Stuffed Squash Boats



2 yellow squash (prefer straight neck)
1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound Italian Sausage

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 bell pepper, diced

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

Pinch red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

2 tablespoons parsley or chives




  1. In a skillet, cover the squash half way up with water. Then bring to a boil and cover for 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Wipe the skillet clean and add olive oil, cook the sausage until done, and add the onions and pepper. Cook until tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cook until tomatoes start to break down.
  4. Cut squash half-length and scoop out inside to create a boat for stuffing mixture.
  5. Add scooped-out squash to sausage mixture and fill the squash with all of the stuffings.
  6. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
  7. Mix together the panko and parmeson cheese and sprinkle on top of squash. Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 . minutes.
  8. Garnish with parsley and chives and serve.