The ubiquitous squash plant – they are hardy and easy to grow, and produce mountain of delicious homegrown squash and zucchinis!  Before you know it your kitchen is overrun with these garden beauties and you kids are begging for anything except squash for dinner!  Here are 10 new squash recipes that you can whip up to use those garden gems:

 

      Baked Summer Squash: with just a few simple ingredients like parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs you can create this beautiful side dish that can be serve hot or at room temperature

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Summer Squash Bake

 

      Butternut Squash Salad with Hazelnuts and Blue Cheese: this salad is the perfect summer time dish, especially if you are a fan of blue cheese.

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Butternut Salad

 

      Greek Pork Chops with Squash and Potatoes: this great recipe highlights both yellow squash and zucchini as the perfect complement to some marinated pork chops.

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Greek Pork Chops

 

      Tuscan Spaghetti Squash: if you are looking for a healthy alternative to pasta then this is the dish for you!  You won’t miss those spaghetti noodles when you bake this amazing spaghetti squash recipe that includes Italian sausage, mozzarella, cheese, and marinara sauce.

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Tuscan Spaghetti Squash

 

      Spaghetti Squash Hashbrowns: if breakfast food is more your thing I bet you didn’t know that you can substitute spaghetti squash for potatoes when you make those delicious toasted hashbrowns that everyone loves!

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Hashbrowns

 

      Chow Mein Spaghetti Squash: how about trying a healthier spin on Chinese takeout with this internationally inspired squash recipe.

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Chow Mein Squash

 

      Zucchini Pizza Bites: with only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes you can create these fun and appetizing pizza bites.

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Pizza Bites

      Grilled Zucchini and Chicken Yakitori: these delectable chicken and zucchini kabobs will make the perfect addition to your next barbeque menu.  With a light Japanese inspired marinade, these skewers are sure to please a crowd.

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Zucchini and Chicken Yakitori

      Zucchini Pesto Tart: this quick and easy recipe makes a great little appetizer that brings together the flavors of summer with fresh basil pesto and garden zucchini.

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Pesto Tart

 

  Fried Zucchini Chips: these fried bites of delicious zucchini are sure to please a crowd!

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Zucchini Chips

Need more ideas? Check out this article: 5 Methods to Cook Squash