13 Yellow Summer Squash Recipes to Enjoy this Summer

Yellow summer squash is one of the most versatile squashes out there. You can use them as a seasonal side dish for the summer months, or use it to create a main course for your next meal!

If you want to save your yellow summer squash to use later, you can follow use these zucchini freezing instructions. Even though it’s written for zucchini, you can follow the directions for freezing yellow summer squash too!

What Can You Make with Yellow Summer Squash?

There are so many different types of yellow squash recipes that you can choose from. You’ll never have to worry about another bland or boring squash recipe when you have these recipes handy. To show you the many possibilities of something as simple as a yellow summer squash, we’ve gathered some amazing yellow squash recipes for you to try and pull inspiration from. Check them out!

1. Summer Squash & Corn Chowder Recipe

The yellow squash in this recipe adds a nice touch to this traditional comfort food. This hearty dish is perfect for a cooler summer night or a delicious way to enjoy your frozen summer squash into the fall and winter months. Check out the recipe HERE

2. Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini, Squash and Tomatoes

These Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini, Squash, and Tomatoes are packed full of flavors and make the perfect healthy side dish for any meal. This simple sheet pan recipe is so easy to make yet packed full of flavor. See it HERE.

3. Lemon Summer Squash Bread

If you are looking for a sweet way to use up your leftover squash, this is the perfect recipe! This is a tangy and sweet bread recipe that is a nice change of pace from your typical zucchini bread.

4. Summer Squash Casserole

This delicious summer squash casserole would be a great summer side dish! You can make this yummy casserole without any canned soup or eggs! 

5. Breaded Air Fryer Summer Squash

This air fryer summer squash is so crispy and easy to make! Plus, you don’t have to worry about turning them!

6. Stuffed Yellow Squash with Bacon

If you are looking for a great crowd-pleasing recipe, you can’t go wrong with these baked squash shells! They’re filled with delicious crispy bacon and a cheesy crumb that makes it a fun savory side dish.

7. Zucchini Gratin with Yellow Squash

Don’t let your zucchini or squash go to waste with this creamy and cheesy mix! It’s simple to make and easy to prepare, making this perfect for even the pickiest eaters! Try the recipe HERE.

8. Yellow Squash Cheddar Cheese Biscuit Recipe

Who knew you could make yellow squash into a flaky biscuit? These cheddar cheese biscuits are a great way to get your family to eat more veggies, and these are easy to make.

9. Baked Parmesan Yellow Squash

You could use this easy baked parmesan squash recipe for a quick snack, appetizer, or a side dish for your family! This is the perfect veggie side dish for any meal!

10. Fried Squash Recipe

Add a southern twist to your summer squash with this easy fried squash recipe! It only takes twenty minutes to make, and you’ll have a crispy yet buttery summer squash recipe your family will love!

11. One Pot Summer Vegetable Pasta

Save time on dishes with this easy one-pot pasta recipe! It’s a quick and easy summer recipe that uses fresh summer produce and can be ready in just 30 minutes!

12. Yellow Squash Tots with Garlicky Yogurt Dip

These perfect little tots use up a lot of summer squash and will make an excellent side dish! They are a great way to get in more vegetables and an easy snack idea too! Try this recipe HERE.

13. Grilled Yellow Squash

This easy grilled summer squash recipe would be a great addition to salads, sandwiches, or even a summer side dish! This recipe is so versatile and can be whipped up in just a few minutes!

How to Store Yellow Summer Squash

Yellow squash, like zucchini, is best stored in the fridge. While you might be tempted to wash it ahead of time, do not wash your yellow squash before storing it. Summer squash will last about 5-7 days in the fridge and 1-5 days on your counter while prepared squash usually lasts about one week. Keep this in mind if you are preparing any of your yellow squash for freezer or fridge prep meals.

Yellow summer squash is best stored in a plastic bag with a few holes to allow proper airflow. If you have the room, make sure that you store them in a vegetable crisper drawer to extend your summer squash’s shelf life.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are so many ways you can prepare summer squash! These summer squash recipes are just a small portion of all the possibilities you can make! Try them, and see which ones you like best! If you’re looking for some options for zucchini squash, I have a whole list you can check out here!

To store some of the amazing recipes above and your own creations, try my favorite meal planning app: Prepear! I use it to plan my weekly meals, create my grocery list, discover and store recipes, and even while I cook. Read my full Prepear review to learn more.


Ingredients: Yellow Squash
Meal Type: Recipe Roundup, 4th of July, Summer
Categories: Vegetables

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