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Baked Summer Squash

Baked Summer Squash
21 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (86% score)
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Yield: 6 servings

Outstanding! This recipe for baked summer squash is a terrific way to get vegetables into the most reluctant veggie eaters. We put this to the ultimate test -- a friend who hates vegetables -- and even she liked it. Those who actually like vegetables love this. And it can be mixed a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator until you're ready to bake it.

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  • 3 pounds yellow squash or zucchini
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs


Slice the squash. Boil or steam until tender. Drain, then mash. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, combine the squash with half the melted butter, the onion, eggs, sugar, salt, and pepper. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole dish. Combine the bread crumbs with the remaining butter and sprinkle over the squash. Bake for about 45 minutes and serve hot.
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10 Responses to Baked Summer Squash

  1. Bill Hall October 28, 2002 at 12:30 pm #

    This is delicious. I also tried adding some shredded extra sharp cheddar before baking.

  2. Dawn C November 3, 2003 at 2:27 pm #

    This recipe is awesome! I also added some cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup) and it was even better. I plan to add some bacon next time!

  3. Anonymous June 30, 2004 at 9:42 am #

    I cut it in half to try it for just me and my husband. I still used a 2 qt. baking dish. It tastes like breaded fried squash–wonderful!

  4. Anonymous July 21, 2004 at 8:46 pm #

    I made this for supper and thought it was great. It’s a great way to use zucchini.

  5. Anonymous October 1, 2004 at 4:47 pm #

    Great way to prepare squash !

  6. Anonymous November 5, 2004 at 8:59 am #

    This recipe was fantstic! Very easy to make! Highly recommended!

  7. Anonymous August 9, 2007 at 4:46 pm #

    We made this recipe for our company and everyone loved it. Next time I will cut the bread crumbs down to keep the carbs lower. I am so happy to have a good recipe to use our fresh summer squash in a different way.

  8. Anonymous August 18, 2008 at 8:47 am #

    I dressed it up by adding some garlic and fresh basil. BTW, it’s great cold, sliced and served with a green salad.

  9. Thomas Ruchala August 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    This is also known as Aunt Fanny’s Baked Yellow Squash from a now-defunct restaurant called Aunt Fanny’s Cabin in Smyrna, Georgia. I’ve been making it for 30+ years and my family devours it. Panko crumbs also work very well in place of the bread crumbs.

    • Carolyn August 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

      This old recipe is the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to getting kids to eat squash! Used to make this instead of in-the-bird stuffing sometimes and no one complained about the substitution.

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