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Summer Squash Recipes

Summer squash is one of our favorite ingredients during warm months. It's colorful, it's healthy, and it fits into almost any dish. Whether you want masterful summer squash casseroles or a simple yellow squash soup, we'll help you find a delicious summer squash recipe that everyone will love.

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    • Roasted Squash and Pepper Tart

      Fully loaded with balsamic roasted summer squash and sweet peppers, this easy appetizer tart ups the ante with double Parmesan cheese and Parmesan dressing.

    • Lime Couscous with Summer Veggies

      Crisp yellow squash shines alongside a medley of fresh sauteed veggies and a base of quick-cooked couscous in this easy summer squash recipe. A lime dressing ties the dish together with a touch of Parmesan and a handful of walnuts for texture.

    • Chicken with Summer Squash

      Looking for a simply delicious dinner idea? Summer squash makes an elegant side for spatchcock chicken. Perk up this rustic meal with peppery arugula and juicy yellow cherry tomatoes.

    • Grilled Summer Squash Caprese

      Fresh summer squash is tasty all on its own, and it's even better when grilled. Brush the yellow squash with olive oil and season for lightly crisp, tender strips. Complement the smoky flavor with bright cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.

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    • Garlicky Zucchini Noodles

      You won't believe how easy these noodles are! Perfect for a simple summer dinner, this quick meal featuring the summer squash comes together in just 20 minutes!

    • Yellow Squash and Feta Grilled Toast

      There's a reason open-face toasts are all the rage on Instagram. Piled high with fresh ingredients like yellow summer squash and arugula, this garlic cream cheese-laden toast is pretty as a picture.

    • Summer Squash Soup with Whole Wheat Orzo

      For this stunning squash soup recipe, we cooked summer squash in a vegetable-lemon broth to bring out its flavor. Spice things up with peppery turmeric, and add whole wheat orzo for a filling grain.

      Editor's Tip: Look for summer squash in familiar oblong varieties (zucchini and yellow squash) and fun round-shape pattypan squash. All are versatile and good for you.

    • Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette

      Galettes bring simple sophistication to any gathering. This healthy summer squash recipe starts with refrigerated dough and packs on the fresh veggies, two types of cheeses, and plenty of lemon.

      Editor’s tip: To avoid runny filling and a soggy crust, salt the summer squash to remove excess water.

    • So-Sweet Squash Pickles

      Just when you thought you'd seen every sort of pickle, we go and hit you with yellow squash pickles in a savory mustard brine. The best part? With a little prep, they're ready to nosh after just one day in the fridge.

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      Vegetable Garden Soup with Turkey

      Thick slices of yellow squash add bursts of freshness to this bold summer squash soup. Flavored with fresh thyme and sage, it's the perfect way to feature garden-fresh vegetables on chilly summer nights.

      Editor's Tip: Swap lentils for turkey and use vegetable broth for an easy vegetarian version of this recipe.

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      Farro-Stuffed Peppers

      Mix up your dinner routine with summer squash-stuffed peppers. They're a great way to fill up on whole grains and vegetables. We packed ours with farro, sweet corn, Fontina cheese, and -- of course -- everyone’s favorite yellow squash.

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      Grilled Polenta Wedges with Summer Squash

      Lightly grilled summer squash strips are the perfect sidekick to cheese- and oregano-stuffed grilled polenta. Brush with a homemade honey-tomatillo spread that just might put this memorable combo in your summer appetizer hall of fame.

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      Summer Squash Souvlaki

      Try our meatless spin on traditional Greek souvlaki skewers. Grilled vegetables such as summer squash, mushrooms, and onion get a healthy dose of Mediterranean flavor with tangy dill tzatziki, oregano, and crumbled feta cheese.

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      Mashed Potato Veggie Strata

      If you have a brunch on the horizon, try serving this hearty summer squash casserole. Yellow squash stars alongside sweet pepper puree and zucchini. Mashed russet potatoes make up the hearty bottom layer.

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      Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

      Skip the deli meat and use thinly sliced, grilled summer squash as a delicious sandwich filler. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and some feta cheese complete the wow factor in this simple, fresh dinner recipe.

      Editor's Tip: When buying summer squash, look for smaller sizes, which are sweeter and more tender.

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      Couscous and Squash

      Strips of savory summer squash blend with onion and cauliflower to top off this light grilled meal. Lime couscous with fresh parsley makes a delicious base for this flavorful vegetarian dinner.

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      Pork and Potato Stack

      Try this inventive one-dish summer squash casserole tonight! It combines layers of roasted pork, soybeans, summer squash, and potatoes. A creamy walnut-garlic vinaigrette ties this wholesome summer recipe together.

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      Simple Summer Spaghetti

      Toss grilled summer squash with pasta, cherry tomatoes, and Parmesan to create this fresh and easy summer dinner any night of the week. Plus, it comes together in just 20 minutes!

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      Potato Cakes with Summer Squash

      You'll love the way our crispy, salsa-spiced potato cakes are balanced by tender, fresh yellow squash and zucchini. It's a delicious way to use up an abundance of summer veggies.

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      Summer Squash Toss

      This sauteed, low-calorie side is brimming with thin slices of summer squash and strands of red onion. Add your favorite Italian herb and crumbled goat cheese, and pair with grilled chicken, fish, or beef.

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      Vegetable-Pesto Risotto Casserole

      A hearty summer squash casserole that’s healthy, too? Sign us up! Eggplant, tomato, and corn are slow-simmered in white wine and pair effortlessly with yellow squash and fluffy rice.

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      Sausage and Summer Squash

      Marinated in garlic and Italian seasonings, Polish sausage and yellow squash make an unlikely team. But trust us, you're going to love the fresh, savory combo paired with thick-cut bread and a sprinkle of Parmesan.

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      Summer Spaghetti Salad

      Break out the spiralizer! Summer squash noodles mix in with spaghetti to form an inventive base for this light tomato salad with an easy red wine vinegar dressing. Don't skip the toasted walnuts, which give this summer staple its touch of satisfying crunch.

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