These easy squash recipes bring together 18 of the best recipes online. Here you’ll find recipes for zucchini, summer squash, butternut squash and more.
Squash Recipes from Home Garden Joy
I love squash. Winter squash, summer squash, you name it, it’s delicious! Here are my favorite recipes right here on Home Garden Joy. They are all easy to make and use your fresh garden squash along with other garden vegetables.
Stuffed Summer Squash – I love the way this recipe blends the perfect summer vegetables, cherry tomatoes and yellow (or green) summer squash, into a tasty baked stuffed summer squash. It’s vegetarian and vegan and low calorie deliciousness!
Butternut Squash Soup – Yum, yum, yum. I can’t get enough of this soup, especially dressed with pumpkin seeds on top.
Pumpkin Biscuits – Oh boy! Make this with acorn or butternut squash if you don’t have pumpkin. Heavenly! The orange-honey butter makes it perfection.
- Zucchini Pecan Muffins – my own recipe from Home Garden Joy combines cinnamon, pecans, and a flavorful muffin that’s easy to make and freeze.
- Chocolate Zucchini Bread – chocolate goodness fills this quick bread recipe along with pecans, cinnamon and zucchini.
- Easy Baked Zucchini Chips – tempting zucchini chips baked in the oven.
- Garlic-Herb Pattypan Squash – from A Taste of Home, one of my favorite recipe collections comes this delightful combination of herbs, garlic and summer pattypan squash.
- Pattypan “Steaks” – from The New York Times comes these vegan ‘steaks’ grilled from pattypan squash with salsa verde.
- Pattypan Squash with Roasted Chickpeas – two of my favorite foods in this unusual recipe!
- Roasted Butternut Squash – the simple, basic recipe no kitchen should be without and every cook should master.
- Carmelized Butternut Squash – Ina Garten shares this delicious recipe. She’s one of my favorite cooking show hosts and cookbook authors. I’m happy to share one of her recipe with you.
- Butternut Apple Soup Recipe – with video
- Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta – simple pasta dressed with squash and sage. You can’t go wrong with this recipe from Two Peas and a Pod.
- Butternut Squash Ravioli – easy recipe that uses up leftover roasted squash.
- Roasted Acorn Parmesan Squash – real food, cooked simply.
- Roasted Acorn Squash with Walnuts and Cranberries – this recipe simply shouts ‘fall’ and ‘Thanksgiving’. A must- have for your holiday table!
- Baked, Stuffed Acorn Squash – acorn squash stuffed with an abundance of goodness. I omit the chickpea pasta and it’s still great.
- Savory Stuffed Acorn Squash – another vegan easy squash recipe.
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
An easy video from Real Simple demonstrating one method to cook spaghetti squash.
Chef Demonstrates How to Cut Butternut Squash
A great video, below, from Chef Byron Talbott showing you how to cut and dice butternut squash. He makes it look easy!
Originally written August 2018 and updated September 3, 2021, with additional recipes, new images, and updated text.
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.