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Summer Squash Recipes

Enjoy our compiled list of 15 summer squash recipes. Plus 50 zucchini recipes and 30 suggested recipes to serve summer squash with!

But first let’s cover some FAQ.

What Is Summer Squash

Summer squashes are summer season crops. They include:

  • Yellow Crooked Neck Squash
  • Yellow Straightneck
  • Striped Zucchini
  • Yellow Zucchini
  • Round and Oval
  • Scallop

What Can I Do With Summer Squash

  1. Fry it.
  2. Freeze it.
  3. Slice it.

You can also consider the following ideas:

  1. Squash Casserole
  2. Zucchini Lasagna
  3. Summer Salads
  4. Zucchini Fries
  5. Scrambled Egg
  6. Zucchini Chips
  7. Saute Squash
  8. Mock Apple Pie
  9. Zucchini Bread
  10. Zucchini Cake

How Do I Store Yellow Squash

They are best stored in a plastic bag in the fridge, unwashed, with a few holes poked in it for airflow placed in the vegetable crisper drawer.

It will last approximately 1 week.

How Long Will Summer Squash Keep

4 to 5 days in the refrigerator properly stored.

How Long Does Yellow Squash Last On The Counter

If stored in a cool dry location it will last fo up to five weeks. If stored in warmer conditions or for long periods, the flesh will turn orange, dry, and stringy.

How Do I Freeze Summer Squash and Zucchini

Drain to remove excess moisture to prepare the squash for freezing. Place it in a freezer bag inside your freezer.

Can I Freeze Summer Squash Without Blanching

Yes. Consume the squash within 4 to 6 months. Only blanch if you are going to store the squash for a long time.

How Do You Preserve Summer Squash

Preserve summer squash by pickling or freezing.

Do You Peel Summer Squash

Gently scrub your squash. It is not necessary to peel it.

How Do You Get Water Out Of Summer Squash

Many vegetables, like zucchini, cucumber, eggplant and summer squash, have a high water content.

To avoid a soggy mess, salt and draining these vegetable first.


Cut it in half and sprinkle with salt. Place the cut side down on a couple of layers of paper towels and allow it to drain for 20 to 30 minutes.

The salt will draw the moisture out and the paper towel will absorb it. Rinse with cold water before cooking.

Do You Have To Blanch Squash Before Dehydrating

To retain the colour and texture, blanching your squash before dehydrating is a great idea.

How Long Will Dehydrated Squash Last

Stick bags of dehydrated food in the freezer for four days. After 4 days store the dehydrated squash in your pantry in a cool, dark place.

Can You Fry Dehydrated Squash

Yes. There are a few options

  1. Place in very hot water for about 10 minutes
  2. Add to a meal and cook the dish as you normally would.
  3. Fry it up.

How Do You Cook Squash Without Getting It Mushy

Wash the zucchini and squash under running water. Cut the stem ends off of each fruit.

Place in a rimmed baking sheet or pan, lined with paper towels to catch any grease drippings. Set the baking rack on top of your baking sheet.

This allows air to circulate on all sides of the zucchini and helps water evaporate so the zucchini is not soggy.

Watch cooking time.

What Meat Goes With Squash

  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Beef Stew
  • Steak
  • Bacon

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Easy Squash Casserole

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Zucchini Lasagna

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