Cheesy Squash Recipe
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Cheesy Squash Recipe

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I'm a retired police officer and now a deputy sheriff who loves to cook. But with my busy schedule, I must rely on speedy side dishes like this one. The squash retains its fresh taste and cooks to a perfect tender crispness. You can give this cheesy treatment to other fresh veggies, too. It's so quick that I make some variation of it a few times a week. Everyone loves it!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 small yellow summer squash
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 231 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 399 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. Cut zucchini and yellow squash into 1/4-in. slices. Place in a greased shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with cheeses. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-10 minutes or until squash is crisp-tender and cheese is bubbly. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Squash in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p28

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"Fixed this for the first time tonight. Husband ate 3 helpings and I had 2. It was that delicious!

I read other posts and decided to add a little bit of garlic powder. One other change was I did not have Parmesan cheese on hand, so I used Kraft Grated Parmesan, Romano & Asiago blend I had on hand for spaghetti. Worked out very well. Will be fixing again, and again, and again! Thank you for sharing!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"add a pinch or two of garlic...hits the spot"

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"This was very good a quick. I placed by squash under the broiler for 4 minutes then added the cheese, returned it back to the broiler for 5 more minutes and it was just right. The cheese is a good addition and not one that I had thought of before. My picky son, still would not eat it, but hubby and I really enjoyed it. I will be making this again. I do agree with the other poster, it does need something other than salt and pepper."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2008

"This was really easy to make but it needs a little something more. Since it was so quick and easy, I will be making it again. But next time, I'm going to toss the squash and zucchini with a little garlic powder and Italian seasoning to spice it up a little bit. Also, I will let the veggies broil for a few minutes by themselves before adding the cheese - the veggies weren't done enough for me by the time the cheese was browned. Overall though, the cooking method is a great idea that I had never thought of before. Thanks!"

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