Need some recipes for yellow squash? You’ve come to the right place!
Yellow squash is one of my favorite vegetables because they are so versatile. They can be cooked in many ways, their mild, sweet taste blends well with other vegetables, and they don’t take long to cook. That’s why I’ve made a list of my ten favorite yellow squash recipes—here are the best ways I know how to prepare this bright and beautiful-looking vegetable.
If you grow summer squash, you know that the harvests are bountiful. They seem to keep coming and coming, long past your desire to eat any more of them. In this heat wave that we’re experiencing along with my methods for building great garden soil, I have had yellow squash coming out of my ears! I didn’t want to waste any of it, so I went on the hunt for recipes for yellow squash.
Even with some great recipes for using up the yellow squash harvest I often have some left over to share with my chickens, who never seem to get tired of it.
My 10 Favorite Recipes for Yellow Squash
1. Grilled Yellow Squash
Yellow Squash is one of the easiest and most delicious vegetables to grill. For this recipe for yellow squash, slice up your squash into 1/2 inch slices, sprinkle it with lemon pepper, throw it on the grill, and cook until it’s a little charred. So simple, but so delicious.
2. Roasted Yellow Squash
I love to roast summer vegetables. Yellow squash is my favorite, especially when it’s fresh from the garden. To roast summer produce (squash, tomatoes, carrots, peppers etc.), put them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Sometimes I even drizzle balsamic vinegar on top before roasting for an added kick. Then pop them in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes or so. The roasted vegetables taste delicious with a salad and grilled chicken or salmon. Nothing beats a homegrown dinner!
3. Yellow Squash Quick Bread
Did you know that both zucchini and younger yellow squash can be used interchangeably in recipes and in combination with each other? Maturity has the biggest impact on flavor and texture in all varieties. Typically, small to medium summer squash offer the best texture and flavor—thin, crisp skin and tender, mildly sweet and nutty flesh. Try swapping in yellow squash in your favorite zucchini bread recipe. Here’s my favorite recipe for zucchini bread: The Best Recipe for Zucchini Bread
4. Yellow Squash Custard Dessert
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes for yellow squash and is both delicious and surprising. This is by far our favorite way to eat this summer vegetable. With a creamy custard texture and vanilla flavor, it is sure to impress. Even picky eaters will love it! A Surprising and Delightful Dessert Recipe with Yellow Squash
5. Yellow Squash Casserole
Absolutely the best squash casserole courtesy of Paula Dean. Its cheesy, and creamy and has a buttery cracker topping. I make it as often as I can…but just a warning, it’s so good you’ll want to eat the whole thing. If you’re a fan of squash, give this recipe a try. I add a little extra grated Parmesan….oh so delicious!
6. Yellow Squash Pie
This recipe for yellow squash pie is really delicious. The custard-like pie is made with cooked summer squash, eggs, and butter, but you’d never guess the main ingredient! Make the homemade crust or use a frozen or purchased refrigerated pie crust for the recipe to save time. If you use a purchased crust, partially bake the crust following the package directions before filling with the squash mixture.
7. Sweet Yellow Squash Refrigerator Pickles
Do you want to preserve your yellow squash harvest? This recipe from Taste of Home is one of the best recipes for yellow squash pickles that I’ve tried. The crisp crunchy slices have a sweet-sour taste that everyone is sure to relish! The colorful blend of yellow squash, sweet red pepper and chopped onion makes a beautiful presentation that will last in the fridge for up to a month!
8. Yellow Squash Cheddar Biscuits
Tired of the same ol’ recipes for yellow squash? Or maybe you’re looking for a delicious way to add more veggies to your diet? These Squash Cheddar Biscuits from Little House Living are just the ticket! Enjoy them with a nice slice of butter spread over the top. YUM! Serve alongside grilled meats or as a side dish with a garden-fresh chef salad. Or you can just munch on them as a late-night snack if you have a cheese craving! No matter how to decide to enjoy these I hope you do it soon!
9. Savory Summer Squash and Sausage Pie
This Savory Summer Squash Pie is a delicious answer to the question of what to do with all those zucchini and summer squash lying despondently on your kitchen counter. This pie packs in all those beautiful summer veggies that are so plentiful in the summer months: summer squash, zucchini, peppers and tomatoes. It also contains Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese and some herbs for good measure! Another of my favorite recipes for yellow squash and will surely become one of your favorites too!
10. Stuffed and Grilled Summer Squash
This stuffed squash recipe is so good! The spicy Italian sausage and cheeses really make it. All the flavors blend together so well, and when you bake it in a tender squash, it’s just amazing. This dish is great for the summertime because you can cook it on the grill to avoid heating up the house, plus it is hearty enough to be a side dish or even a main!
I hope this collection of recipes will help you enjoy yellow squash in a variety of ways. I’ve included both healthy and indulgent yellow squash recipes as well. I hope that you find these recipes helpful and that they inspire you to get creative. If you enjoyed this article, please share it with your friends.
Have a recipe for yellow squash that you love? Let us know all about it in the comments. We’d love to hear about it. Below are a few of my other favorite recipes to use up some of your bountiful summer harvest.
- Old Fashioned Pickled Beets: The Best Way To Preserve Beets
- Easy Bread and Butter Pickles Recipe
- The Best Recipe for Zucchini Bread
- Easy Tart Recipe with Herbs and Fresh Summer Vegetables
- Best Zucchini Pie Recipe with All-Purpose Baking Mix
- Amazing Recipe for Zucchini Pancakes
- Irresistibly Delicious Recipe for Butternut Squash Pie
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