4 Servings

Use beautiful summer squash as the base for this baked dish stuffed with ground turkey, vegetables, herbs and spices.

How to Make It

Step 1

Fill a bowl with ice water. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cut squash and zucchini in half lengthwise; place in boiling water. Bring back to a boil; cook until slightly softened, 5 minutes. Transfer squash to ice water. Cool for 2 minutes. Remove; pat dry.

Step 2

Scrape out seeds and stringy pulp from each squash half, leaving a large cavity for stuffing. Arrange snugly in a large, lightly oiled ovenproof baking dish.

Step 3

Warm 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add turkey and cook, stirring to break up until crumbly, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, broth and thyme. Increase heat to high and cook, stirring often, until turkey is thoroughly cooked and some of liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 425°F. Place equal amounts of filling in each squash half, piling it high in center. Mix bread crumbs with Parmesan, then sprinkle mixture over squash and drizzle with 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Bake until golden brown on top, about 20 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

chena16c's Review

June 08, 2012

Onecentinvegas's Review

October 08, 2011
For a light meal, this was good. I followed the recipe exactly, served it with a side of buttermilk biscuits. Husband LOVED it; I thought it was just OK. Will make again because it is light, healthy, tasty and inexpensive.

tbradley07's Review

June 23, 2011

VJDeed's Review

July 10, 2011
Excellent! Since I didn't have plain/fresh tomatoes, I used the same measurement of "Rotel-type" tomatoes (diced w/ peppers). Served with side of wild rice. Hubby who doesnt love squash, has said repeatedly how much he likes this dish and said I can make this again for sure!

Eloise4's Review

February 23, 2011
Amazing!!!!!!! So healthy and tasty, made couscous as a side to go with it, it was great!!!!!I will definitely make it again!!!!


July 08, 2015
I collected this recipe many years ago and the stars just now aligned and I had all the ingredients available this is very good, easy to make, flavorful, and light on the diet.  My wife will not eat cooked tomatoes so I used Green Peppers and my Zucchini is over a pound so I only used one. 

A little bland

June 19, 2016
My husband liked it more than I did. The squash was awesome, but the filling was a little lack-luster...