June is the month when the first of the summer vegetables begin showing up at the market and in CSA boxes. Squash is a vegetable people seem to either love or hate. For a diehard seasonal vegetable eater, it is good to learn to love squash. Squash themselves don’t have a strong flavor, so preparing them in a way that adds delicious spices and flavor is key. Try this easy squash boat recipe. It is simple to adapt to whatever ingredients you have on hand.
- Several medium sized squash (patty pan, zucchini or yellow summer squash)
- Sausage of your choice. I use an Italian sausage from grass fed hogs and made by my local butcher.
- Herbs. I used fresh oregano
- Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 375
- Cut your squash in half and scoop out the guts so they are ready to stuff.
- Brown the sausage and onions. Add some diced tomato, herbs, and salt and cook a little bit longer.
- Put the sausage mixture in the scooped out sausage boats.
- Add parmesan cheese to the top of each boat.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cheese is just beginning to brown.
You can vary this any way you want. Change the herbs. Add peppers. Add garlic. Add chili powder and use cheddar cheese. Get creative. Serve with a green salad. These can be made ahead of time. They make a great reheated lunch.
Eat Your Veggies,