Yellow Squash

Fried yellow squash has long been a staple of Southern cooks. But yellow squash offers lots of possibilities. One quick and easy favorite is Minty Grilled Halibut with Yellow Squash. It's ready in 30 minutes or less.

Pesto Chicken with Zucchini

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Oven-Baked Pheasant Stew with Pastry

Midwest Living

Mushroom, squash, and artichokes fill these mini main-dish casseroles.

Pesto-Chicken Pizzas


For a quick and tasty dinner, spread purchased pesto on the pizza crust, add strips of chicken and summer squash and bake.

Squash and Mushroom Orzo

Better Homes and Gardens

Brimming with antioxidants as well as fantastic flavor, this savory orzo will quickly become a favorite dish in your home. Try adding fresh baby spinach to the saute pan a few minutes before tossing with the orzo. Top with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, and serve with Italian baked chicken or grilled fish.

Total: 35 mins

Italian Country Bread Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

This low-calorie side dish soup recipe is ready to eat in just 30 minutes.

Vegetables in Spicy Sour Cream

Better Homes and Gardens

This side dish recipe spices up cool, crisp vegetables with a smooth sour cream sauce.

Grilled Squash and Manchego Quesadillas with Nectarine-Tomato Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens

Put your grill to use for these better-than-takeout quesadillas that feature ripe summer produce. Serve them with store-bought salsa, if desired, to simplify the recipe slightly.

So-Sweet Squash Pickles

Better Homes and Gardens

These sweet-sour refrigerator pickles are bursting with flavor. Try them solo or on a sandwich.

Sizzling Steak with Lime Basil Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

Rich Squash Casserole

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Southwestern Garden Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Bean dip and picante sauce lend this yummy pizza a great Tex-Mex taste, while the zucchini and green onion keep the flavor fresh.

Total: 50 mins

Smashing Bean Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

Beans are the base for this cheap easy appetizer livened up with garlic and curry powder. Use squash slices for dipping.

Steak with Squash and Arugula

Better Homes and Gardens

A squash, tomato, and sweet pepper mixture combine with the peppery-flavored arugula to make a great side dish when served with grilled rib eye steaks.

Roasted Summer Squash

Diabetic Living

Slightly sweet from the caramelization that happens during roasting, this summer squash is an ideal side for fish or grilled chicken. Make a double batch and toss the leftovers into an omelet the next day.

Vegetable Flatbreads with Goat Cheese

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Zucchini Chips

Diabetic Living

When you broil thinly-sliced vegetables, they quickly transform into nutritious "chips" to pair with baked fish, chicken, pork or steak.

Mini Rigatoni With Fresh Vegetables

Family Circle

Unlike other ricotta cheeses, ricotta salata is salted and aged, giving it a texture that's firm enough to shred. It's milky, sweet flavor is wonderful in this vegetable and pasta recipe.

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