Squash Recipes

From butternut soup to spaghetti squash and pumpkin bread, you'll find the best squash recipes here.

Staff Picks

Skillet Summer Squash

Rating: 4.61 stars
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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.

Spaghetti Squash Tacos

Rating: 4.28 stars
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An awesome new way to eat spaghetti squash! Great for the vegan, vegetarian, and meat-eater alike. Pair with salty fried corn tortillas, fresh salsa, and sour cream! Serve in your traditional taco style!

Curried Zucchini Soup

Rating: 4.54 stars
205
Delicious soup with simple ingredients. Easy to make.

Butternut Squash Cajun Fries

Rating: 4.38 stars
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You'll love this yummy, salty, spicy, slightly sweet alternative to deep-fried French fries. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Baked Spaghetti Squash with Beef and Veggies

Rating: 4.54 stars
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Baked spaghetti squash, peppers, and onions are mixed with beef and cheese in this delicious casserole.

Crispy Zucchini or Pumpkin Blossoms

Rating: 4.5 stars
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My Italian grandmother makes these every year when the zucchini in her garden start to blossom. She is Sicilian and calls them 'cripelli.' It's sort of like a fritter and so yummy. As an alternative, you could also chop up the blossoms and mix them up in the batter and drop by teaspoons into the hot oil.

Grilled Squash and Zucchini

Rating: 4.11 stars
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A refreshing summer vegetable medley.

Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter

Rating: 4.49 stars
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My new favorite squash is Delicata, an heirloom squash happily being rediscovered. Look for them in the winter squash section of your grocery store. They're cream to pale yellow with green stripes, and their flesh is orange, slightly sweet and smooth but not stringy. My sister suggested the lime butter topping (my personal favorite), but a blend of maple syrup and butter is good, too. The squash usually aren't very big, so plan half a squash per person.

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Rating: 4.72 stars
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Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.

Roasted Vegetables

Rating: 4.63 stars
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A casserole dish of seasonal vegetables that is so easy to prepare. It can be made a day ahead - just reheat before serving. Lemon juice can be substituted for balsamic vinegar, and you can use baking potatoes if you don't have any Yukon Golds on hand.
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Mom's Zucchini Bread

Rating: 4.76 stars
8026
Really, really good and moist- my kids eat it as quickly as I can make it. Bread will freeze well, and keep in refrigerator for weeks.

Yellow Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.61 stars
1768
Tender squash, gooey cheese and crunchy crackers make this a memorable side dish or a hearty main course. This is a great dish that can be made with low-fat ingredients and is still just as good!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Stuffed Zucchini with Chicken Sausage

"This is such a simple and delicious meal! Even my veggie-resistant boyfriend loved it and requested we have it again soon." – jenndotcom

900 Ways to Love Zucchini

Grilled, stuffed, pickled, baked—even pureed into smoothies!

Zucchini Patties

Rating: 4.54 stars
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These cheesy zucchini patties are an excellent way to use up that abundance of zucchini from the garden. Serve with a bit of tomato sauce or sour cream dabbed on top.