I came across this side dish when a friend of mine posted a picture on facebook of this amazing dinner she made. She used Zucchini to make the boats and I have tried both Zucchini and Yellow Squash but favor the Yellow Squash more. Try both and see what you like!
3 Squash (yellow or zucchini)
1 Roma Tomato, Chopped
½ Teaspoon Garlic, Minced
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
¼ Cup Breadcrumbs
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
½ -1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
Cut the squash length wise and scoop out the center making a “boat” trimming off the bottom if you need to stabilized it on the sheet pan. In another bowl, mix together the tomato, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and olive oil to make a wet sand type mixture. Pack the mixture into the boats and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 35-40 minutes until the squash is tender and cooked through. At this point, top the boats with cheese and return to the oven for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.
This makes a delicious side dish to any meal! Whatever you eat it with, take the Thyme to Savor…