Baked Summer Squash Appetizers

These make great little appetizers and are a fun way to use up squash from your garden or from the farmers market.



  • 1 summer squash
  • 1 c. shredded cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano gives a nice texture)
  • 3 T. fresh herbs — we used parsley, rosemary, chives, and a little sage
  • 1/8 c. olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Summer Squash Appetizers
  2. Slice the summer squash lengthwise into pieces about 1/4 inch thick.
    Slicing the squash
  3. Place the squash on the lined baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
    Brush squash with olive oil
  4. Snip the herbs with a kitchen shears and sprinkle on top of the squash. Cover the top of each piece with shredded cheese.Shredded parm reg cheese
  5. Add a few more herbs and give them a quick brush with the oil. Otherwise the herbs can easily burn.
    Baked Summer Squash
  6. Bake about twenty minutes, keeping an eye on your appetizers so they don’t get too brown.





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