August 2, 2023

10 Yellow Summer Squash Recipe Ideas

Collage of yellow summer squash recipes.
Photos courtesy of Palatable Pastime, Hezzi-D's Recipe Box, Savory Moments, and The Flour Handprint.

Yellow summer squash doesn't get nearly as much attention as zucchini, but it can be just as prolific in summer gardens. Here are some ideas for enjoying this summer squash.

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Yellow squash can be used in many of the same ways as zucchini. They are both summer squash and are similar in flavor, texture, and recipe application. 

There are many types of summer squash including zucchini, yellow zucchini, straight neck yellow squash, crookneck yellow squash (which may or may not have bumps), pattypan (or flying saucer) squash, round (or eight ball) zucchini, and more. 

Just like winter squash, summer squash are versatile and come in many varieties. Summer squash generally have thin skin and do not store long, as opposed to many winter squash varieties that store well. 

Summer squash need to be refrigerated and used shortly after picking. They are have a soft flesh and the skin can be left on when eaten.

To extend their shelf life, you can grate and freeze summer squash into portions (such as 1-cup or 2-cups) and then use it throughout the year in breads, pasta sauces, soups, and more. 

Here are some recipe ideas for yellow summer squash. Save this for when you get a bunch from your garden, your family, friends, or neighbors, or in your CSA box. 

Yellow Summer Squash Casserole

Yellow Summer Squash Casserole.

Roasted Garlic Sauteed Squash from Palatable Pastime (Photo credit)

Roasted Garlic Sauteed Squash.

Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash from Hezzi-D's Recipe Box (Photo credit)

Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash.

Cheddar and Thyme Yellow Squash Biscuits 

Cheddar and Thyme Yellow Squash Biscuits.

Summer Squash Pasta Salad from The Flour Handprint (Photo credit)

Summer Squash Pasta Salad.

Yellow Squash and Apple Bread

Yellow Squash and Apple Bread.

Yellow Squash Chutney from Magical Ingredients (Photo credit)

Yellow Squash Chutney.

Yellow Squash Banana Bread

Yellow Squash Banana Bread.

Grilled Summer Squash from The Flour Handprint

Grilled Summer Squash.

Summer Squash Succotash from Karen's Kitchen Stories (Photo credit)

Summer Squash Succotash.

As you can see from the variety of recipes, yellow summer squash can be used in many different ways, both savory and sweet. It's commonly used to make side dishes, but can be used in baking and other methods as well.

Yellow summer squash can be incorporated into your recipes for all meals of the day and snacks, too. I hope you give some of these recipes a try when you find yourself with some extra yellow summer squash.

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Have a lot of zucchini? Don't forget to also check out this round-up of 45+ Recipes for Zucchini Season. 

Check out these other recipes featuring summer squash:

Zucchini Garlic Alfredo Pizza

Skillet Chicken Summer Squash Quinoa

Turkey & Summer Vegetable Soup

Zucchini (Mock Apple) Crisp

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