patty pan squash


Patty Pan Squash Egg Cups

No Comments

  • Servings: 4-8
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Print

Squash Egg Cup

  • 8 pattypan squash (or 1-2 squash per person depending on size)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
  • 8 large eggs (or 1 per squash, depending on your final number above)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cut tops (stem ends) off squash and scoop out the seeds in the middle, leaving a shell at least 1/4 in. thick.
  3. Brush squash with olive oil.
  4. Heat oil in pan, add onio, salt and garlic and sauté until browned. Add thyme and stir until combined.
  5. Divide onion mixture evenly among the squash.
  6. Crack 1 egg into each squash, lifting out any white that doesn’t fit.
  7. Sprinkle eggs with remaining salt.
  8. Bake until eggs are set, 15 to 20 minutes.
CSA members, Recipe

Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

1 Comment
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash with Quinoa Filling
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash with Quinoa Filling

Recipe of the week, July 9:
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash (aka UFO squash, aka Summer Squash)


  • Patty Pan squash
  • Quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 Shallots, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 raisins (or more if you want!)
  • 1/4 pine nuts
  • fresh oregano, chopped


  1. Cut a small amount off the shorter side of the squash to give your squash a good base.
  2. Cut the top off of the other side and scoop out the sides and the middle, leaving about 1/4 of the flesh. Roast in oven or on a BBQ.
  3. Bring 1 cup quinoa and 2 cups chicken stock to a boil and then turn to low heat. Cook with a lid on for 20 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  4. While the quinoa is cooking, saute the shallots, garlic, raisins and pine nuts in a pan until golden brown and set aside.
  5. Once quinoa is done, mix in the sautéed ingredients. Add fresh oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Stuff your squash with the quinoa mixture and enjoy!