This year in my garden I decided to try growing Patty Pan squash. My daughter grew it in her garden last year and had great success. I have two plants and they are producing like crazy! I then wondered about cooking patty pan patty pan squash


After doing some online searches I found plenty of help in coming up with patty pan squash


Sautéed Patty Pan Squash

Just like any other summer squash cooking patty pan squash is easy. It can be sautéed with onions and a little spinach. I found a recipe on that sounded delicious. had even more delicious recipes! Roast it with garlic and fresh herbs. Or use it to make a creamy soup. They even suggested making a patty pan summer squash casserole with tomatoes and patty pan squash


I even found a recipe from the NY Times for Grilled Patty Pan Squash with Italian Salsa Verde. The squash are sliced to create a “steak” and then grilled. The “steaks” are then served with a delicious Italian Salsa patty pan squash


After reading many, many recipes for cooking patty pan squash I finally decided to create my own recipe using ingredients I had on hand.


I sautéed some mushrooms I had on hand with two sweet Italian sausages I had in the freezer. After the mushrooms and sausage were sautéed I added some panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese and herbs. I set the mixture aside while I parboiled the patty pan squash, just until it was fork tender. I then cut the top off of the squash and scooped out the seeds.

I stuffed the squash with the sausage mixture and placed the squash on a baking pan. I placed it in a 350 oven and baked it for 40 minute or until patty pan squash


The result? It was delicious and served four, which meant my husband and I got two meals out of patty pan squash


If you find Patty Pan squash in your market, don’t be overwhelmed by it’s strange shape. Try cooking Patty Pan squash; you’ll be glad you did.


3 comments on “Cooking Patty Pan Squash

Lisa Lynn on August 15, 2018 4:54 pm

I grew a mixture of different colors of patty pan squash one year. They were delicious! I liked them picked very small (maybe 3 inches across) and sauteed with olive oil, basil, bread crumbs and sprinkled with parmesan.

Your recipe sounds even better!

Nancy Wolff on August 16, 2018 1:26 am

Lisa Lynn,
I’m going to try and get out to the garden and pick some small Patty Pan squash! I enjoyed them stuffed but I think smaller might be worth a try! 🙂

Miz Helen on August 20, 2018 8:43 pm

We grow Patty Pan Squash and really love it. These are great recipes! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
Miz Helen

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