Our Best Summer Squash Recipes

We rounded up beautiful sides, cheesy casseroles, light pasta dinners and more that are sure to satisfy the whole family all season long.

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Summer Dinner Salad

This salad will transport you to the South of France. We've taken the classic vegetables of ratatouille and grilled them up for a hearty salad you’ll want to make all summer long.

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Summer Squash and Bacon Galette

Summer squash goes decadent in this cheesy, bacon-studded savory galette.

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Summer Squash Casserole

Yellow squash is easily overlooked (cauliflower gets all the attention), but with the addition of cheese and a buttery cracker topping, you can transform it into a summer casserole perfect for a barbecue or potluck.

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Marinated Zucchini and Summer Squash

A simple marinade, made mainly of white wine vinegar, fresh lemon juice, garlic and olive oil, does all the work in this 5-star recipe. Let the zucchini and squash marinate for at least three hours so it can really soak up all the flavor.

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Spaghetti with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Pair roasted squash, tomatoes, fennel and onion with lemony spaghetti for a light summer dinner that will fill up the whole family.

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Skillet Eggs with Squash

Grated zucchini, eggs and shredded cheese — now here's a healthy and filling dish you could easily eat for breakfast or dinner.

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Bulgur-Stuffed Summer Vegetables

Stuffed peppers are great, but stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes are even better. Fill the vegetables with more vegetables and hearty bulgur, then top with grated Parmesan for the last 10 minutes of baking. This dish will make a veggie lover out of anyone!

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End of Summer Vegetable Gratin

This cheesy, squash-filled casserole is a beautiful addition to any dinner table and it tastes as great as it looks.

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Grilled Summer Squash

Quick, grilled vegetables are a perfect summer side dish. Summer squash is simply grilled, tossed with lemon and herbs, and finished with a light shaving of ricotta salata cheese for a creamy, salty kick in this dish.

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Abruzzo Summer Minestrone

This soup combines everything from your garden (or the produce aisle) in late summer: green beans, zucchini, squash, tomato, peppers and basil. While many minestrone recipes are vegetarian, some include slow-cooked pork or beef. We skip that step (and the time it adds) by using a flavorful jarred sauce that includes simmered sausage and peppers.

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Summer Squash Casserole

This squash casserole boasts cheese in the veggie filling and the crunchy breadcrumb topping — what's not to love?

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Summer Squash and Tomato Salad

Top thinly sliced zucchini and squash with halved cherry tomatoes and an easy marinade. Equal parts white wine vinegar and olive oil, along with fresh herbs, will completely transform the veggies in only a half-hour.

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Beef and Summer Squash Chili

Give chili a summery update with summer squash. This hearty meal comes together in only 35 minutes but delivers big flavor, thanks to a chopped poblano chile and chili powder.

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Shaved Summer Vegetable Salad

If you need a last-minute side, look no further. This veggie-packed dish is ready in only 15 minutes (but no one ever has to know!).

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Grilled Summer Squashes with Chow-Chow Chimichurri

Tender grilled squashes topped with a lemony, green tomato-filled chow-chow chimichurri will shine alongside any steak you serve this summer.

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Orecchiette with Summer Squash

Sneak a few extra veggies into dinner tonight. Summer squash, pasta and Parmesan are a perfect combination we think even the kids will devour.

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Provencal Summer Squash and Potato Gratin

This dish is based on a traditional Provencal dish called a tian, the perfect baked dish for showcasing summer vegetables. Try swapping rosemary for thyme or oregano, or adding thinly sliced summer eggplant to the mix.

Get the Recipe: Provencal Summer Squash and Potato Gratin

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