12 Recipes That Start With Summer Squash
Put your bumper crop to work with these squash-based salads, sides, mains and more.
Summer Squash Recipes You’ll Love
Sweet & Sour Squash Salad
“This salad goes over really well with all ages, and it’s a good way to get kids to eat summer squash.” —Opal Shipman Levelland, Texas
Get the recipe for Sweet & Sour Squash Salad.
Yellow Squash & Watermelon Salad
“I always enjoy taking this healthy option to parties and potlucks, and people really seem to appreciate it. No oil is necessary for this salad; the lemon juice combines with the feta to lightly coat the bright, fresh ingredients.” —Camille Parker, Chicago, Illinois
Get the recipe for Yellow Squash & Watermelon Salad.
Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash
“The first time I grew a garden, I harvested summer squash and cooked it with garlic and herbs. Using pattypan squash is a creative twist.” —Kaycee Mason, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Get the recipe for Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash.
Sauteed Squash with Tomatoes & Onions
“My favourite meals show a love of family and food. This zucchini dish with tomatoes is like a scaled-down ratatouille.” —Adan Franco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Get the recipe for Sauteed Squash with Tomatoes & Onions.
Yellow Squash Turkey Salad
“With a wonderful mix of flavours, colours and textures, this impressive salad can be made in minutes for lunch with a friend or for a light dinner with your sweetie. It’s my favourite fast recipe!” —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
Get the recipe for Yellow Squash Turkey Salad.
Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash
“Baked yellow squash is beautifully crispy. You don’t have to turn the pieces, but do keep an eye on them.” —Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas
Get the recipe for Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash.
So-Sweet Squash Pickles
“These crisp crunchy slices, seasoned with celery seed and mustard seed, have a sweet-sour taste that everyone is sure to relish! The colourful blend of yellow squash, sweet red pepper and chopped onion makes a beautiful presentation.” —Eleanor Sundman Farmington, Connecticut
Get the recipe for So-Sweet Squash Pickles.
Calico Squash Casserole
“I love to try out different recipes for the squash I grow in my garden. It’s fun to bring this beautiful casserole to potlucks because I know it’ll go fast. Even the little ones like it.” —Lucille Terry, Frankfort, Kentucky
Get the recipe for Calico Squash Casserole.
Summer Squash Salad
“Packing a perfect crunch, this salad is a tasty alternative to coleslaw. Like most gardeners, we usually have an abundance of squash and zucchini in summer, so this dish is an amazing way to use our fresh produce.” —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
Get the recipe for Summer Squash Salad.
Summer Squash Mushroom Casserole
“This rich, creamy squash and zucchini casserole, with its crunchy topping would make a wonderful dish to take to summer potlucks and picnics, or to pair up with a wide variety of entrees. You’ll love the buttery flavour of these ‘comfort veggies’!” —Jennifer Wallace, Canal Winchester, Ohio
Get the recipe for Summer Squash Mushroom Casserole.
Tex-Mex Summer Squash Casserole
“Mild-flavoured yellow squash gets a big boost from flavour-packed chiles, jalapenos and red onion. This side dish also works with zucchini.” —Tommy Lombardo, Euclid, Ohio
Get the recipe for Tex-Mex Summer Squash Casserole.
Pepper Steak with Squash
“Serve this colourful stir-fry with savoury strips of flank steak and plenty of veggies over rice for a satisfying supper that’s on the table in less than half an hour.” —Gayle Lewis, Yucaipa, California
Get the recipe for Pepper Steak with Squash.
Why not pair these summer squash recipes with an easy no-bake dessert?