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Cheesy Squash

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


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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 231 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    Jul 3, 2017

    This cheesy squash is a keeper!! It taste wonderful!!

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jul 24, 2016

    I prepared this tonight with a squash I picked from the garden. It is almost too easy but so delicious. I only had Colby-Jack cheese so used that with the Parmesan. Delicious! Because it is so easy and so delicious, I will be preparing this many times.Volunteer Field Editor

  • ms11145
    Jul 22, 2016

    I used Mrs. Dash no salt. Great easy way to to fix a medley of squash.

  • annlindblad
    Jul 11, 2016

    I would also add garlic powder or garlic salt, and fouund that the squash needed extra cooking time. I covered the dish with foil so the cheese wouldn't get too brown, and ended up microwaving it a bit. Quick and tasty though.

  • tlbdlb4evr
    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!

  • sheila2548
    Jul 1, 2014

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

  • mmpense
    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.

  • valanddansmith
    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!

  • Kris Countryman
    Jul 11, 2008

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