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6 of the Best Recipes for Patty Pan Squash

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The first time I saw patty pan squash, I was a little taken aback but it’s lovely scalloped edges and squat appearance. But over the years, I’ve seen patty pan squash become more commonplace at farmer’s markets and grocery stores. 

So, if you haven’t tried using patty pan squash before, either baby patty pan squash or full-sized, then these recipes may entice you do just that. Whether you’re growing your own at home or buying from local farmers markets, there are many things you can do with patty pan squash!

recipes for Patty Pan squash

What is patty pan squash?

Patty pan squash, also known as scallop squash, is a type of summer squash distinguished by its small, round, and shallow shape with scalloped edges, resembling a flying saucer. It comes in various colors, including white, green, and yellow. 

Patty pan squash has a tender texture and a mild, slightly sweet flavor, making it versatile for various recipe uses such as roasting, grilling, or stuffing. It is typically harvested when young and small, ensuring a more delicate taste and texture, so many of the recipes shared below are perfect for baby patty pan squash as well as full-sized.

Delicious Recipes for Patty Pan Squash

Here are some fantastic and fresh recipes for baby pattypan squash that will have you wanting to use this fun vegetable all summer long. For many recipes, you may even be able to substitute in yellow squash if that’s all you have on hand.

  • Grilled Patty Pan Squash (Kalyn’s Kitchen): If you’re looking for an easy and healthy way to use those patty pan squashes, then look no further than this recipe for grilled Patty Pan Squash marinated with olive oil and vinegar dressing, fresh herbs and topped with creamy goat cheese. This is sure to be a summer favorite!
  • Roasted Patty Pan Squash with Parmesan (I’d Rather Be A Chef): With only 4 ingredients, this recipe may seem simple, but it’s packed with flavor and delicious! Scott begins with steaming the squash before roasting and then topping with shaved parmesan cheese!
  • Pattypan Squash Savory Bread Pudding (Coconut and Lime): This recipe is a perfect way to use pattypan squash and leftover bread to make a delicious savory bread pudding. A perfect side dish or a lighter main dish, this could give those traditional squash casseroles a run for their money. Try it!
  • Stuffed Patty Pan Squash with Rainbow Chard, Walnuts, and Goat Cheese (Jawns I Cooked): Stuffed Pattypan Squash with Rainbow Swiss Chard, Walnuts & Goat Cheese make a great veggie-forward appetizer or side you can make in about 45 minutes! These cute and flavorful squash are loaded with flavorful filling that goes great alongside your favorite main dishes!
  • Meat Stuffed Patty Pan Squash (Masala Herb): Patty pan squash stuffed with meat is a French main course meal. You can use larger patty pan squash too for this recipe.
  • Veggie Stuffed Patty Pan Squash (Eat Simple Food): This vegetarian / vegan stuffed patty pan squash recipe is versatile as you can stuff them with any leftovers that you may have.  In this case, they are filled with wild rice, sautéed carrots, celery, red peppers, onions, and garlic.
  • Patty Pan Squash Crumble (FarmFreshFeasts.com): Did you know that squash can become a delicious, healthy dessert with just a few pantry staples? Make this patty pan squash crumble with whole wheat flour. oats, sugar, and spices and serve alongside vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream for a summer treat!

How to Grow Squash at Home

Interested in growing patty pan squash or any other squash or zucchini in your home vegetable garden? It’s easy! Check out my tutorials below:

Do you have more recipes for Patty Pan Squash? Be sure to comment below and let us know what has worked for you. Happy Gardening!


Saturday 8th of June 2024

Thanks for including my recipe!


Wednesday 12th of June 2024