Summer Squash Recipes

What to do with all that summer squash? Get top-rated recipes for zucchini bread, casseroles, quesadillas, and more.

Staff Picks

Garlicky Summer Squash and Fresh Corn

Rating: 4.5 stars 133
A delicious and different way serve two favorite summer vegetables, squash and corn!

Summer Squash Bread

Rating: 4.5 stars 284
Transform your summer squash into a moist, delicious loaf of bread!

Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 2331
This squash casserole features gooey cheese and crunchy crackers.

Skillet Summer Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 22
The good old-fashioned country way. This is definitely NOT diet food. You don't drain the bacon fat off after you brown it. If you really have to, you can substitute butter, but it won't be the same. You can also use this recipe with a combination of yellow and pattypan squash.

10 Types of Summer Squash and How to Cook With Them

We tend to think of summer squash as two main types: zucchini and yellow squash. While these are good starting points, the season has so much more to offer. Before you head to the farmer's market this summer, learn all about the different types of summer squash, including how to choose, store, and cook with them. Plus get our favorite recipes for using up fresh summer squash.
By Melanie Fincher

Sauteed Patty Pan Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 38
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".

Zesty Zucchini and Squash

Rating: 4.5 stars 136
This is an extremely easy and fast side dish. It is even good served over pasta.

Yellow Squash Patties

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
Top these delicious, cheesy squash patties with sour cream and a dash of hot sauce. Everyone will love them!
By RS787878

Roasted Corn and Vegetable Salad

This lovely salad captures the best of vegetables and doesn't heat up to kitchen!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread I

Rating: 4.5 stars 1115
A moist scrumptious bread with chocolate and spices that even the kids will love. It's a great way to use up all of those extra zucchinis in your garden!
By Diane

Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
Crunchy, cheesy fried zucchini chips without the guilt of deep frying. This is the perfect way to make use of those abundant zucchini from the garden! Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Momma's Healthy Meatloaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 143
This is a super healthy and simplified version of a family favorite.

Inspiration and Ideas

The Best Summer Squash Casseroles
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That Zucchini Spaghetti Stanley Tucci Loves (Spaghetti alla Nerano)
Rating: 4.5 stars 12

After listening to Stanley Tucci lose his mind about this pasta and calling it life-changing and one of the best things he's ever eaten, I decided I'd give it a try. The results were amazing and the key to getting the toasted sweet taste of the zucchini was deep-frying it!