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Summer Squash and Zucchini Recipes

Recipes and cooking tips for a delicious and prolific vegetable

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Summer squash, particularly the yellow variety, is a very popular vegetable in the South. You'll find it fresh, frozen, or canned at any time of the year.

Easy to grow and prolific, summer squashes are perfect for any size garden. For best flavor and most tender seeds, squash should be picked young, from 6 to 10 inches long. Pattypan, a saucer-shaped squash, should be no more than 4 inches in diameter.

Summer squash can be served raw with other vegetables as part of a vegetable platter with dips, in salads, grilled, broiled, steamed, stir-fried, deep-fried, boiled, baked, or stuffed. Because of its mild flavor, it can be added to almost any main-dish recipe or pasta sauce for texture, flavor, and color.

Use herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of mild summer squash. Dill, pepper, basil, marjoram, chives, and mint are particularly well-suited to squash, and it is delicious cooked with garlic, onions, and tomatoes.

Summer squash bruises easily and should be handled with care. Look for firm, glossy skin; fairly heavy for size. Stored in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator, they should keep for a week. Freezing softens the flesh of the squash, but it will still be usable in casseroles and other dishes where crispness is not important. Blanch cut up summer squash 2 minutes before freezing, and store in the freezer for up to 4 months. For breads, freeze the raw squash whole or grated.

Recipes
Super Easy Sautéed Summer Squash
Garden Squash Skillet
Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole
Stuffed Patty Pan Squash
Summer Squash and Zucchini Skillet
Zucchini Squares
Easy Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Zucchini and Green Tomato Relish
Zucchini Pancakes
Zucchini Snack Cake
Orange-Cranberry Zucchini Bread
Curried Zucchini Soup
Zucchini Bread With Spices
Fried Zucchini Coins
Easy Zucchini Carrot Cake
Zucchini Oatmeal Cake
Zucchini and Tomatoes With Cheese
Zucchini Creole
Cheddar Zucchini Bake
Pork Chops With Zucchini and Tomatoes
Summer Squash Bake
Baked Stuffed Zucchini
Skillet Yellow Squash and Onions
Yellow Squash Casserole
Gigi's Squash Casserole
Yellow Squash Patties
Cream of Squash Soup
Cheese Stuffed Zucchini
Dilled Zucchini
Zucchini in Cream Sauce
Squash and Pepper Cornbread
Barb's Zucchini Cake
Ratatouille With Eggplant and Zucchini
Zucchini Bread with Raisins
Zucchini Parmesan
Zucchini Bread
Baked Stuffed Squash
Chicken & Squash Dinner
Squash Soufflé
Summer Squash Stuffed with Pepperoni & Parmesan
Zucchini Appetizer Squares
Zucchini Pickles
Vegetable Pie
Cheddar Zucchini Bake
Squash Casserole with Cheese
Kim's Squash Casserole
Summer Squash Casserole
Squash Delight Casserole
Baked Squash Ring
Fried Summer Squash
Marinated Pork Chops w/Summer Squash
Squash Pickles
Squash Casserole
Squash & Bacon Casserole
Summer Squash Pancakes
Zucchini And Mustard Sauce
Yellow Squash Puffs
Meat-Stuffed Zucchini
Zucchini "Pizza"
Zucchini Casserole

Summer Squash Recipe Index
Zucchini Recipe Index

Zucchini Breads, Cakes, and Desserts
Freezing Summer Squash and Zucchini

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