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Pattypan Squash with Eggs

Total Time
1 hr

These adorable baked egg cups are made from pattypan squash, cousin to the better known crooked neck squash.  Simply scoop out the insides of squash, bake until tender, then crack an egg into the center of each squash and bake until eggs are set.

Pattypan Squash with Eggs

 8 pattypan squash (4 yellow and 4 green, each 5 in. across)
  About 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
 1 medium onion, finely chopped
 1 teaspoon sea salt, divided
 3 garlic cloves, minced
 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
 8 large eggs (see Notes)
Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Cut tops (stem ends) off squash and reserve. Scoop out and discard insides of squash, leaving a shell at least 1/4 in. thick. Brush squash and tops with about 1 tbsp. olive oil, set on a baking sheet, and bake until tender when pierced with a fork, 15 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and 3/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add thyme and cook, stirring, until combined.

Step 3

Set squash tops aside. Divide onion mixture evenly among the squash. Crack 1 egg into each squash, lifting out any white that doesn't fit. Sprinkle eggs with remaining salt. Bake until eggs are set, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately, with tops replaced or set to the side.

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per squash.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 165Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.9g14%

Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 212mg71%
Sodium 366mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 14g5%

Dietary Fiber 3.9g16%
Protein 10g20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.