Call it Zucchini, Call it Summer Squash: Just Make These Recipes

August 19, 2016

All zucchini are summer squash, but not all summer squash are zucchini. (Read all about the different types here.)

But here's the truth: Pattypan squash don't know they're not zucchini, and neither do Costata Romanesco or Zephyr squash. And if the squash aren't so concerned about their differences, then—so long as they don't bring too many seeds or too much bitterness to the party—neither are we. Nor these recipes!

Use any variety of summer squash (or call them zucchini!) you'd like. Ease yourself in with some sweet cookies and loaves, then move onto the savory heavy-hitters.



Say your neighbor drops off a share of their bumper crop of zucchini. What do you turn it into? Tell us in the comments.


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A (former) student of English, a lover of raisins, a user of comma splices. My spirit animal is an eggplant. I'm probably the person who picked all of the cookie dough out of the cookie dough ice cream. For that, I'm sorry.


Juliebell August 21, 2016
Don't forget the zucchini butter!
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Sarah J. August 21, 2016
Good call!
PHIL August 19, 2016
mmm.... so many options, fried and tossed with rigatoni and cheese, cubed and sauteed with fresh tomato chunks, cut thin lengthwise , grilled and sprinkled with balsamic and fresh herbs, zucchini noodles.