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 and Corn Saute

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

Summer Squash Gratin

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I tried this when summer squash came into season and it came out beautifully. Simple and delicious!

Grilled Pattypan Squash with Hot Chorizo Vinaigrette

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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.
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Zucchini-Parmesan Cheese Fritters

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

Easy Zucchini-Tomato Side Dish

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This quick and easy vegetable dish can be served as a side or as a vegetarian main with rice or pasta. I could eat it all by myself, but I put down 2 servings.

Italian Baked Zucchini Side Dish

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A simple Italian recipe for a delicious zucchini side dish. The cheesy bread crumbs crisp up in the oven, giving the sliced zucchini an added crunch!

No-Fry Easy Zucchini Parmesan

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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.

Stuffed Scalloped (Patty Pan) Squash

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I was never sure what to do with the squash that looked like little jellyfish so I stuffed it with a mixture that reminds me of a summertime Thanksgiving meal. Even my picky children and husband like this one and we eat it with cranberry sauce.

Yellow Squash Casserole

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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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Easy Zucchini Fritters

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These fritters are unbelievably easy to make, low in calories, and the perfect way to sneak in some veggies!

Zucchini Patties

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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.

Air-Fryer Roasted Veggies

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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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

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

"Unusually delicious served at room temperature." – naples34102

Grilled Yellow Squash

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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.