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Squash Recipes

Browse Taste of Home's collection of delicious squash recipes including varieties like butternut squash, spaghetti squash, acorn squash and more.

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On lazy summer weekends, we like chicken and yellow squash tossed with bow tie pasta. Fresh grated Parmesan adds a Sunday touch. —Sarah Smiley, Bangor, Maine
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Garden Vegetable Gnocchi

Garden Vegetable Gnocchi

Garden Vegetable Gnocchi

When we go meatless, we toss gnocchi (my husband's favorite) with veggies and a dab of pesto. I use zucchini in this, too. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Ribbon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Ribbon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Ribbon Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Zucchini, cucumbers and carrots are peeled into “ribbons” for this citrusy salad. We like to serve it for parties and special occasions. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, NV

Spiced Carrots & Butternut Squash

Spiced Carrots & Butternut Squash

Spiced Carrots & Butternut Squash

When I've got a lot going on, my slow cooker is my go-to tool for cooking veggies. I toss in cumin and chili powder to bring out their natural sweetness. —Courtney Stultz, Columbus, KS

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Zucchini Crab Cakes

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Zucchini Crab Cakes

Fried to golden perfection, these nicely seasoned cakes from Jacqui Correa of Landing, New Jersey, are loaded with fresh zucchini and succulent crabmeat.

Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

I love this roasted butternut squash because it’s marvelous served hot or cold and is simply loaded with flavor from garlic, ginger and leeks. —Marie Willette, Bellows Falls, Vermont

Chicken Cacciatore Soup

Chicken Cacciatore Soup

Chicken Cacciatore Soup

“This quickie cacciatore meets with my Italian husband's approval. Each brothy spoonful is brimming with vegetables and tender pieces of chicken.” —Nancy Roth, St. Joseph, Illinois
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Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Grilled Vegetable Skewers

My mother and I love to eat vegetables the most flavorful way—grilled! Seasoned with fresh herbs, these colorful kabobs showcase the best of summer's bounty. —Susan Bourque of Danielson, Connecticut

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

30-Minute Three-Bean Chili

Hearty ingredients and zesty spices will make you forget that this chunky chili is good for you. "It's loaded with taste—you'll never miss the meat!" assures Gail Rector-Evans of Hastings, Oklahoma.

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

Wow! Meat lovers won’t even miss the meat, but they will rave about the simply fabulous flavor of this hearty grilled veggie sandwich! It’s wonderful with ciabatta bread’s crispy crust and light, airy texture. This recipe’s a keeper! —Diana Tseperkas, Hamden, Connecticut

Orange Roughy with Cucumber Salsa

Orange Roughy with Cucumber Salsa

Orange Roughy with Cucumber Salsa

Our Test Kitchen shares this recipe for tasty Orange Roughy fillets topped with a healthy dollop of cool and colorful Cucumber Salsa. It makes a light and lovely summer entree that goes together in minutes. (You just might want to mix up extra bowls of this summer-fresh salsa for tortilla chip dipping!)

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Best Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chock-full of veggies and autumn color, this soup is ideal for using up fresh garden bounty. Add richness by first grilling the chicken and vegetables. —Kathy Averbeck, Dousman, Wisconsin

Italian Sausage and Zucchini Stir-Fry

Italian Sausage and Zucchini Stir-Fry

Italian Sausage and Zucchini Stir-Fry

I'm always looking for new recipes to put variety into our meals. I like this one especially because it doesn't call for too many ingredients and makes an attractive, natural dish. We recently moved into a log home in the country with plenty of room outdoors for a garden, and I plan to grow lots of vegetables to use in similar stir-fry dishes.

Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Baby Kale Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing

We pull a bunch of ingredients from our garden when we make this salad of greens, zucchini and sweet onion. The yogurt dressing layers on big lime flavor. —Suzanna Esther, State College, Pennsylvania



Roasted Vegetable Soup

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Roasted Vegetable Soup

This veggie- and bean-packed soup will appease the heartiest of appetites.—Bean Education and Awareness Network, Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

Bacon-Chili Stuffed Squash

“This is such an excellent recipe and one of my very best side dishes,” writes Karen Grant from her home in Tulare, California. “It looks lovely and is much easier to make than it might sound.”

Parmesan-Pork Zucchini Boats

Parmesan-Pork Zucchini Boats

Parmesan-Pork Zucchini Boats

My father-in-law grows zucchini, so we try as many different recipes as we can. Stuffed with a sausage-cheese filling, these zucchini boats are hearty enough to be a main dish. We usually serve them with rice.

Pesto Minestrone

Pesto Minestrone

Pesto Minestrone

Natalie Cataldo relies on store-bought pesto to provide mild flavor to this chunky tortellini and vegetable soup. "It's a hit in my house," says the Des Moines, Iowa cook. "If you don't like zucchini, use another vegetable," she suggests.
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