A Summer Rite Of Passage: Stuffed Yellow Squash

June 11, 2022

Hello Dear Reader,

Today I am sharing my stuffed yellow squash recipe along with Summertime memories.

I grew up eating a variety of Summer squash fresh from my Mother's ambitious and beautiful vegetable garden many decades ago. 

She had a variety of culinary tricks up her gingham blouse sleeves to enhance the flavor of the less than impressive tubular or patty shaped Summer squash. 

I remember those lush leaves and the heady fragrance of pungent zucchinis, yellow squash and the white patty squash. 

Oh how intense their Summer fragrance was.

I recall it all as vividly today; in fond remembrance of  my Mother as she and I gathered those precious commodities together while the thick Summer dew clung to their woody vines.



Jemma's Garden

Fortunately for Dave and I we both enjoy gardening.
We have combined our gardening know-how and resources to create an Old Fashioned Garden, much like the one my Mother had... complete with flowers and vegetables growing side by side. 
A primitive Bird house greets our garden guests and as of this writing we have a bluebird family residing in the Bird House!.

These days I crave the memories of days gone by as much as I do the flavor of the Summer squash and more days than not I sauté the tubular bundles in a high quality butter with a bouillon cube. 

Delicious indeed and worth giving it a try, I might add.


Once Squash Sets It Mind To Producing It Produces!

 So I have been experimenting with many different recipes for using the incredible squash. Once a squash sets to mind to produce they don't seem to know when to stop! So conjuring up creative recipes to make use of these bundles of bliss is absolutely a must!
Recently, however I have incorporated this Summer Rite of passage dish by miraculously turning the yellow squash into a stuffed and baked version which includes a few simple ingredients and just about 40 minutes of time.

This recipe is very appealing and quite simple to prepare and makes such a lovely Summer Side dish.

Stuffed Yellow Squash Recipe

Makes 6 

Prep Time 20 Minutes

Total Time 40-45 Minutes

Oven 375

Ingredients For Stuffed Summer Squash

3 Medium/Large Yellow Squash  cut in half with pulp and seeds removed

1/2 can Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies drained

1 Cup Cooked Brown Rice

1/2 Cup Shredded Sharp Cheese

6 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon

1/2 cup diced sweet onion sauteed

3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions For Stuffed Yellow Squash

Rinse and pat dry 6  Summer Yellow Squash, cut  squash in half, remove pulp and seeds. Sprinkle squash with half of olive oil and salt and pepper. Place squash upside down on foil covered baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining olive oil, salt and pepper and place in oven to roast for 15 minutes.

In the meantime combine tomatoes, chilies, rice, half of the shredded cheese, bacon and onion in a bowl.

Remove squash after 15 minutes of roasting, invert and fill squash halves with rice mixture.

Bake for 15- 20 more minutes, top with remaining cheese and bake until cheese is melted.

Wishing you all well this fine weekend in June

I hope you enjoy this Summer side dish as much as Dave and I do.


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  1. Sounds really yummy. Happy Weekend. xoxo Kris

  2. Dearest Sistah!!! Good morning! It seems as if I haven't seen any of your other posts come up in my email so forgive me for missing any! Oh, this recipe.....I have the fortunate ability (like many of us) to actually taste memory....seeing this and reading the recipe brings back the most delight memories of preparing a similar dish when we first got married, living in California, where outdoor grilling or summer dishes were year round. Oh, the addition of brown rice for the stuffing definitely says, "California cuisine" to me!

    1. Hello Sistah! No worries on not seeing many recent posts. I lost my passion for writing once Amanda had her ski accident. But with her scheduled MRI's and stability I am feeling some creative passion return. I guess you and I both taste our memories and what a neat blessing that is! Thank you for the sweet visit!

  3. Beautiful photos & plants. The recipe sounds amazing! I could live on just fruits & veggies in the summer when they are at their peak! Yum, yum, yum! Love the sign- wink, wink!! Miss you!!

    1. My Dear Friend! I miss you and boy am I enjoying this sign!


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