Calabacines Rellenos (Stuffed Squash)

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“From "Tapas" by Adrian Lissen. Translated from spanish. I haven't tried this recipe, but it sounds wonderful and easy to make. It calls for ground lamb, but am sure it would taste equally good with ground pork or beef.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut both ends of the squash. Cook squash in salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside until cool enough to handle.
  3. Cut squash in half lengthwise and, using a spoon, remove the seeds.
  4. Saute onion in olive oil until soft. Add lamb, bacon, salt, pepper and mix well. Add the tomato paste, sugar, garlic and water.
  5. Cook until the meat has cooked through, using a spoon to break it apart.
  6. Add the tomato, yogurt and mint. Mix well.
  7. Place squash in a baking pan and fill each one with the meat mixture. Sprinkle each with the parmesan cheese and some pepper.
  8. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  9. Sprinle each squash with the chopped parsley and serve.

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