Let’s talk about summer squash! Or rather, let’s make some summer squash recipes!
I love squash because they are delicious, but I also love them because they are usually relatively cheap in the summer. If you know me at all, you know that I am all about that frugal living, so if any fruit or vegetable is in season and on sale, I am cooking it nonstop!
I just got a massive bunch of squash, so I needed all the squash recipes I could round up so that my family and I don’t get bored of the same food all the time. I love cooking and trying new recipes, so this was right up my alley!
Easy and healthy meals that you can serve quickly to your family are my jam! There is nothing like settling down to a delicious family meal- money can’t buy that kind of happiness!
So check out these delicious summer squash recipes and enjoy!
Summer Squash Recipes
Summer Squash Side Dish Recipes
Calabacitas con Elote (Zucchini with Corn)
Here’s an easy way to make Calabacitas con Elote (Zucchini with Corn) – a zesty and satisfying side dish to have in your summer menu. The buttery creaminess of the suero (whey) catapults me to my childhood every time.
Calabacitas con Elote (Zucchini with Corn) – Muy Bueno Cookbook
Foil-Packet Grilled Vegetables
Summer means grilling. And you should definitely grill some summer squash this summer. It’s so easy in a foil packet. Plus, that means easy clean up too.
Foil-Packet Grilled Vegetables – Drugstore Divas
Italian Zucchini Bake
A flavorful spiced zucchini stir fry makes a great side dish when you are in a hurry and you want or need something quick and easy.
Zesty Zucchini Stir Fry Recipe | MasalaHerb.com
Calabacitas a la Mexicana
Mexican-style squash, or Calabacitas a la Mexicana, is an easy and tasty dish. It’s hearty enough to serve as a main dish or as a side dish. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Calabacitas a la Mexicana | inmamamaggieskitchen.com
Easy Sauteed Zucchini Recipe
Enjoy all the flavors from summer farmer market vegetables in one beautiful and tasty dish.
Baked Feta With Peppers, Onions, And Spaghetti Squash | Sip Bite Go
Summer Squash Baked Goods
Summer is the perfect time for outdoor cooking and this excellent zucchini bread!
Dutch Oven Cooking: Zucchini Bread | learningandyearning.com
Zucchini and Pesto Muffins
Those savory muffins are perfect for a lunch box meal or a picnic. They are super easy to make, vegan, and gluten-free.
Zucchini and pesto muffins (AIP, paleo, vegan) | Go Healthy With Bea
Gluten-free Chocolate Zucchini Bread
This moist gluten-free chocolate zucchini bread is a real treat! This super easy recipe is also paleo and vegan.
Gluten-free chocolate zucchini bread (Paleo, vegan) | Go Healthy With Bea
Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Paleo)
This gluten-free chocolate zucchini bread is the perfect summer dessert! It is light, fluffy, and super easy to make.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Bread (Paleo) – Organically Addison
Chocolate Vegan Zucchini Muffins
Summer Squash Soups
Best Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
One of my favorites, this Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is effortless to make. Saute the butter and oil onions, pour your stock in, and let the Instant Pot work its magic! This is the best butternut squash soup that is full of flavor but still light and mild.
Best Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe | A Pressure Cooker
Chicken Tinola Recipe
This chicken tinola soup is a Filipino dish of chicken broth and chayote squash. It’s a soothing bowl complemented with fish sauce for a vibrant, tasty finish!
Chicken Tinola Recipe: A Heart-Warming Filipino Soup for Chilly Days | healthyrecipes101.com
Creamy Summer Squash Soup
Easy yellow squash soup that can be served chilled or warm. This soup also freezes well so that you can have a touch of summer in January!
Creamy Summer Squash Soup (GF, Vegan) | Peel with Zeal
Healthy Corn and Zucchini Chowder
This easy corn and zucchini soup recipe is the perfect summertime soup. Filled with sweet summer corn, zucchini, cauliflower instead of flour, and half and half instead of cream, this healthy corn and zucchini chowder will leave you feeling full and happy all summer long.
Healthy Corn and Zucchini Chowder | The Forked Spoon
Summer Squash Dinners
5 Ingredient Vegan Lasagna with Zucchini
This summer, squash and zucchini lasagna is the perfect lighter dish! Completely vegan and gluten-free!
5 Ingredient Vegan Lasagna with Zucchini | Home-Cooked Roots
Instant Pot Zucchini Recipe
This instant pot zucchini dish is a mix of zucchini and mushrooms topped with parmesan cheese. Ready in 15 minutes, it makes a convenient treat to put together at any time!
Instant Pot Zucchini Recipe: Juicy, Well-Seasoned Summer Eats (healthyrecipes101.com)
Meat Stuffed Patty Pan Squash
Meat stuffed pattypan is a low-carb dinner meal idea. This is a great dinner meal idea to use up your pattypan squash.
Meat Stuffed Patty Pan Squash [sunburst squash] | MasalaHerb.com
Creamy Zucchini, Corn, and Poblano Rajas
All the flavors of summer in one tasty skillet – Creamy Zucchini, Corn, and Poblano Rajas!
Creamy Zucchini, Corn, and Poblano Rajas – Muy Bueno Cookbook
Summer Squash Casserole
Recipes Using Summer Squash
One of the best frugal living tips I can give you is to cook with the food that is in season. Not only is it usually cheaper, but it is more delicious.
If you have a recipe you love, then make double and freeze it- it’s great always to have something put away for those days when you don’t have time to cook or bake!
If you are worried about having too many extra squash and not enough time to eat or use them all before they go bad, cut them up into small pieces and freeze them. It’s not the same as fresh squash, but they will work great in many of these recipes. No need to throw food out!
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