55

      As a non-squash lover, I found this dish so amazing and flavorful! I changed the recipe just a bit due to what I had available. I began with olive oil in a pan and added 2 cloves of garlic (I also made this with just one zucchini). I added diced smoked turkey and the innards of the zucchini to the garlic. After I removed the pan from the heat I added cheddar cheese as the recipe states and also chopped fresh basil leaves. Along with adding Parmesan cheese to the top, I also mixed it into the "filler". The flavor in this was just incredible! Thank you so much for re-introducing me to summer squashes!

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    Nutritional Facts for Ham Stuffed Squash or Zucchini Boats

    Serving Size: 1 (307 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 366.1
     
    Calories from Fat 201
    54%
    Total Fat 22.3 g
    34%
    Saturated Fat 11.6 g
    58%
    Cholesterol 125.7 mg
    41%
    Sodium 460.9 mg
    19%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.2 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    12%
    Sugars 6.2 g
    24%
    Protein 23.4 g
    46%

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