Fresh vegetables from our garden are one of our favorite things about summer. One of our favorite vegetables is summer squash. If you’ve never tried yellow squash, you need to. It tastes so wonderful. While I love the taste, I realize that not everyone does. Kids may use to hate summer squash until we found some creative ways to add it to my meals that they would eat. Suppose you have picky eaters and you want them to enjoy the health benefits of summer squash. In that case, we have a list of delicious 15 summer squash recipes that those picky eaters are sure to love.
Summer squash in the south is typically profoundly fried, and there is a delicious recipes in this collection for traditional fried squash. However, there are other ways to prepare it that make it a little healthier.
If you try to cut fried foods, then you can bake. Or even roast the pumpkin to make it healthier and still get that wonderful flavor. Plus, there are so many things you can combine it with and spices you can add that will make it tasty for everyone in your family to eat.
Pumpkin is one of the most accessible foods to grow. Seriously, you can’t kill those plants, and they produce so many greens. If you’re planning to grow your squash this summer, check out these delicious summer squash recipes.
They are all delicious and are perfect for adding to any meal. Summer squash will go deliciously with any entrée you plan to make, and all easy to make. And if you love easy food recipes.
15 Delicious Summer Squash Recipes
1. Tex Mex Summer Squash Casserole
Onions, jalapenos, salsa, cheddar cheese, summer squash, and chili peppers are just a few of the ingredients that make this Tex Mex casserole taste so delicious. If you love spicy, you are going to love this one.
And it’s so easy to make. It is a casserole dish that you want for dinner parties and family gatherings. It is delicious, and it is healthy. There are less than 150 calories in a three-quarter cup serving.
2. Delicious Summer Squash Corn Chowder
Why not add that summer squash to your corn chowder and make a meal everyone loves. I can feel like the Corn chowder is one of my favorite soups, and this one has summer squash, so it’s even better than my recipe.
You will love the idea of combining pumpkin with clam chowder, and this one, in particular, has delicious bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, celery, and many other wonderful flavors.
3. Spiralized Summer Squash with Basil and Garlic
You don’t necessarily have to have spaghetti squash on hand to get that excellent spaghetti squash look, and You can do the same with your summer squash. You will need a spiral tool for this recipe. You just cut the squash into spirals. After that, use garlic, basil, and a few other tasty ingredients to cook.
You know, Kids are going to love this one because it looks like pasta. You don’t even have to tell them it’s pumpkin until after they gobble it up! This pairs perfectly with the crispy Garlic Salmon Parmesan.
4. Quick and easy Skillet Squash
If we ask you, What do you do when you need a super delicious, super easy side dish? You make this nifty summer squash and zucchini. It is one of the easiest side dishes you will ever make, and it tastes lovely if you love summer squash and zucchini.
You could actually add smoked sausage and maybe an onion to this and create a main dish out of it as well.
5. Easy roasted summer squash
Love recipes that are as easy as they are tasty. That’s the case with this easy roasted summer squash recipe. You slice the squash lengthwise and then add olive oil, pepper, and Parmesan cheese for an exquisite flavor.
Kids will love these because they look like little boats. You will love them because they are delicious and much healthier than other dishes.
6. Summer Squash Chips with Parmesan and Garlic
Would you mind informing me whether you want your kids to eat more summer squash? Turn that squash into French fries, and they’re practically guaranteed to love them. This recipe combines butternut squash with Parmesan and garlic for a wonderful flavor. Then it is cooked to a crisp, chip-like texture.
These are great for snacking. And are much healthier than traditional fries. Now you go ahead and serve these to your little ones. They are going to love you!
7. Garden stuffed summer squash
This recipe may be a bit different from other pumpkin dishes. It’s a stuffed squash recipe that’s so delicious that you stuff your summer squash with other veggies from your garden. If you want a plate that shows off your gardening skills, this is the place.
This stuffed summer squash also contains bacon, cheese, and breadcrumbs along with bell pepper, tomatoes, and onions. It is sure to be something even the pickiest of eaters will love.
8. Classic Southern Fried Squash
Fried squash is a staple food during the warmer months here in the south. I swear I fix this several times a week, and my family loves it. If you want a genuinely traditional southern dish, this fried summer squash is it, and it’s so easy to make.
Rolling the pumpkin in flour and cornmeal after dipping it in egg and milk makes the fry very delicious and crispy. If you master this side dish, and you will always have something to bring to your dinners!
9. Roasted summer zucchini and zucchini
Summer squash and zucchini pair well. I always add them to stews and other dishes together because they help bring out each other’s flavor. That’s certainly the case with this roasted zucchini and summer squash recipe.
It has vegetables and Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and garlic powder. It is a side that goes perfectly with any main dish. Would you please Serve this with your favorite Cast Iron Skillet Chicken Pie recipe for a healthy and delicious family dinner?
10. Cheesy Sauteed Yellow Squash
This cheesy dish has the combination of the flavor of yellow squash with bell pepper. It is a super easy recipe that includes tomatoes, onion, garlic, jack or cheddar cheese, and fresh or dried basil. It’s a straightforward recipe that won’t take you long to get to the table, and it’s relatively healthy because you bake it instead of deep-frying it. So it goes great with any main dish you want to fix.
11. Easy Cheese Baked Pumpkin Casserole
How to get picky eaters to try squash? I love this recipe. You cover it with cheese! It is effortless to make, and it has so many wonderful flavors.
Not only do you get yellow squash, cheddar cheese, and sour cream, but it also has a crunchy topping that you make with Ritz crackers. Everything is so delicious, and it is sure to help you convince your picky eaters to try some healthy pumpkin.
12. Yellow squash sautéed for 30 minutes
Stir-fry pumpkin is so healthy and delicious. If you love the taste of summer squash, this is a great recipe to try. Let that delicious flavor come without other flavors to put you off.
This one is easier and only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish. The recipe serves four, but you could easily double or even triple it to make a bigger batch.
13. Baked zucchini and pumpkin spears
Here’s another beautiful baked pumpkin dish that has the delicious flavor of Parmesan. This one also has zucchini spears and is so tasty. It also has the delicious flavors of thyme, oregano, and garlic, and it bakes deliciously brown and crisp.
Just cut the squash and zucchini into spears and then add the other ingredients. It’s an easy dish that is sure to please even your pickiest diners. It would be great with any meat and served with roasted cauliflower.
14. Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash
Parmesan cheese gives this baked pumpkin dish a wonderful flavor. If you love the flavor of pumpkin and don’t want to overload it with other flavors, this is a great dish to try.
It’s effortless, and it’s baked instead of fried, so it’s so much healthier than traditional fried squash. Plus, it has Parmesan cheese! And it is baked brown and crisp. To have this on the table take less than half an hour.
15. Lemon Roasted Summer Squash
You will love recipes that call for grilling rather than frying. They are much healthier. Remarkably, this one is delicious. Sometimes you roast your summer squash with lemon and olive oil, two flavors that work so well together.
You can also add mint or another flavor to this one to make it even more unique. It will go not only well with those barbecue dinners you’ll be making this summer, but also it’s a great side to just about any main dish.