Summer Squash Boats

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This is my first time ever trying turnips, that I can remember anyways. Both of these are new recipes I am trying out. I usually wait for the weekend to try new things since I have the time.

Summer Squash Boats Recipe

1 zucchini squash
1/2 c. marinara sauce
1/2 yellow squash, diced
1/4 lb. of ground beef or Italian sausage
1/4 sweet onion, chopped
1 large mushroom, chopped
2 tablespoons coconut oil

Keep in mind most of my recipes are for a single to 2 person serving size.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut your zucchini in half, long ways, or as teacher like to call it hotdog style. I was a teacher at one point! Next take a spoon and scoop out the zucchini insides but leave some. Don’t scrap all the way to the skin. Place them face down on a cookie sheet and cook in the oven for 15 mins or till slightly tender.

While you zucchini is cooking, heat your skillet to medium high heat. Add your coconut oil. Next add your onions, meat, squash and mushroom. Cook until meat is fully cooked. Then add your marinara sauce. Let it simmer for about 3 – 5 mins.

Your zucchini should be ready by now. Take our your little boats and fill them with the mixture you just cooked on the stove. Then place the boats back into the oven for another 10 mins to let everything simmer and for the zucchini to be completely cooked.

Now take them out of the oven and enjoy! This could be a good way to get children to eat summer squash. I also wanted to add cut up carrots to the mix but was out at the time. Next time I will definitely add that. Also, try to find a marinara sauce that has chucks of tomato. I found that this adds a nice texture.

Recipe was inspired by: Caveman Zucchini Boats

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