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Cheesy Fried Squash Recipe

Cheesy Fried Squash

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"Just a recipe I came up with while trying different ways to cook squash."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Place squash in a large bowl and pour in creamy salad dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove squash from refrigerator and sprinkle in the parmesan cheese; mix to coat well. Stir in the flour, coating well.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully place squash in oil and fry until lightly browned. Turn once, and add onions. Fry until squash is browned on both sides. Using a slotted spoon, transfer squash and onions to paper towels to drain.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 17, 2003

I had a craving for fried squash and I was happy to come across this recipe. Frying squash is a popular way to prepare squash in the South, albeit not the healthiest way! To make it a little bit healthier without losing the flavor, I sprayed the pan with Pam and then added about a tablespoon of olive oil. This way, you don't have to drain anything. Rather than being deep fried it's more sauteed. I made a few other adjustments. I added a sprinkling of garlic powder and Emeril's seasoning. (any seasoned salt will do.) This gave it more flavor. If make this again I will dip the squash slices in the flour mixture to get a more even coating. It got clumpy when I mixed it all together.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 01, 2007

Not bad, but I think I would prefer it baked instead. Next time I'll substitute bread crumbs or cracker crumbs for the flour as well. I thought the onions were a nice touch though. The kids didn't like it.


16 Ratings

Jun 26, 2006

I omitted the onion because I was pressed for time, and instead of salad dressing I used buttermilk, and the results were wonderful! I also added a little finely shredded Colby/Jack cheese to the Parmesan at the end, and that was even better. I'm eating the leftovers for lunch today!

Aug 13, 2003

i liked the way the miracle whip sticks to the squash. i followed the directions but used salted cornmeal instead of flour. my husband loved them because the salt gave it the flavor it needed.

Oct 04, 2005

Very good recipe! Even my kids liked it. Only four starts because I, too, would like a less clumpy coating. I will dip them in flour next time rather than mix it in.

Aug 13, 2003

Not bad, but it needs seasoning. I found the flour mixture to be bland.

Jul 10, 2008

Delicious!! I also followed reviewers suggestions of dipping in flour seperatly rather than mixing it in, I added a little onion powder and garlic powder, plus some good ole salt and pepper to the flour mixture. I also sprinkled parmesan cheese on top everytime I removed some from the pan. Came out delicious.

Aug 05, 2007

WONDERFUL!!! My husband now LOVES Squash and Zucinni. :-) I did take the advise of others and not put the flour in the mixture before frying. It was WONDERFUL!!!


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  • Calories
  • 537 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 37.7 g
  • 58%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 330 mg
  • 13%

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

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