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Baked Parmesan Breaded Squash

Baked yellow squash is beautifully crispy. You don’t have to turn the pieces, but do keep an eye on them. — Debi Mitchell, Flower Mound, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 cups thinly sliced yellow summer squash (3 medium)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450°. Place squash in a large bowl. Add oil and seasonings; toss to coat.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs and cheese. Dip squash in crumb mixture to coat both sides, patting to help coating adhere. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, rotating pans halfway through baking.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 137 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.
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  • Janealee
    Jul 28, 2020

    An abundance of squash so using this tonight. Sounds delish.

  • Rosemary
    Jul 18, 2020

    I couldn't find how much crumbs or cheese anywhere. They came out soggy not crispy. I'm very disappointed. I followed everything exactly as written.

  • Maryejordan
    Jan 20, 2020

    Very good

  • lpugh9
    Jan 27, 2019

    This recipe was very good, my husband even liked it and he isn’t fond of squash.

  • gunslinger
    Dec 29, 2016

    A delicious healthy alternative to fried squash!

  • Lady Fingers
    Sep 14, 2015

    This was easy and came out great. It would also be good made with pattypan (flying saucer) squash. It would probably be less crisp with zucchini.I made about 1/2 pound of squash, which made 2 generous side-dish servings, and then I used the leftover panko and parmesan mixture to coat some pork chops, which I baked at the same time.

  • brownrexx
    Oct 10, 2014

    Simple and very tasty. I also tried the same method with zucchini and green tomatoes with good results. I used some seasoned Panko bread crumbs the second time and omitted the parmesan. It was really good.

  • Janadele
    Jun 6, 2014

    Easy recipe for summertime meals.

  • cindiak
    May 16, 2014

    I've been looking for something different to do with squash. This was yummy and very easy to prepare.

  • aug2295
    Jan 30, 2014

    Very good and easy enough for a weeknight dinner to boot.