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grilled & stuffed squash

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Holly Grier- Wallace

We always have an abundance of crookneck squash each year in our garden. I started experimenting with this recipe a few years ago using other fresh vegetables from the garden ~ it's deeeelicious!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A wonderful way to grill squash in the summer. The filling can be tailored to what you have on hand. Onions and garlic add a ton of flavor while the cheese holds the filling together. This grilled summer squash cooks in the foil pouch and comes out tender. A lovely meatless option for the grill.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(8 ratings)
yield 2 -4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For grilled & stuffed squash

  • 2
    yellow crooked neck squash
  • 1/2 stick
  • 1 c
    cubed Velveeta cheese (or shredded cheddar cheese)
  • 1/2 md
    onion, diced
  • 1 lg
    tomato, diced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 c
    diced vegetable of your choice (I use zucchini or squash)
  • cilantro and other fresh herbs (i.e. basil, oregano, thyme)

How To Make grilled & stuffed squash

  • Summer squash ends trimmed and seeds removed.
    Slice the ends off the squash and cut them down the center lengthwise so there are two halves. Scoop out the seeds making a well for the stuffing ingredients.
  • Remaining ingredients combined in a bowl.
    Cut up and mix together all the remaining ingredients (excluding the butter) in a bowl. Salt and pepper the mixture to taste.
  • Squash stuffed with mixture and dotted with butter.
    Place the squash on a large piece of aluminum foil and fill the center of each squash half with the mixture. Then dot each one with butter. Sprinkle herbs and a bit of salt and pepper over the top of the squash.
  • Squash wrapped in foil and on the grill.
    Cover loosely with foil (so the cheese doesn’t stick to the foil). Place the stuffed squash on the grill for around 20-30 minutes.
  • Squash after cooking on the grill.
    You want the squash to be cooked well and the cheese and butter melted. Serve and enjoy!
  • Cheese melted on the Grilled & Stuffed Squash.
    You can cook this dish in the oven at 425 for 35-45 mins. Or try it in the microwave - cook on high for 6 mins, let it sit for a couple of minutes, then microwave again for 6 minutes (for a dish of 4 halves).