It’s summertime! Woohoo!!!!! (Can you tell I’m excited!) Summer means that fresh produce is in abundance, which makes me almost as happy as not having to wake up my kids in the morning for school. One of my favorite summer veggies is squash. Oh, how I love summer squash. I have loved it since I was a kid and my own children have inherited this trait from me, for which I am grateful.
But, I must admit, I tend to cook my summer squash the same way every time – sauteed with olive oil, salt and pepper. Sure, it’s yummy, but I know there are much more creative and delicious ways to enjoy this summer treat! These summer squash recipes should get me out of my squashy rut!
13 Summer Squash Recipes to Inspire and Savor 1 of 14
These summer squash recipes will help you to use up all that abundant summer squash in delicious and creative ways!
Super Simple Summer Squash Fritters 2 of 14
Are those summer squash fritters not completely gorgeous? Plus, the recipe is simple, perfect for a lazy summer evening.
Mexicana Chicken 3 of 14
This Mexicana Chicken recipes has my tummy grumbling! What a beautiful and tasty way to use summer squash.
Baked Eggs in Zucchini 4 of 14
I don't know if there is a more creative way to use zucchini! Plus, this makes for a great summer breakfast or dinner!
Refrigerator Pickles 5 of 14
Sure cucumbers make great pickles, but summer squash does, too! This how-to will have you confident in your pickle-making skills and will give you a good way to preserve any extra squash!
Summer Quesadillas 6 of 14
Punch up this kid favorite by adding summer squash to your cheese quesadillas!
Grilled Summer Vegetables 7 of 14
I always head to the saute pan when I cook summer squash, but grilling is a great way to cook these babies up! Chances are the grill is on anyway, and you get more depth of flavor with grilled veggies.
Summer Vegetable Soup with Pesto 8 of 14
I love throwing pesto into soup, and the flavor would combine beautifully with summer squash. Light but filled with flavor!
Baked Panko Zucchini Fries 9 of 14
These "fries" are crunchy, crispy and full of flavor, a fun side dish for your next summer BBQ!
Roasted Ratatouille 10 of 14
What better way to feature summer squash than with a traditional ratatouille? Plus, it's fun to say! Ra-ta-tooey!!
Easy Zucchini Fritters with Sweet Basil 11 of 14
Another easy recipe, and this time the fritters have a special flavor twist fresh sweet basil, another great summer flavor!
Veggie Packets on the Grill 12 of 14
These veggie packets make it super simple to cook up summer squash while you're grilling your main course. No muss, no fuss!
Grilled Vegetables with Chicken and Tortellini 13 of 14
Take those yummy roasted vegetables and turn them into a main dish by adding some chicken and tortellini! A great one-dish meal!
Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms 14 of 14
Forget the squash, use those beautiful blossoms! These stuffed, fried goodies are delicious and will make you look super gourmet at the next summer fling.