Ricotta Stuffed Squash

Ricotta Stuffed Squash

23 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    50 m
Recipe by  whitney

“Squash stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach. I prefer a bit more garlic, and this can also be done on a grill by simply wrapping in foil.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Trim ends of zucchini halves, and scoop out seeds and pulp, leaving about 1/2 inch pulp on skins. In a large saucepan, steam zucchini halves in a vegetable steamer over boiling water for about 5 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain, and immediately plunge into a large bowl filled with enough ice water to cover. Allow to cool completely; drain.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is soft. Stir in spinach, and cook about 1 minute, until wilted.
  4. Transfer spinach mixture to a medium bowl, and mix in ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Stuff zucchini halves with even amounts of the mixture, and arrange in a large baking dish. Drizzle with remaining butter.
  5. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until the stuffing is hot and bubbly. Heat tomato sauce in a small saucepan, and spoon over the zucchini half way through baking.

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I made this for the second time tonight, and I made some changes. I almost doubled the spices, used fresh spinach, subbed cottage cheese for the ricotta and increased the amount slightly, increased the amount of Parmesan slightly, added some chopped provolone cheese, and added some Italian style bread crumbs to combat the soupiness. Also, half way through baking, I topped the halves with fresh tomato slices instead of sauce. NOW it was excellent, after a little tweaking. A very good basic recipe, though.

Moon Riding Fences

Moon Riding Fences

I love this one! I used a pound of fresh baby spinach instead of the frozen because that's what I had on hand. It came out delicious. My husband and children enjoyed this too. The 1 year old ate seconds. Thanks Whitney, I'll be making this one again and sharing it with friends.

miss doo

miss doo

i made this dish for thanksgiving & everyone loved it so much that my mother-in-law requested i make it for easter. i ended up having extra spinach mixture leftover. the next day my husband put it on french bread and topped with tomato sauce. he popped it in the oven until it was warmed and it made a very yummy side dish for dinner.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 193 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs
  • 13.6 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 524 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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