I can’t think in a summery food better than squash – It’s light, soothing, and of course delicious but most importantly you can feel like you eat real food away from THE regular pasta salad bowel or roasted cheese sandwich. Take a trip for your town farmer market or just search deep in your fridge and I am sure that you will find a couple of squash to try one or two of these summer squash recipes for today’s lunch or meal prep for tomorrow lunch. These are all easy recipes you can enjoy craving on in less than an hour and moreover, they are budget-friendly so you can save as long as you can for this summer vacation.
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Here’re my most favorite summer squash recipes to try on for sweaty days
Cheesy Zucchini Summer Squash Pasta Bake
Cheesy pasta is a mandatory type of plates that are always needed no matter what the weather like, especially for those hard days when you need something to satisfy you and just forget about the hustle in your life while enjoying every heavenly bite.
Baked Green Chilaquiles with Sweet Corn and Summer Squash
This easy homemade chilaquiles is your way to enjoy your Sunday brunch whether, with friends, partner or even alone enjoy your balcony weather. It’s easily made and can be customized for your taste whether it’s vegan or gluten-free.
Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips
If you a snack lover specifically crackers and chips, then this healthy version is your way to fill your stomach without losing your summer glamorous shape. It’s free from oils which all you need in a hot sweaty day. You can enjoy as a side dish if you need large portions of food (One bowl of pasta isn’t enough for me!).
Skillet Zucchini and Yellow Squash
One of the most convenient summer squash recipes on our list if you planing for a barbecue party indoor or outdoor to gather all your lovers during the weekend. If you want something healthier or more vegan for your picky friends this a great plate they can enjoy along with any other pasta or rice plate. It takes 20 minutes and you are ready to serve.
Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Spaghetti Squash Casserole
I love this recipe, it’s like my dream hearty food for summer. It’s so rich but still light and suitable for summer so you don’t get hot or sweaty while eating, all you can get is extra food pleasure that you can’t drop the spoon down. For all that good, it takes you one hour and you are ready for an endless pleasure while enjoying your favorite show streaming.
Lemon Poppy Seed Summer Squash Bread
One of the best summer squash recipes for hard times and on budget days. If you want something sweet but still nutritions, can full your hunger, recharge you with energy while you running your way outside whether for work or study this is the kind of meal prep you should go for. Easy made and eaten as well while won’t cost you that much, just take a look deep down your fridge and you must find more than half the ingredients.
Vegan Pesto Pasta with Summer Squash and Cherry Tomatoes
You must fall in love with this recipe whether you’re vegan or not, the ingredients are refreshing and light while can still satisfy you and make you full for a longer period. You can top with any type of cheese along with a glass of wine while enjoying a romantic dinner with your significant other.
Fast Sautéed Shrimp with Squash
One of the Lunchable summer squash recipes on our list, if you want to track your eating and save money as well. This Asian recipe won’t take much time, just enjoy yourself making something healthy and good. You can eat along with rice or just skip on carbs if you want to stay healthy 100%.
Taco Stuffed Summer Squash Boats
The types of recipes that are hearty but still light and refreshing are all what you can ask for in summer, you don’t need something that knocks you down as soon as you finish the last bite. All you need is the right flavor, the needed mood, and the required energy.
Creamy Bacon and Summer Squash Corn Chowder
I always deal with food as emotional and memories inducer, it’s just about feeling good while eating. There certain flavors and smells that make you remember good times back at your homeland or just a certain situation with a close person to your heart. Chowder is just like that, it makes remember the good times used to spend with my mom in the kitchen making that hearty recipe and enjoy eating in our garden. This is a more updated version that you can enjoy with people you miss and love, invite your parents for dinner and enjoy your old times while eating something that good.
We can’t end our summer squash recipes list without mentioning another side dish for summer dinner and BBQ parties. This is the type of dish that no one can hat, it has all the goodies in form cheese to crumbs, cream, and of course the sweet flavor of squash.