Our Best Patty Pan Squash Recipes
Small, squat, and vaguely UFO-shaped, patty pan squash may have left you scratching your head in the produce section. But this squash, available year-round in well-stocked grocery stores but in season during the summer, is a delicious addition to your kitchen. Patty pan squash has a mild flavor, similar to yellow squash or zucchini, and is available in hues of yellow and green. It's the perfect size for stuffing, but equally delicious when roasted or sautéed.
Sautéed Patty Pan Squash
Cooked in butter with onions, garlic, spinach, and fresh herbs, this patty pan squash recipe is an indulgent side dish that complements almost any meal. "This was a tasty little side dish," says reviewer Tamara B. "Very fresh easy, to prepare, and beautifully colorful."
Stuffed Pattypan Squash
These patty pan squashes are packed with flavor thanks to a bold filling of bacon, onions, breadcrumbs, and lots of Parmesan cheese. These can make a delicious main dish when paired with a side of salad or steamed veggies.
Grilled Pattypan Squash with Hot Chorizo Vinaigrette
"Instead of stuffing and baking these squash, I decided to grill them instead and top them with a hot chorizo vinaigrette," says Chef John. Serve with rice for soaking up any excess chorizo vinaigrette.
Stuffed Scalloped (Patty Pan) Squash
Pattypan Squash Pancakes
This unusual recipe combines grated patty pan squashes with baking mix, Parmesan, and onions for a savory dish that's good any time of the day. "My family can't wait every year until the squash are ripe and these cheesy little pancakes start showing up on their dinner plates," says recipe creator Candice.
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash
You're sure to meet your daily vegetable intake goals with this veggie-packed recipe. Patty pan squash are stuffed with a buttery sautéed spinach and garlic blend before getting topped with mozzarella and being baked until tender.
Chorizo Stuffed Summer Squash
This recipe makes a great all-in-one meal. A patty pan squash is split and stuffed with rich chorizo, hearty beans, fresh veggies, and gooey cheese. If you have any leftover filling, recipe creator Tiffany Donnelly suggests using it in breakfast burritos the next morning.