Parmesan Baked Yellow Squash is one of my favorite ways to prepare yellow squash. I really enjoy yellow squash, and this recipe is quite special. I like yellow squash fried, baked, in casseroles and in salads.
If you like yellow squash as much as I do, you may also enjoy my Yellow Squash Casserole, Balsamic Yellow Squash Bake, Black-Eyed Pea’s Baked Yellow Squash, or my favorite way to make it: Fried Eggplant, Zucchini or Yellow Squash.
Parmesan Baked Yellow Squash is also another one of my favorite ways to make squash because it has the delicate flavors of cheese and cornmeal permeating it. Then it’s seasoned very simply with salt and pepper. It’s so incredibly easy–too easy!
Parmesan Baked Yellow squash is a fabulously tasty, low calorie version of my regular sautéed squash or zucchini. This version cuts hundreds of calories since the butter is removed from the recipe. Dredging the squash in cornmeal gives the squash an even sweeter flavor.
I can eat bowls full of this delicious side dish, it’s so hearty and satisfying. This is also a great way to get your kids to eat squash or zucchini. For those of you who grow a garden, this is a good way to use up garden produce, too.
When I originally made this recipe in August 2012, I only snapped a few pictures, and those were of inferior quality. Since this recipe has over 1,500 pins on Pinterest, I figured it was time to make up another batch of Parmesan Baked Yellow Squash again so everyone could see the beauty of it.
I served it last night for company and I took some pictures so you could have a better appreciation of this tasty squash. This time I sprinkled a 6-cheese Italian blend of cheeses on top of the yellow squash before baking it that includes mozzarella, parmesan, asiago, romano, provolone and fontina cheeses. It was awesome!
If you’re looking for a healthy, low calorie, gluten free way to make up yellow squash, then give Parmesan Baked Yellow Squash a try. You won’t be disappointed….any you may even find yourself a new favorite side dish!
Parmesan Baked Yellow Squash is succulent, savory and wonderful to the tastebuds.
I cooked up 4 yellow squash for this batch.
Doesn’t Parmesan Baked Yellow Squash look terrific?
Here’s what I did.
Wash squash and cut off ends. Do not pat dry. Slice squash and dredge in cornmeal. Place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Sprinkle squash liberally with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with parmesan cheese or 6-cheese Italian blend: mozzarella, parmesan, asiago, romano, provolone and fontina. Both options make this a mouthwatering vegetable.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes until slightly browned and squash is cooked through.
Here’s what the squash looked like after it was done. It was mouthwatering. I could literally eat this every day! I’d use the same ingredients but with zucchini, eggplant, and even golden beets.
This close up allows you to see the texture of this tasty side dish.
Ready to eat! I can eat my weight in squash prepared this way. (But my husband has asked me not to!) I think what makes it taste so wonderful is the cornmeal it is dredged in. It adds a wonderful flavor.
Here’s the recipe.
PARMESAN BAKED YELLOW SQUASH
(Recipe inspired by Lorrel Newton, First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)
- 1 or 2 medium yellow squash, washed, ends cut off, and sliced in 1/8” slices
- about ½ to 3/4 cup cornmeal
- Salt and pepper, as desired
- Parmesan cheese, or Italian 6-cheese blend, as desired
- Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.
- Place cornmeal in small bowl.
- Press yellow squash slices into cornmeal to cover completely on one side.
- Turn squash slices over and coat other side with cornmeal.
- Place on cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese (or 6-cheese Italian blend).
- Bake at 350° for about 30 minutes until yellow squash is slightly browned and cooked through.
- Remove to medium-sized paper towel-lined bowl.
- Season again with salt and pepper, if desired.
While this recipe isn’t vegan, it is gluten free, low calorie, clean and a healthier option than many casserole recipes.
This is a great way to use up yellow squash and extra garden produce, too.
Every forkful is amazing.