4 large pattypan squash, insides scooped out
1/2 cup onion, chopped small
1/4 cup celery, chopped small
1/4 cup carrots, chopped small
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil, for saute`ing
1 cup tofu sausage
1 cup vegetable stock
1/2 cup fresh herbs, chopped
2 cups dried bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste
1.Preheat oven to 350.
2.Saute` onions, celery, carrots and garlic in olive oil until soft.
3.Add tofu sausage and fresh herbs. Stir to incorporate.
4.Add vegetable stock and bread crumbs. Stir to incorporate.
5.Remove pan from heat and let the stuffing mixture cool.
6.Stuff the pattypan squash with the cooled stuffing.
7.Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Squash will be tender when done.
*** Serve with a fresh salad, as a side dish or as an appetizer.
*** Stuffing may be made a day ahead.