Easy Cheesey Stuff Squash Boats

The best things in life are stuffed with cheese. Our seasonal cheesy stuffed squash recipe is no exception. It's perfect for a cozy evening by the fire and makes a great side dish for any holiday meal. It's so delicious, you might forget how healthy it is!

What You Need To Make This Recipe

Start Picking, Produce, Vegetables Squash Butternut $3.49
Start Picking, Pantry, Oils & Vinegars Extra Virgin Olive Oil $12.99
  • 1

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • 2

    Step 2

    Cut the squash in half lengthwise down the middle. Use a spoon to remove the seeds and center strings.

  • 3

    Step 3

    Drizzle both halves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

  • 4

    Step 4

    Place the squash, open side down on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

  • 5

    Step 5

    Remove from the oven, check to see if the squash is soft and can be easily scraped with fork. If it’s still too hard to remove, cook for another 5-10 minutes.

  • 6

    Step 6

    Remove from the oven, leave the squash in the skin and scrape the inside with a fork if you are using spaghetti squash. If you’re using acorn or butternut squash, scrape out enough so there is plenty of room for your filling!

  • 7

    Step 7

    Turn the oven on broil.

  • 8

    Step 8

    Mix in diced tomatoes and fresh basil, as well as any additional veggies, cooked ground meat or spices you desire and top with the mozzarella cheese

  • 9

    Step 9

    Place in the broiler for 3-4 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

  • 10

    Step 10

    Cool for 5 minutes before serving.


  • 1 Large Seasonal Squash
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Roma Tomato
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Any Additional Veggies or Cooked ground Meat you'd like to add