Ricotta Stuffed Squash Recipe

Looking for an easy Ricotta Stuffed Squash recipe? Learn how to make Ricotta Stuffed Squash using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lillegz16

Makes 1 serving



Squash stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach. I prefer a bit more garlic, and this can also be done on a grill by simply wrapping in foil.

Recipe Ingredients for Ricotta Stuffed Squash

1 zucchini, halved lengthwise
3/4 teaspoon butter, melted
1/8 small onion, finely chopped
1/8 clove garlic, minced
1/8 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1/4 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon chopped parsley
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1 ground black pepper to taste
2 oz tomato sauce

Recipe Directions for Ricotta Stuffed Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Trim ends of zucchini halves, and scoop out seeds and pulp, leaving about 1/2 inch pulp on skins. In a large saucepan, steam zucchini halves in a vegetable steamer over boiling water for about 5 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain, and immediately plunge into a large bowl filled with enough ice water to cover. Allow to cool completely; drain.

  3. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Slowly cook and stir onion and garlic until onion is soft. Stir in spinach, and cook about 1 minute, until wilted.

  4. Transfer spinach mixture to a medium bowl, and mix in ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Stuff zucchini halves with even amounts of the mixture, and arrange in a large baking dish. Drizzle with remaining butter.

  5. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, until the stuffing is hot and bubbly. Heat tomato sauce in a small saucepan, and spoon over the zucchini half way through baking.

Categories

Vegetables, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 377.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
192
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.0g
15%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
775mg
32%
Potassium
1015mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates
15.4g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.1g
16%
Sugars
6.6g
Protein
13.4g
Vitamin A 87% Vitamin C 81%
Calcium 27% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in riboflavin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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