Summer squash recipes, especially the yellow squash recipes, are just fabulous.Did anyone ever say there were no healthy yellow squash recipes? I don’t think they really did. Today, I decided to share some yellow squash recipes with you. They are easy to make and very nutritious. Summer squash recipes, especially the yellow squash recipes, are just fabulous. Make it a point to try some of these.
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1: SUPER EASY YELLOW SQUASH RECIPE
Anytime you need a quick fix meal, you can always count on this yellow squash recipe. It’s inexpensive, easy, quick and absolutely healthy for you. All it takes to prepare is a little below 30 minutes and the ingredients below.
- Yellow squash
- 1 tsp. of salt
- 1 medium onion(chopped)
In a cooking pan, chop a number of soft yellow squash into slices, add your chopped onion and sprinkle the salt over. Pour water over it till about a ¾ way through the pan and boil for 20 minutes, until well cooked. Drain out the water, spoon in ¼ cup of butter and mash the mix with a traditional potato masher. Serve and eat this warm.
2: TASTY YELLOW SQUASH RECIPE FOR SUMMER
Among delicious summer squash recipes is this one which makes a marvelously tasty meal for an absolutely healthy and nutritious summer breakfast or lunch. It’s a start right meal for the day with enough proteins and carbs contents which are good for your health.
- 4 summer squash
- 1 tbsp. of butter
- ½ cup of bread crumbs
- Garlic powder
- Powdered onion
- Pepper & paprika (sprinkling)
- 1 pkg. of grated Cheddar cheese (reserve some for topping)
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. of minced onion
Grease a baking dish with butter.
Wash the squash and slice.
Toss the sliced squash into the baking dish and spread over with the minced onion. Pour your beaten eggs into the pan and sprinkle over with ¼ cup of cheese.
Melt butter in a microwave. Then, toss the melted butter with the bread crumbs till evenly mixed.
Now, sprinkle the bread crumbs over the squash. Do same with the garlic, powdered onion, pepper, salt and paprika and then top with a coating of the shredded Cheddar cheese.
Bake this for 30 minutes at a temperature of 325°F.
Eject from oven, let it cool for some few minutes and enjoy.
3: YELLOW SQUASH & SPAGHETTI
This is another very healthy and yet tasty yellow squash meal made from one of the best yellow squash recipes. For a serving of one, you need the ingredients below.
- 2 small yellow squash
- Whole grain pasta noodle
- 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Butter (optional)
- Italian seasoning
- Parmesan cheese (freshly grated)
Wash your squash and get them sliced into ¼-inch thick pieces. Steam squash with the olive oil and Italian seasoning; you can add in some butter too (about a teaspoon full).
Boil your pasta and set aside; use some olive oil for boiling to prevent sticking and for flavour.
Drain the liquid from your squash and toss with the Parmesan cheese.
Now, put your prepared pasta into a plate and spread the squash over it. Add some more seasoning as you may prefer.
4: YELLOW SQUASH CASSEROLE
There are quite a number of summer squash recipes for casserole out there but you really need to try this one. It’s fantastic, absolutely healthy and easy to make.
- 2 yellow squash
- 1 lb. of ground beef
- 1 (12 oz.) can of tomato sauce
- 1 lb. of shredded Cheddar or Swiss cheese
Get the ground beef browned in a saucepan to eliminate or reduce fat.
Cook the yellow squash till tender and drain off of its fluid.
In a baking pan, make a layer of ground beef, spread some little sauceover it, and add a little layer of cheeseas well. Repeat the layering process until all is set and done. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Eject when ready and give yourself a treat.
5: YELLOW SQUASH RECIPE FOR PICKLES
It’s amazing what we can make from yellow squash recipes.This one makes one of the loveliest summer squash recipes. It makes absolutely lucid but tasty pickles which are suitable additives to many meals. It is an attractive recipe due to its simplicity of preparation.
For 2 quarts pickles, it will take us about 25minutes of preparation and 2hours of waiting or idle time.
- 8 c. of thinly sliced yellow squash
- 3 onions (chopped)
- 1 green pepper(chopped)
- 1/3 c. of salt water
- 2½ c. of vinegar (preferably, white vinegar)
- 2½ c. of sugar
- 1 tbsp. each of mustard seeds and turmeric
- 1 tsp. of celery seeds
Wash, scrub and then slice squashes.
Pour the squash slices together with the onions and green pepper into a sizeable mixing bowl. Add in the salt solution, stir the mixture and set aside for about 2hours. Afterwards, drain the mixture, pour into a sizeable pot and add in the unused ingredients on the list.
Boil the mixture for about 3 minutes.
When done, pour into clean jars and cover; leaving about a ½-inch space atop. When pickles are finally cooled down, seal the jars and refrigerate until ready to serve. They are best served chilled.
6: ROASTED YELLOW SQUASH
When the thought of healthy spaghetti squash recipes comes to mind, this is the one recipe that never escapes me. For a serving of four, this recipe makes a meal of 23.6 calories, 1.8g of fat, 0.7g of protein, 1.8 g carb, fiber of 0.7g, no sugar and very low sodium (1.9mg).
For the mere fact that it is easy and simple, why wouldn’t you try it?
- 2 cups of yellow squash(cut into ¼-inch thick slices)
- ½ tbspof olive oil
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Salt and pepper(to taste)
Get your oven preheated to 400° F.
Mix the yellow squash, garlic powder, olive oil, pepper and salt in a medium-size bowl.
Place your squash mix unto a baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes. If the bottom parts are golden, it’s ready. Eject from oven and serve.
7: YELLOW SQUASH, ASPARAGUS & EGG BREAKFAST
I call this the yellow squash super breakfast. At times, I wonder who wouldn’t love this. Nutritionist and health scientist have always spoken of the importance of starting the day with a great breakfast. I rank this highly among the best healthy spaghetti squash recipes for breakfast.
Why? Asparagus provides you with Magnesium which is good for proper blood pressure regulation energy production and nerve control as well as Zinc which strengthens the immune system. I need not say what the eggs, olive oils etc. offer to the body. – You do know.
All you need is 15 minutes to make this.
- 6 yellow squash
- 2 bunches of asparagus
- 4 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- A handful of chopped pecans
Wash and scrub the yellow squash.
Boil squash in hot simmering water for about 3 to 4 minutes to soften.
Drain out the water, let it cool, and then slice.
Afterwards, boil asparagus and eggs as well for about 6 to 8 minutes.
Drain out the water and cool off eggs in a bowl of cold water. Take off the egg shells and slice into halves.
Now, take a plate and place the yellow squash slices into the center, place the boiled asparagus on either sides or around the squash, and top the yellow squash with the egg halves.
Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle the pecans over it.
Finally, season it with pepper and salt. Serve and enjoy!
After reading this, I don’t think you are ever going to be short of yellow squash recipes for your summer meals. There are other healthy yellow squash recipes that I will be looking forward to share with you. Meanwhile, feel free to try out these special summer squash recipes if you do havethe chance, and share with us your best yellow squash recipe. Enjoy your cooking.