Pesto Squash Recipe -
Pesto Squash Recipe
  • READY IN 16 mins

Pesto Squash

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"A fast, easy side dish with Italian flavor!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    16 mins


  1. Place zucchini in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes.
  2. In a serving bowl, mix together zucchini and pesto. Top with Parmesan cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 20, 2011

Even better if you quick saute the zucchini in a little olive oil/butter over medium high heat until they get a little caramelization, but still firm. Then toss with pesto (preferably homemade) and a little parmesan.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 10, 2010

Serviceable, but pesto deserves better. Use it on the Spinach and Feta Pita Bake instead.


18 Ratings

Oct 29, 2009

As if this wasn't quick and easy enough, microwaving made it even more so. I used both zucchini and yellow squash and homemade pesto I had frozen during the summer. The homemade stuff can't be beat! When I mixed it in with the zucchini it looked like pesto overload but it turned out to be just the right amount. Something so delicious in under 5 minutes - unbelievable.

Aug 15, 2007

Is it OK to give something so simple 5 stars? I had a leftover zucchini and just wanted a new idea for seasoning it simply. I peeled and cut the zucchini into chunks, then put it in my steamer for about 10 minutes - still had some nice firmness. The pesto and fresh grated parmesan gave it a nice flavor. Will definitely be remembering this idea for the future. Thanks!

Jul 09, 2010

Even as I was mixing this, I thought "Zucchini, pesto, really? Is this gonna be any good?" Well, it is. The other raters are right. Zucchini and pesto definitely go together, and whoever figured that out is a genius. The only thing I did differently was increase the parmesan to about 1/4 cup. Four tablespoons of cheese just won't cut it for this girl.

Jun 07, 2010

This was great, I added some extra olive oil at the end and served it over spinach linguine as a main dish... Everyone loved it, and it was filling!

Aug 30, 2006

Really yummy side dish! I never would have though to put pesto with zuccini, but it goes really well. The nice bit of parm. goes really well too :)

Oct 11, 2006

This was quite good. I kept the calories down by making a quick pesto of steamed broccoli, fresh basil, a little low fat tofu, a tablespoon of pine nuts and a dash of olive oil and seasonings.


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  • Calories
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 30.2 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 15.5 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 572 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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