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9 Tasty New Ways to Cook Yellow Squash

You'll be loving these exciting recipes when yellow squash goes berserk at the farmers markets and grocery stores.

1. Low Carb Yellow Squash Casserole

"This recipe was created to use up a large amount of squash we were given," says Tigray. "It satisfies my husband's low-carb diet and tastes great!"

Low Carb Yellow Squash Casserole

Photo by Paula

2. Yellow Squash and Tofu Stir Fry

"A great, quick vegetarian dish that includes yellow squash, zucchini, and tofu, making for a beautifully-colored dish," says malevolentglitter.

Yellow Squash and Tofu Stir Fry

Photo by LilSnoo

3. Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

"These quesadillas make great appetizers or a quick and healthy meal," says Jennifer Baker. "Serve while hot with your favorite salsa, sour cream, and guacamole."

Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

Photo by CCLoves2Bake

4. Savory Summer Squash with Bacon

"I love squash but wanted a new recipe with fewer calories," says Katrinika. "I came up with a bunch of pasta recipes. So I thought, why not substitute yellow squash for pasta? And it worked! All the ingredients can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until ready to cook. Long, slender young squash make for the best texture."

Savory Summer Squash with Bacon

Photo by lutzflcat

5. Zucchini Fritters

"Pan-fried zucchini, yellow squash, and carrot cakes, with golden crispy edges and tender insides," says MooShell. "These make great dippers. You would never know that these nutritious fritters amount to eating your vegetables."

Zucchini Fritters

Photo by Linda T

6. Summer Squash Burritos

Try these with any squash, and your favorite filling, for an instant classic!

Summer Squash Burritos

Photo by Ann Marie Natal

7. Squash and Kohlrabi Empanadas

"Need to sneak some vegetables by a picky eater?" asks Jennie. "These empanadas are the perfect vehicle for spicing up vegetables. Use homemade dough if you want, but for those short on time as we all usually are, store-bought pie crust works great."

Squash and Kohlrabi Empanadas

Photo by dfowler

8. Squash Zoodler Omelet

For this quick-and-easy omelet, you'll zoodle squash and cook it with spinach and cilantro and top with egg and mozzarella cheese.

Squash Zoodler Omelet

Photo by Rock_lobster

9. Golden Gazpacho Dip

"Look for the yellowest tomatoes and the brightest yellow squash for this soup-inspired dip," says SandyG. "As the dip rests, it may give off liquid, which can be drained if you like."

Golden Gazpacho Dip

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

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