15 Easy, Not-at-All Boring Ways to Eat Summer Squash Before It’s Gone

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We’re all about savoring every day of summer and the fresh produce that comes with it (see: what to make Labor Day weekend), and summer squash—a.k.a. squash that’s harvested while immature, meaning it’s still super tender—is one of the season’s finer veggies.

As an excellent source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, folate, zinc, and tons of other nutrients, it also tastes delicious and is really easy to cook with.

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Ahead, you’ll find 15 awesome ideas for how to cook with summer squash, from super-simple veggie bowls to spiralized noodles, sandwiches, tarts, and more. Pick one and hit your local produce aisle to grab some summer squash before the season ends.

MORE: 30 Easy End-of-Summer Recipes

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Summer Squash Veggie Bowl
Summer Squash Veggie Bowl
Lemon and Herb Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Shrimp
Lemon and Herb Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Shrimp
Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette
Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette
Grilled Summer Squash Sandwiches with Tomato Basil Mayo
Grilled Summer Squash Sandwiches with Tomato Basil Mayo
Spiralized Yellow Squash with Basil and Mint
Spiralized Yellow Squash with Basil and Mint
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
Summer Squash with Yum Yum Sauce
Summer Squash with Yum Yum Sauce
Summer Squash, Zucchini and Tomato Tart
Summer Squash, Zucchini and Tomato Tart
Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash
Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash
Summer Squash Soup
Summer Squash Soup
Spaghetti Squash Quinoa and Parmesan Fritters
Spaghetti Squash Quinoa and Parmesan Fritters
Summer Squash Sauté
Summer Squash Sauté
Yellow Summer Squash Muffins
Yellow Summer Squash Muffins
Taco Stuffed Summer Squash Boats
Taco Stuffed Summer Squash Boats
Skillet Zucchini and Yellow Squash
Skillet Zucchini and Yellow Squash

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  • Summer Squash Veggie Bowl
  • Lemon and Herb Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Shrimp
  • Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette
  • Grilled Summer Squash Sandwiches with Tomato Basil Mayo
  • Spiralized Yellow Squash with Basil and Mint
  • Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
  • Summer Squash with Yum Yum Sauce
  • Summer Squash, Zucchini and Tomato Tart
  • Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash
  • Summer Squash Soup
  • Spaghetti Squash Quinoa and Parmesan Fritters
  • Summer Squash Sauté
  • Yellow Summer Squash Muffins
  • Taco Stuffed Summer Squash Boats
  • Skillet Zucchini and Yellow Squash
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