Stuffed Baby Summer Squash; sunflowers

When I first planted summer squash I was told that the key to having a nice harvest without having to dispose of zucchini the size of a small car was to check them every day and pick them when they are small.

I do.

Sometimes that means that we each get a whole summer squash.

Usually it means that I don’t get any that are big enough to feed the entire village. I say usually, because, sometimes, they hide and even a day can turn them into monsters.

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Stuffed Baby Summer Squash

This can either be a first course or a vegetable side dish.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Vegetables

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 small yellow squash or zucchini (courgette)
  • 4 tbs finely chopped tomato
  • 2 tbs finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tbs shredded Parmesan
  • 4 tsp fresh basil, snipped
  • 2 slices Prosciutto or other dry-cured ham, cut in half the long way
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, cut in half, for garnish

Instructions

  • Cut each squash in half the long way.
  • Scrape out the seeds and a bit of flesh, leaving about 1/4″ (.5cm) all around.
  • Divide and spread the onion, then tomato, basil and cheese into each of the halves.
  • Wrap the Prosciutto diagonally around a squash half, tucking the ends under the squash.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake, 400F (200C) for 25 minutes.
  • To Serve: Remove squash, arrange on plates, garnish with tomatoes and serve.

Notes

I used 2 small yellow squash for these, about 6″ (15cm) long and an inch (2.5cm) in diameter.
The tip of a teaspoon or coffee spoon, dragged down the center, works well for scooping them out.
If you have onion leftover wrap in cling film and refrigerate. Just eat any tomato….

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 1.8 g
  • Sodium: 408.1 mg
  • Fat: 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.6 mg

Keywords: baby squash, summer squash, stuffed squash

Stuffed Baby Summer Squash

I think I have all the little kinks and odd bits sorted out on this blog now.

It takes time to be able to step back and realize that something doesn’t look right or act the way one expects it to act.

Please let me know what I’ve missed.

On another note….

We are surrounded by soy beans this year which, while green, are pretty boring.

But there are a lot of sunflowers further away.

The other morning the rising sun was hitting them spot on:

Sunflowers

The wheat fields have been harvested so they will stay brown until at least fall but more likely next spring. None of the farmers grow more than 1 crop.

We’ve had enough rain that they haven’t needed to water so the frogs are still happy in our little pond.

It was a beautiful sunrise…. Guapa and went for our usual walk. I walk; she sits and watches me walk.

5 thoughts on “Stuffed Baby Summer Squash; sunflowers”

  1. What a beautiful view! I could look at that all day.

    Did you say rain? We were without power for about 15 hours, overnight until just a bit ago so no nothing. And it knocked a cell tower out so no phone. Not good. And! Less than 10 miles from us, our first tornado of the year. Which kind of surprises me because we generally have them in spring and haven’t had any. But we here had a 100mph wind shear as the tornado system passed over us. Lots of trees down and flooding. But my tomato plants are still standing!!

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    • Nature is both capricious and cruel. I hope you have a generator. We lose power so often we would be lost without one. Mainly to run the fridge and freezer but we divert a bit to get online lol
      There is hope for your tomatoes. Our weather has turned cool and I have no idea if mine will ripen this year or not…. Aug, tomorrow and still no tomatoes!!!!

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      • We have a portable generator, yes. It will run most of the house, but no power means no cable/internet and that’s at the poles so the generator doesn’t help for that. We lent our generator to a friend who lives in that tornado area and who lost many trees with lines down in his yard. About six hours later, our power went out for another 12 again, but I didn’t open the fridge or freezer and we managed. Our generator comes home tomorrow. As to the tomatoes, still no blossoms so I’m thinking I’ll have wonderful plants with no fruit. We’ll see.

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