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How to Cook Stuffed Sayote (Chayote)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Vegetables Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Manny


  • 4 pcs big sayote or chayote
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 1 pc small onion diced
  • 1/4 kilo ground pork
  • 2 slices sweet ham chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 whole eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese


    How to cook stuffed sayote:

    • Parboil sayote in skin for 5 minutes. Then cut each piece in half lengthwise.
    • Remove the seed and scoop out the flesh leaving only about half an inch thick left on the skin.
    • Chopped the scooped out flesh and set aside.
    • Heat cooking oil and saute the onions.
    • Add the pork and cook until light brown.
    • Add ham, chopped sayote, red and green bell pepper, eggs, salt and pepper then mix thoroughly.
    • Fill the sayote shell with sauteed mixture until almost heaping full.
    • Sprinkle grated cheese on top and bake in the oven at 350 °F for 20 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve hot.