Summer Squash Recipes

During the first few weeks of our 2023 summer CSA, our members were inundated with a seasonal favorite: summer squash. We were bringing in over 100lbs a week and filling our members boxes with this nourishing veggie. Members were asked to participate in a summer squash recipe challenge where they had to make a dish featuring summer squash and share a photo and the written recipe with us to be entered into a drawing for some farmers market treats!

Here are the recipes that were submitted for the challenge, happy cooking!

Zucchini Lasagna

Recipe submitted by: Cynthia Anderson

1-2 zucchini’s
1 pound of hamburger
Half onion diced
1/2 cup ricotta
1 package or Italian shredded cheese
1 jar of spaghetti sauce

Pre Heat oven to 350
Cook 1 pound of hamburger with onions
Make zucchini ribbons

Add ingredients
Bottom of pan lay in zucchini (like lasagna noodles)
Spoon on ricotta cheese
Layer in: Burger and onions, Spaghetti sauce, Italian cheese, Zucchini, Rest of sauce, Rest of Italian cheese

Bake 350
For 30 minutes
Let it rest for 10 minutes

Use potatoes peeler or mandolin to cut ribbons of zucchini
*Basil would be a nice add in.

Zucchini Bread

Recipe submitted by Augie Witkowski

Summer Squash Fritters

Recipe submitted by Maria Bradely

Here is the recipe: Zucchini or Summer Squash Fritters | Just A Pinch Recipes

The fritters are topped with a homemade pesto and savory cream sauce.

Summer pasts with zucchini, ricotta, and basil

Recipe submitted by Kelsey Sorenson

Here is the recipe: Summer Pasta With Zucchini, Ricotta and Basil Recipe – NYT Cooking (

Zucchini cake with cream cheese frosting

Recipe submitted by Kathy Lougiu

Zucchini Fries

Recipe submitted by Krista Petersen

Here is the recipe: Baked Zucchini Fries – Damn Delicious

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Recipe submitted by Anna Webber

Recipe to come!

Pan Fried Zucchini

Recipe submitted by Matt Zent

Here is the recipe for the zucchini: Crispy Fried Zucchini – Spend With Pennies

Here is the recipe for the tzatziki sauce: Tzatziki Recipe – Love and Lemons

Hope you found a recipe you want to try! Thank our to all the CSA members who spent the time documenting your culinary creations and sending them our way. We’re so happy to connect our community to inspiration among us!

Lots of zucchini love,

Eleanor and Pearce

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