10 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Squash

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Are you looking for ideas for using your zucchini and squash harvest? I’ve got you covered! Here are 10 easy and delicious ways to cook zucchini and squash. Whether you prefer grilling or roasting, these recipes will help you make the most of your garden favorites.


Roasted zucchini with cheese melted on top.
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To prepare a delicious side dish, cut zucchini and yellow squash into cubes or slices and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Top with parmesan cheese and roast in the oven until tender and caramelized.


A square white casserole dish with squash casserole. The dish is sitting on a yellow and white striped napkin.
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Both squash and zucchini are excellent for making casseroles. Why not give this tasty Southern Squash Casserole a try? It’s also low in carbs.


Zucchini noodles in bowl.
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You can pair spiralized zucchini and squash with various red and white cream sauces to create a scrumptious dish.


Stuffed zucchini on a white plate.
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You can prepare a delicious meal by hollowing out zucchini or yellow squash and filling them with rice or cauliflower rice, Italian sausage, cheese, herbs, and spices. Bake them until the filling is cooked and the vegetables are tender.


Jars of pickled zucchini.
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Pickling is a great way to enhance the flavor of many vegetables. For instance, pickle sliced zucchini and yellow squash in vinegar brine with herbs. This will create crunchy and tangy pickles that can be enjoyed as a snack or added to sandwiches.


zucchini noodles, cheese and tomatoes.
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Thinly sliced or spiralized zucchini and yellow squash can be used to create a refreshing salad. Roasted tomato and feta can be added to the mix to create a delightful medley of textures and flavors, with their mild tastes blending perfectly.


Lasagna soup in a black Staub pot. Shaved parmesan cheese in a round wood bowl. Parsley for garnish. Bowls for serving and a striped hand towel.
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Zucchini and squash can be added to soups and stews to enhance flavor and add a bit of texture. You should try this Cheesy Lasagna Soup. It uses zucchini instead of pasta, and you won’t notice the difference because it tastes that good!


Grilled squash and zucchini.
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Grilling lengthwise strips or rounds of zucchini and yellow squash can give them a delicious smoky flavor and beautiful char marks. Brush them with olive oil, sprinkle seasoning, and grill until tender.


Zucchini fritters on a green patterned plate.
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You can combine grated zucchini and yellow squash with breadcrumbs or pork rind crumbs, eggs, herbs, and seasonings to make fritters or patties. Pan-fry them until they turn golden brown, and enjoy them as a side dish or snack.

Share Your Harvest

Zucchini and yellow squash on a wood backdrop.
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Share your bountiful harvest of zucchini and squash with your neighbors and friends. They will be delighted to receive fresh, lovingly grown vegetables in your garden!

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Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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