7 Ways to Use Your Summer Squash

7 Ways to Use Your Summer Squash

The summer squash is in season and rumor has it that anyone can grow these little guys, so have no fear if you happen to lack a green thumb! Zucchini and squash make for lovely appetizers, entrees and even tasty, healthy desserts. Check out this collection for a variety of options for that squash you’ve been gourding…er, hoarding.

Squash stays good in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. Don't let these lovely stars of summer produce go to waste! There are multiple ways to utilize a squash, from starters and soups to entrees and desserts! Get started now with these recipes.

Squash and Apple Bisque
This sweet crockpot soup is delicious on its own, but you can also dress it up however you like.

Squash Casserole
This cheesy bake has it all: squash, cornbread, cheese and walnuts.

Squash Casserole Part 2
Another casserole option, this creamy crowd-pleaser features summer squash, carrot, stuffing mix and cheese baked in a creamy sauce. Crispy on top and creamy in the center, this favorite side dish is a winner on any menu.

Stuffed Summer Squash
These delectable golden treats make a lovely summer side dish or party appetizer. They are loaded with tasty ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, herbs, onions, and garlic, a perfect way to give some Mediterranean-style nutrition to your family or please your party guests.

Spicy Chicken and Spaghetti Squash Skillet
The spicy sauce, which makes good use of leftover chicken or turkey, is also great on true pastas, as well as spaghetti squash. For a vegetarian version, simply eliminate the meat. If you want a substitute, use extra firm tofu.

Yellow Squash Dressing (Stuffing)
This is a wonderful dressing to use instead of your typical turkey and dressing recipe. You can make it with fresh or frozen yellow squash, so this recipe can be used year-round!

The Best Butternut Squash Pie
This  butternut squash pie takes advantage of summer produce to make a rich and velvety pie! Serve as a side dish or as dessert!

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