Ham Squash Skillet

Ham Squash Skillet

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 pound cooked ham, ground
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • Salt and pepper
  • Water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened


  1. Combine ham, egg, bread crumbs, onion, and mustard; form into 4 patties. Brown in hot oil or butter; remove from skillet. Cut squash crosswise into 5 rings, then cut rings in half. Place squash in skillet; season with salt and pepper. Add 2 or 3 tablespoons water. Combine brown sugar with butter; dot over squash. Cover and cook until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes, turning once. Uncover and add ham patties. Cook 5 minutes more, basting often with the drippings.