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Summer Squash by Early Morning Farm CSA

Summer truly begins when farmstands and CSA shares start overflowing with summer squash. This local favorite is abundant, and our CSA members clamor for new recipes. One of summer’s most versatile crops, summer squash can be grilled, sautéed, baked, pan fried, deep fried, eaten raw – am I missing any?! Here’s our top ten  twelve recipes, let us know yours in the comments below!

Update – We added 2 more! What are you waiting for, get cooking!


Summer Squash Pasta Salad

Grilled. This simple pasta salad has big chunks of grilled summer squash flecked with fresh parmesan and seasoned with fresh lemon.

Wild Rice Stuffed Summer Squash

Stuffed. Try this recipe baked or grilled – tender squash halves with creamy ricotta wild rice.

Summer Squash Frittata

Frittata. An egg dish that’s similar to a crustless quiche, but much simpler to make. Thin slices of fresh squash shine in this preparation.

Summer Squash Tian By Early Morning Farm CSA

Tian. A dairy and egg free casserole, this tian gets it’s rich flavor from a healthy dose of olive oil, curry powder, and sun dried tomatoes.

Summer Squash Parmesan

Parmigiana. A simple twist on the classic eggplant parmigiana. This recipe is worth the baking and frying!

Summer Squash Fritters by Early Morning Farm CSA

Fritters. When you don’t know what else to do, fritters are the answer! Pan-fried with a creamy dip.

Summer Squash Ribbons with Basil & Pine Nuts

Raw. Use a vegetable peeler or spiralizer to make “noodles” and toss with a light dressing.

Yellow Squash Red Curry by Early Morning Farm CSA

Curry. Perfect for Thai style or in an Indian style curry. The key is not to overcook. It should be tender, but not mushy.


Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

Soup. Lightly cooked in a delicate broth this soup is light enough for fresh summer vegetables.

Zucchini Cupcakes by Early Morning Farm CSA


Baked Goods.  Zucchini bread is nothing new, but try this lightly sweetened cupcakes – without frosting they’re just muffins!


Risotto – Cubes of fresh summer squash simmered in a creamy risotto.

Summer Squash Parmesan Chips

Oven Fried – these “chips” are satisfying, crispy, and easy!

12 Best Ways to Use Summer Squash

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