(Recipe) Baked Summer Squash

Squash is a versatile and tasty vegetable. It can help build your immune system thanks to its antioxidant vitamin C and magnesium. It boasts anti-inflammatory qualities and a number of other health positives.

Recipe: Baked Summer Squash 

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds of summer squash (zucchini, patty pan or yellow crookneck squash)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grown pepper

  • Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the squash stem ends and slice the squash cross-wise in ¼-inch-thick rounds. Toss with the olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan, salt and pepper. Arrange the squash rounds in a 9 x 12-inch rectangular baking dish or 10-inch pie plate. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the squash.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake another five minuets until the top is bubbling and crispy.

  • Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories — 150
  • Total fat — 11 g
  • Saturated fat — 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol — 4 mg
  • Sodium — 341 mg
  • Carbohydrate — 9 g
  • Fiber — 2 g
  • Protein — 5 g

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    Source: the Karen Yontz Women’s Cardiac Awareness Center

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    Ali Stoffer, RD, is a registered dietitian at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI 

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