Stuffed Summer Squash Boats

Stuffed Summer Squash Boats

with Mushroom Duxelles, Quinoa, and Parmesan

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Yellow summer squash is the perfect vessel for stuffing—once scooped out, their seedy centers form a tiny boat for filling. Finely chopped mushrooms are sautéed with butter and shallot for a riff on mushroom duxelles, a classic French preparation. Folded into a quinoa stuffing, it’s divine!

Tags:Gluten freeVeggie

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Preparation Time45 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 2

serving 2 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 2 people

3 unit

Yellow Squash

¼ cup


4 ounce

Baby Portobello Mushrooms

1 unit


2 unit

Roma Tomato

1 bunch


2 ounce

Parmesan Cheese


1 sprig


1 unit

Vegetable Stock Concentrate

Not included in your delivery

2 tablespoon

Olive Oil

1 tablespoon


Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2271.9120000000003 kJ
Calories543 kcal
Fat32 g
Carbohydrate48 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein24 g
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
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Baking Sheet
Large Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Scoop the squashes
Scoop the squashes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Halve the squashes lengthwise, then scoop out the seedy area with a spoon. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Place in the oven, cut side down, and roast for 20-25 minutes, until soft and golden brown on the bottom.


While the squash roasts, bring 1 cup water and the stock concentrate to a boil in a small pot. Add the quinoa, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.

Prep the ingredients
Prep the ingredients

Meanwhile, finely chop the mushroom caps and stems. Mince the shallot and garlic. Halve, seed, and finely dice the tomatoes. Strip the leaves off the thyme sprig and finely chop.

Cook the filling
Cook the filling

Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and cook, tossing, 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, the mushrooms, tomato, and thyme to the pan. Cook another 5-6 minutes, until very soft and cooked down. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds, until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.


Add the cooked quinoa to the pan and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

Assemble the squash boats
Assemble the squash boats

When done, remove the squash from the oven and stuff with as quinoa mixture as will fit. Heat the broiler to high or oven to 500 degrees. Sprinkle squash boats with Parmesan cheese and return to the oven until cheese is golden brown and melted.


Meanwhile, chop the basil. Plate the remaining quinoa mixture. Serve the squash boats on top of the remaining quinoa and sprinkle with basil. Enjoy!