Monday, June 27, 2011

Grilled Pattypan Squash

Grilled Pattypan Squash recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
My love for pattypan squash has reached an all new level. You might think I'd be tired of these squash by now, but I am still thrilled to have so many from our garden. We grilled these pattypan squash with the Ono and they were wonderful together. The squash texture was absolutely perfect.

My only advice is to make sure that your slices are as even as possible. If your slices are not even, then the thinner portions will be overcooked while the thicker ones are still finishing. I have the perfect use now for the random over-sized squash that appear in the garden every so often.

Remember to season pattypans generously. This is a very mild tasting squash and will be rather bland on it's own.

Grilled Pattypan Squash
(printable recipe)

Large pattypan squash
Olive oil
Salt, coarse sea salt or kosher salt
Freshly cracked pepper

Wash the squash, cut out the stem and trim the bottom of the squash as well. Make thin horizontal slices through the width of the squash. I made ours about 1/2" to 3/4" thick and they grilled beautifully.

Brush both sides of the slices with olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Grill approximately 8-10 minutes, or until tender. Turn once as the squash is cooking.



  1. thank goodness you have a love for this vegetable because i have just discovered it and I need guidence! Delicious healthy AND quick!

  2. I am sure this taste as good as it looks.

  3. Look like a meal that full of nutritious and fresh!

  4. When I had a garden (sniff, sniff, bye community patch! waaaboohoooo), these were my favorite things to grow. I mean, they're so CUTE! I know we shouldn't care about food being cute, but seriously? Adorable.

  5. Oh no, cute is very important. That just might be one of the main reasons why I adore my pattypans so much! They just plain make me happy.

  6. Even the name--pattypan! Love it.

    Um, I think I am going to ask you to adopt me, despite the fact that I am older than you. This blog is so purdy and all the food looks so delicious. At first I thought I wanted to make it all myself and now I'm pretty sure I just want to be the world's oldest living adopted child. :P

  7. How about if I volunteer to feed you any chance I get? Feel free to visit, I'm just a hop, a skip and a reaaaaaaally long jump away from you.

  8. OK, you are amazing. I have been looking over your blog and am now STARVING. This post especially made me smile, as last year we got patty pan squash in our CSA haul and I made fun of them for being stupid-looking ... when in fact the only stupid one was me, since I did not know how to cook them. But now I have the key to stupidity prevention, and it is this post.