Summer Squash Recipes

Use bright yellow summer squash in a variety of side dishes from cheesy squash casseroles to easy squash sautés.

  • Summer Squash Casserole
    Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Katherine Eckert

    Summer Squash Casserole

    In addition to yellow squash, this colorful casserole has zucchini, grated carrot, and an herb-seasoned breadcrumb topping. Water chestnuts contribute the added crunch factor.
  • Sauteed Squash and Tomatoes
    Photo: John Kernick

    Sautéed Squash and Tomatoes

    Combine two kinds of summer squash—yellow squash and zucchini—with tomatoes, onion, fresh herbs and bacon for a savory side dish.
  • Squash Casserole
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke

    Squash Casserole

    This yellow squash casserole gets added flavor and texture from the French fried onions that are added to the buttery breadcrumb topping.
  • Grilled Yellow Squash and Zucchini Pasta Salad
    Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Becker

    Grilled Yellow Squash and Zucchini Pasta Salad

    Make the most of summer squash by adding both yellow squash and zucchini to a zesty pasta salad. Kalamata olives and pine nuts contribute Mediterranean flair to the dish.
  • Two-Cheese Squash Casserole
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

    Two-Cheese Squash Casserole

    Cheddar and Parmesan cheese add flavor to this traditional yellow squash casserole and sour cream adds tangy creaminess.
  • Sautéed Baby Squash with Basil and Feta
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Sautéed Baby Squash with Basil and Feta

    Combine baby pattypan squash and leeks in this easy 5-ingredient skillet vegetable dish and season with fresh basil and feta. If you can’t find pattypan squash, you can use yellow crookneck squash.
  • Cheesy Squash Casserole
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    Cheesy Squash Casserole

    Lighten up an old-fashioned squash casserole by using reduced-fat cheese, fat-free milk and reduced-fat margarine for a cheesy squash side dish that has only 3.4 grams of fat per serving.
  • Summer Squash Goat-Cheese Custard
    Photo: Christopher Baker

    Summer Squash Goat-Cheese Custard

    Serve a savory custard as a new twist on a side dish. This squash and goat-cheese custard is made with eggs and milk and resembles a quiche without a crust.
  • Grilled Marinated Vegetable Salad

    Grilled Marinated Vegetable Salad

    Grill a medley of summer veggies including yellow squash, bell pepper, zucchini and green beans and marinate in a sweet and tangy mixture of honey, oil, and balsamic vinegar. It’s a great make-ahead dish for summer entertaining.
  • Sweet and Sour Pattypan Squash and Green Beans
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Sweet and Sour Pattypan Squash and Green Beans

    Serve these squash-and-green bean pickles with cocktails or with grilled poultry or fish. This recipe makes four (one-pint) jars—enough to keep and give away to friends and neighbors.
  • Summer Squash Ribbons with Lemon and Parmesan
    Photo: Kana Okada; Styling: Sara Quessenberry

    Summer Squash Ribbons with Lemon and Parmesan

    The beautiful, thinly sliced ribbons of summer squash are dressed simply with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Add parmesan and a little salt and pepper, and you have an elegant summer side dish sure to impress.
  • Stuffed Summer Squash

    Stuffed Summer Squash

    Use beautiful summer squash as the base for this baked dish stuffed with ground turkey, vegetables, herbs and spices.
  • Shaved Summer Squash Salad
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Shaved Summer Squash Salad

    This no-cook squash salad features thin slices of summer squash, ricotta salata cheese or mild feta, and squash blossoms tossed with lemon juiice and olive oil.
  • Summer Squash Ribbons with Oregano, Basil, and Lemon
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Summer Squash Ribbons with Oregano, Basil, and Lemon

    Showcase the flavors of summer with this easy salad of thin strips of squash flavored with fresh herbs, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
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