Yellow Squash

Health Benefits

Yellow squash is rich in several vitamins and minerals. It is a great source of Vitamin A, which supports good vision and overall health. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, which supports digestion.

Cooking Methods

Roasting: Preheat your oven to 400°F. Cut your squash into slices, then cut the slices in half to make semi-circles. Toss the pieces with oil and seasonings of your choice. Spread pieces on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12
minutes, or until lightly browned.

Sauteeing: Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan. Slice squash and add the slices  to the hot pan. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned.

Grilling: Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat and lightly oil the grates. Cut your squash into ½ inch thick strips horizontally, so that the pieces are long and will not fall through the grates. Lightly oil the pieces of squash and grill each side for 5-10 minutes, or until tender and grill marks are present.


Try one of these seasoning ideas, or mix & match and come up with something new!

  • Basil, thyme, garlic, and lemon
  • Green onion, salt, and pepper
  • Ground cumin and coriander

Storage & Preservation

Squash should be stored in a bag or container in the fridge. It typically lasts up to four days uncut, and about 2-3 when cut.

Yellow squash can be frozen, but it must be blanched first. To blanch squash, bring a pot of water to a boil and fill a bowl with ice water. Cut your squash into slices, and boil the slices for 3 minutes. Then transfer them to the ice water and allow them to cool completely. Drain them, and lay them in a single layer to freeze them. After about two hours, transfer them to a bag or container. Properly blanched and packaged, they can be stored in the freezer for up to ten months.

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