Linda's Cucuzza Squash With Chicken And Pepperoni Recipe

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Linda's Cucuzza Squash with Chicken and Pepperoni

Linda Howell


I recently discovered Cucuzza squash at our local farm store. It looks like a pale green baseball bat. About the same size. Cucuzza is an Italian squash, now being grown commercially in Louisiana. It must be peeled and seeded.

If you cannot get cucuzza you might substitute zucchini. Cucuzza has a mild flavor but a firmer flesh than zucchini.

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15 Min


25 Min


1 large
onion, diced
3-4 clove
garlic, minced
1 large
carrot, chopped fine
2 Tbsp
1 lb
skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 c
mini turkey pepperoni
1 c
cucuzza squash, peeled and diced
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
leaves fresh basil
salt and pepper
1 c
1 large
can diced or crushed tomatoes
1/2 c
heavy cream
pecorino or parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

Saute onion in EVOO. Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add cucuzza and stir until tender. (about 5 minutes) Form hot spot and cook tomato paste. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper and water. Stir and simmer about 10 minutes. Correct seasoning if necessary. Cook until thickness desired. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and fresh torn basil. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes
Other Tag: Healthy