- 4 medium yellow squash or zucchini
- 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/3 cup panko crumbs
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons grated onion
- 1 2-ounce jar diced pimentos, drained well
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Cut squash in half horizontally. Place squash in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam for 6 to 8 minutes (until tender but not soft). Let cool and then scoop out seeds and pulp using a spoon. Discard seeds.
Skip this step if you added The Chef and His Wife's pimento cheese! Make pimento cheese. (Can be done in advance.) In a medium bowl, combine cheese, mayonnaise, onion, pimentos, and cayenne pepper. Stir to mix well.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place squash, cut side up on a baking sheet.
Sprinkle cut sides of squash with salt and pepper.
Fill each squash cavity with pimento cheese.
In a small bowl, stir together panko crumbs, melted butter.
Sprinkle panko crumb mixture on top of squash.
Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cheese is warm and melted.
Broil for 1 to 2 minutes to lightly brown the panko crumbs.
Recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen