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17 Best Patty Pan Squash Recipes That Make the Perfect Side for Fall Dinners

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17 Best Patty Pan Squash Recipes That Make the Perfect Side for Fall Dinners

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Have you ever wondered what to do with those delightful little squash that look tiny little flying saucers? Here is your answer! Try one of these easy patty pan squash recipes for dinner tonight or for your upcoming Thanksgiving feast but before you get out your pots, pans, and peelers you may want a quick refresher on what patty pan squash even is in the first place if you have not heard of it before. Here's the lowdown: Patty pan squash is a small, scalloped, round summer squash and it's also just as healthy as it is yummy particularly when it's stuffed patty pan squash and get this: The name patty pan" is derived from a pan for baking a patty. Who would have guessed?  And don't let the whole summer squash thing fool you patty pan is actually available year round so you can throw it in your favorite fall soup recipes and include it in your Thanksgiving side dish lineup.

With a creamy texture and buttery flavor, this delightful squash is also the perfect side dish for your next dinner party whether you opt for a more adventurous recipe say a patty pan squash casserole loaded with spicy peppers or prepare it more traditionally roasted patty pan squash anyone? you and your family won't be disappointed with our top picks. Onwards squash lovers.

Roasted Zucchini and Patty Pan Squash

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Featuring fresh thyme and marjoram leaves this sophisticated recipe will elicit some serious oohs from your dinner party guests don't worry we won't tell them it only took you 30 minutes.

Patty Pan Squash Panzanella

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Panzanella is typically made in the summer months but here the bright colorful addition of patty pan squash means you can enjoy the popular Italian salad all year long use up your stale bread in style.

Stuffed Patty Pan Squash Recipe

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Cheesy, garlicky and loaded with vegetables both inside and out this stuffed patty pan squash will quickly become a new family favorite your kids will get a kick out of that fun saucer shape too.

Pan-Fried Patty Pan Squash

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Fry up a batch of patty pan squash for an indulgent side dish that's still incredibly healthy lightly dredged in flour and served with an small dollop of herbed sour cream it's sure to go fast so make extra.

Italian Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

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Simple and delicious this low calorie meal takes advantage of the cute  lid  atop patty pan squash. The filling can also be made ahead of time meaning it's the perfect option for weeknight dinners.

Southwestern Patty Pan Squash Casserole

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Cream cheese and mayo are just the thing to balance out the heat in this spicy pepper loaded patty pan squash casserole.

Sausage Stuffed White Patty Pan Squash

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Elegant white patty pan squash are the perfect vessel for this Italian sausage, feta cheese and panko bread crumb combo.

Roasted Patty Pan Squash

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Keep it light and simple with this roasted patty pan squash recipe flavored with garlic and fresh herbs. You can prep this easy side dish in just 5 minutes.

Patty Pan Squash Carpaccio

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Add patty pan to your next antipasto platter or appetizer spread.

Patty Pan Soup

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Don't let the name summer squash fool you patty pan is available year-round we love this soup recipe for fall.

Patty Pan Squash Stuffed with Basil Orzo

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Savory cheese and basil pair well with sweet summer squash.

Roasted Patty Pan Squash and Herbed Chickpeas Recipe

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All of the rich roasted flavors of this light yet filling dish make it a must-try.

Grilled Personal Patty Pan Squash Pizza

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Skip delivery and grill some pizzas sneakily made with patty pan squash.

Scallops in Roasted Patty Pan Squash

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This gourd goes great with all kinds of seafood but scallops and squash are a match made in heaven.

Baked Patty Pan Squash Parmesan with Garlic Breadcrumbs

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Flip the script on eggplant parmesan and use patty pan instead.

Red Lentil Spaghetti with Grilled Patty Pan Squash

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This light and lovely pasta meal is easy enough for a busy weeknight but delicious enough for a special occasion.

Summer Squash Casserole with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

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Serve this up at your next potluck.


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