Baked Squash is a simple and easy side dish to make on a summer day. Make this delicious side dish recipe with fresh summer squash right out of your garden.
Baked summer squash is a great, healthy side dish for the whole family. It’s also easy to make and can be made ahead of time. The squash are cut into rounds and then baked until they’re soft on the inside while still maintaining their shape. You could even top it off with some fresh herbs from your garden if you want to get even more creative with this simple dish.
Moms, do you have a hard time getting your kids to eat vegetables? This is the perfect dish for you. They will never know they are eating summer squash! The best part about this recipe is that it only has five ingredients. It’s also gluten-free and vegan friendly. Get ready to wow your family with this delicious baked summer squash dish!
This easy side dish recipe only requires five ingredients. You most likely already have all these ingredients on hand so you might be able to avoid a trip to the grocery store.
- yellow squash, sliced
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- grated parmesan cheese
Making baked squash is as easy as one two three. Okay, well maybe it has five steps, but you will see that it’s simple even the kids can help you in the kitchen.
Step 1. Place sliced squash on a greased baking sheet.
Step 2. Brush squash slices with olive oil.
Step 3. Salt and pepper each slice.
Step 4. Sprinkle slices with grated parmesan.
Step 5. Bake at 425ºF for 15 minutes or until squash is tender and parmesan cheese is melted.
You only need four kitchen tools to help you make this recipe. All of the kitchen tools are already found in your kitchen so there is no need to go out and buy anything special.
- knife and cutting board
- basting brush
- baking sheet
Oil: Out of olive oil? Avoid a trip to the grocery store by using melted butter or any other oil that you have on hand.
Cheese: Out of parmesan cheese you can use asiago or romano cheese in its place. Or skip the cheese altogether.
Looking for ways to change this Baked Squash recipe up? Here are some suggestions.
Squash: I used yellow squash for this recipe but you could also use zucchini acorn or even delicata squash for this recipe.
Seasonings: Change up the seasonings to whatever you have on hand. So, options are onion powder, red pepper flakes, paprika, or even garlic powder.
- Don’t overcrowd your baking sheet. Overcrowding will lead to soggy squash.
- Lightly brush the sliced squash with oil, you don’t have to drown your slices.
- Want easy clean up? Line your baking sheet with parchment paper instead of using cooking spray.
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No, baked squash cannot be frozen. If you have leftovers after baking the squash in this recipe, it can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to four days.
The best way to reheat baked squash is either in the microwave or oven. I prefer the oven method for reheating my baked squash.
Yes, squash can be frozen. If you are freezing whole squash it is best to peel and slice first so that it will thaw more easily.
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- 2 large yellow squash, sliced
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Place sliced squash on a greased baking sheet.
- Brush squash slices with olive oil.
- Salt and pepper each slice.
- Sprinkle slices with grated parmesan.
- Bake at 425ºF for 15 minutes or until squash is tender and parmesan cheese is melted.
Amount Per Serving Calories 103Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 5mgSodium 151mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g
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