Rarely can you find patty pan (aka scalloped) squash in the grocery store. However, many farmers markets have them. In Texas, it seems that every farmers market is overflowing with squash come June. However, if you can't find them, any summer squash will do. I also have made this recipe using yellow squash and zucchini and it was quite delicious. The freshness of the ingredients scream “summer”.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until foaming, 1 to 2 minutes. Saute onion in the olive oil-butter until tender and translucent, about 3 minutes. Add squash and garlic; season with lemon pepper. Saute mixture until squash is easily pierced with a fork, 5 to 6 minutes.

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  • Mix spinach, parsley, and basil into squash mixture; saute until spinach wilts, about 1 minute. Squeeze lemon juice over mixture and sprinkle in Parmesan cheese; stir well. Season mixture with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

79 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; fat 6.6g 10% DV; cholesterol 8.3mg 3% DV; sodium 141.4mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2015
This was a tasty little side dish. Very fresh easy to prepare and beautifully colourful. The parmesan was a nice touch! My only complaint is that my husband & I found the flavours a wee-bit bland. The first time making it I really wanted to stick exactly to the recipe... Going forward I will probably jazz it up with a bit more seasonings. Over all though yummy! Read More
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2018
Not bad. I didn't have any spinach. Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2016
This recipe was a total hit for us. My husband's first bite brought a "ummmm" delight! I used 1 HUGE homegrown patty pan squash from our daughter's garden and found that I needed to cover the pan for about 6 to 7 minutes to get the cooking process going, then lid off to continue sautéing. I also used 2 cups of packed spinach. We have plenty leftover for an other meal. Try this recipe. It's a winner! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2015
This was a tasty little side dish. Very fresh easy to prepare and beautifully colourful. The parmesan was a nice touch! My only complaint is that my husband & I found the flavours a wee-bit bland. The first time making it I really wanted to stick exactly to the recipe... Going forward I will probably jazz it up with a bit more seasonings. Over all though yummy! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2017
I was in a hurry getting dinner ready and was looking for a Squash side dish . I Misread the directions and found myself short of lemon juice and spinach. The parsley and basil were from the spice rack, not fresh. I was making lasagna that day, so I had some "fancy shredded " parmesan on hand. It turned out very good. My wife and kids loved it. It would have probably been better if I had had all the ingredients as the recipe suggested. But still, I was more than satisfied with it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2016
Nice easy recipe for a quick summer side dish. I added zucchini because I had some on hand, and omitted the cheese because I was out. But it was still flavorful and delicious. This was my first time trying patty pan squash and I was thankful to find an easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2018
Delicious! I followed the recipe as stated except I dumped in the whole package of spinach (5 oz plastic tub). I will be making again and adding ground turkey for a complete meal. Also great for breakfast with sunny side eggs on top! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2020
I really liked it but I didn’t notice that it called for four patty pans, I only used one but it was a large one. I didn’t have fresh spinach or fresh basil but I used dried basil and made it with the ingredients called for and it came out great. I loved the lemony flavor mixed with the garlic and onion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2020
First time growing Patty Pan squash and decided to make this recipe. The whole family loved it, especially my husband. I like that it is a complete side with starch and greens and the flavors mix well. Would recommend adding more lemon pepper seasoning than called for and I think the addition of pine nuts would be incredible and make it suitable for a vegetarian main dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2017
This was the first time I ever prepared Patty Pan recipe. It turned out great and loved by everyone! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2018
I made it Asian with ginger soy and sesame and I used kale was yummy. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2018
Not bad. I didn't have any spinach. Read More
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