Summer Squash Side Dish Recipes

Looking for side dish recipes starring summer squash? Browse more than 310 recipes for yellow squash, zucchini, crookneck, and pattypan squash to round out your meal.

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Yellow Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.61 stars
2407
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!

Yellow Squash and Corn Saute

Rating: 4.78 stars
86
This is a pretty side dish that is tasty and a great way for using up summer squash and leftover corn on the cob.

Zucchini Patties

Rating: 4.54 stars
2583
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.

Zucchini-Parmesan Cheese Fritters

Rating: 4.27 stars
41
Make these easy bite-sized zucchini Parmesan cheese fritters for a healthy and delicious snack any time of the day!

Zucchini and Potato Bake

Rating: 4.51 stars
1117
This is a very easy and delicious dish that I like to make as a side dish for my summer barbecues.

Grilled Pattypan Squash with Hot Chorizo Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.2 stars
5
Instead of stuffing and baking these squash, I decided to grill them instead and top them with a hot chorizo vinaigrette. It's something I've wanted to try for a while, and it really turned out to be a wonderful combination.

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole I

Rating: 4.42 stars
497
This is a good, cheesy, vegetable side dish ...very easy to prepare.

No-Fry Easy Zucchini Parmesan

Rating: 4.25 stars
4
I have always loved the zucchini Parm that I grew up with, but now that I am a parent I wanted something quicker, easier, and healthier. This is what I came up with. Enjoy! Serve as a side dish with your favorite tomato sauce and pasta.

Grilled Yellow Squash

Rating: 4.54 stars
212
This is a tasty way to use up all the yellow squash you have pouring out of your garden every summer. I also do this same thing with zucchini.

Air-Fryer Roasted Veggies

Rating: 4.58 stars
12
Air fryers are taking over kitchens nationwide. They're basically mini convection ovens that 'fry' foods with little to no oil, less fat, and fewer calories. A heating element and fan bathe the food in hot air to produce a crispy finished product. Use 3 cups of assorted vegetables, cut into 1-inch pieces. Serve with desired dipping sauce.

Corn and Zucchini Pancakes

These savory corn and zucchini fritters use fresh seasonal produce to make a unique side for any of your grilled favorites. Perfect with grilled chicken, fish or beef. The zucchini helps to keep the cakes moist and the corn gives them a sweet crunch. It's a perfect way to sneak in more veggies, especially if you have some picky eaters in the family. Who can resist savory little pancakes?

Southern Baked Yellow Squash

Rating: 4.66 stars
310
I coaxed this easy (and forgiving) recipe from its maker after tasting it at a pot luck, and was surprised by its simplicity. Just a few ingredients make a delicious summer side dish for anything barbecued, grilled, or smoked - especially if the squash is home grown!
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Our Best Summer Squash Casseroles
When summer gives you so. much. squash, transform your fresh bounty of yellow squash and zucchini into these top-rated recipes.
Orzo and Zucchini Salad
Rating: Unrated
9
"Unusually delicious served at room temperature." – naples34102

Yellow Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.61 stars
2407

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!