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    Summer Zucchini Pasta

    1 review

    I'm always experimenting when my garden is cranking out zucchini and summer squash. This simple and healthy summer zucchini pasta is one of my latest wins. It's meatless, but you can add shredded chicken or grilled salmon for a heartier dish. —Beth Berlin, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

    Breaded Air-Fryer Summer Squash

    1 review

    Air-fryer summer squash is beautifully crispy. You don't have to turn the fried pieces, but do keep an eye on...


    Vegetable Couscous Salad

    1 review

    This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve...


    Italian Garden Omelet

    I created this veggie-filled omelet to treat my wife to a meal using some of the fresh herbs from our...


    Broccoli Squash Bake

    3 reviews

    My grandmother made this when she cooked for our farmhands years ago. I've cut her recipe down to serve fewer...

    Garden Frittata

    12 reviews

    I created this frittata recipe one day to use up some fresh yellow squash, zucchini and tomato. It's so easy...


    Summer Squash and Potato Saute

    3 reviews

    In summer, I like to keep the oven off as much as possible. This side dish cooks up quickly on...

    Cheesy Squash

    8 reviews

    I'm a retired police officer and now a deputy sheriff who loves to cook. But with my busy schedule, I...


    Farmers Market Orzo Salad

    2 reviews

    Orzo is a tiny pasta shaped like rice. We use it as a base for veggies, lemony vinaigrette and cheeses...


    Squash Stuffing Casserole

    8 reviews

    The recipe for this zippy side dish was given to me by my husband's grandmother. Convenient corn bread stuffing mix...


    Summer Squash Soup

    6 reviews

    "With its delicate taste, the creamy concoction makes an easy but elegant first course for a company dinner," Sandi Pichon...

    Summer Squash Bake

    4 reviews

    From Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Gail Smrtic shares this colorful casserole that makes the most of fresh summer squash. A handful...


    Garden Squash Ravioli

    1 review

    I created this dish to make the most of an overabundance of yellow squash and zucchini from our garden. It...


    Gingered Squash Saute

    1 review

    This vibrant veggies saute puts summer's bounty in the spot light. "The recipe comes from a 20-year-old cookbook, but I...


    Veggie-Packed Strata

    4 reviews

    This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that everyone enjoys. I'm sure you'll be hooked on it after one bite, too....


    Garden Vegetable & Herb Soup

    I submitted this recipe to a local newspaper and won first prize. I make this hearty soup whenever my family...

    Summer Squash Bundles

    "We love zucchini, and my husband enjoys cooking summer meals on the grill, so I came up with this idea...


    Squash and Mushroom Medley

    2 reviews

    Fresh summer veggies are the best! I like to cook them up with some butter, salt and pepper so the...


    Grilled Vegetable Ranch Salad

    We’re thrilled when the garden starts providing the goodies needed for this simple salad. It’s wonderful alongside grilled salmon or...


    Cream-of-the-Crop Veggies

    2 reviews

    Veggies can be a hard get-go for kids. So let them choose from the garden patch and they’ll end up...


    Summer Squash and Tomato Side Dish with Feta

    2 reviews

    “You can enjoy this dish while the squash is still warm, but it also tastes great cold,” says Rani Long...


    Squash and Pepper Saute

    This side dish is tasty and beautiful, plus it's a great way to use your zucchini harvest.—June Formanek, Belle Plaine,...


    Rosemary Peas ‘N’ Squash

    The beauty of this recipe is that I can substitute any vegetables and still have a terrific side dish. I...


    Summer Squash Pie

    1 review

    This is a tasty way to use up some of the extra zucchini and squash from your vegetable garden.

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    Pepper Squash Saute

    Here’s an easy and delicious recipe from Janice McCloskey in Howard, Pennsylvania. "I often double it because it’s so good...


    Skillet Ranch Vegetables

    3 reviews

    Celebrate the last garden harvest with this satisfying side dish. Simply cook carrots, squash and zucchini in oil that's been...


    Summer Squash Provencal

    To use up the last of your garden's tomatoes and zucchini, try this savory and speedy side dish from Bobbie...


    Spaghetti Squash Primavera

    3 reviews

    Sunny-colored squash shells make attractive bowls for this satisfying meatless main dish, perfect for a summer supper. The recipe showcases...


    Hominy Squash Skillet

    This original recipe from my mother captures the flavors of the South. I make it for family dinners and barbecues...


    Cheesy Summer Squash Casserole

    30 reviews

    Onion and cheddar cheese perk up the rich flavor of summer squash in this comforting casserole. A crispy cornflake-crumb topping...