20 Delicious Summer Squash Recipes

Find yourself with more squash than you know what to do with? Keep reading for some summer squash recipes that are sure to help lighten your load.

Summer squash is a wonderful and versatile veggie that can be bought almost as easily as it can be home grown. It’s one of those plants that just keeps giving and sometimes you find yourself with more than you know what to do with.

Thankfully squash is so popular that there’s no limit to the fun recipes they can be used in. Everything from simple side dishes to main dishes and desserts can be improved upon by adding a little squash in the mix.

Check out these 20 great recipes for summer squash and see why we can’t stop raving about it. You’re sure to find some great recipe inspiration below.

1. Microwave Yellow Squash

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This microwave summer squash recipe is one of the most popular recipes I have on this site and once you try it, it’s not hard to see why. Made with just a few basic ingredients and ready in minutes flat, you can enjoy this microwave squash recipe in your home, hotel, dorm room, and more.

2. Zucchini Fritters

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This recipe for zucchini fritters is easy, savory and gluten-free! So crispy fried and perfect for either snacks, sides, or a meal even as a patty for burgers too.

3. Squash Casserole

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Squash casserole is a quick and easy vegetable casserole you can whip up! Summer squash, sweet onions, and more all in a Ritz cracker topped casserole. 

4. Easy Zucchini Corn Chowder

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This zucchini chowder soup contains a ton of delicious summer vegetables in ever bite. It’s light, refreshing and filling all at the same time and is the perfect way to use up those fresh garden veggies.

5. Zucchini Pie

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Zucchini pie is a savory zucchini recipe that is baked in the oven. This zucchini pie recipe takes minutes to prep before you toss it in to bake. 

6. Grilled Zucchini

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Grilled Zucchini is a quick and easy side dish to make on the grill! Just a few simple ingredients and less than 10 minutes of prep for a flavorful and delicious vegetable to add to your grilling menu. 

7. Zucchini Bread Mini Loaves

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Why make one large loaf when you can make several mini zucchini bread loaves? These loaves are fluffy, flavorful, and well spiced. Share them with friends and family as gifts or store some in the freezer for future snacking.

8. Summer Squash and Zucchini Lasagna

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This healthy lasagna is made with spiralized summer squash and zucchini!

9. Italian Style Sauteed Zucchini

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Nothing is easier than making this side dish of Italian Sautéed zucchini.

10. Instant Pot Taco Zucchini Boats

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Zucchini boats are a great low-carb way of getting your delicious taco flavors delivered in a heathier way. Packed with flavor and a little crunch you can have your meal ready in no time thanks to your Instant Pot.

11. Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Moist chocolate muffins filled with 2 different kinds of chocolate chips and zucchini. The perfect way to use up leftover zucchini!

12. Calabacitas

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Calabacitas is a Mexican traditional dish very simple and delicious. Summer Mexican squash is cooked with tomatoes, onions, peppers and corn, then topped with cheese.

13. Instant Pot Zucchini

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A super simple and fast way to cook up and serve zucchini for a side dish. Made in just a few minutes you can have perfectly steamed zucchini.

14. Zucchini Cookies

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You’ll love these chewy Chocolate Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies! Fresh zucchini is grated up then added to oatmeal cookie dough along with raisins and chocolate chips for a soft cookie with great texture, sweetness, and the health benefits of zucchini!

15. Roasted Zucchini

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This roasted zucchini recipe is a crowd pleaser. It’s a quick and easy side dish that teams perfectly with grilled meats and roasts! 

16. Instant Pot Zucchini Noodles

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Looking for pasta but on a low-carb diet? Try these Instant Pot zucchini noodles. These zoodles are quick (less than 5 minutes) and easy to make, healthy and have a great taste. 

17. Pesto Pasta with Veggies

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This one dish basil pesto pasta meal is easy to make in a casserole dish and full of roasted yellow squash, zucchini and tomatoes. 

18. Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

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These muffins are packed with carrots, oats, and zucchini making them feel a little healthier while still giving you that fluffy sweet muffin you crave.

19. Oven Fried Squash

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This crispy Parmesan Oven Fried Squash is an absolute crowd pleaser, perfect for parties, side dishes or a fun movie snack. Easy to make and BAKED, not fried, these little morsels of goodness are highly addictive!

20. Zucchini Galette

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Three cheese zucchini galette is a savory freeform tart layered with a ricotta-based cheese spread and garden zucchini tossed in garlic olive oil.

Hopefully you found some great summer squash recipes to use now and in the future. What’s your favorite way to serve up summer squash?

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