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Oven Fried Squash

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Delicious tender yellow summer squash with a crispy flavorful crumb breading oven fried to a golden brown. Finish it off with a sprinkle of a Parmesan cheese for the BEST, and easiest, Oven Fried Squash recipe you’ll ever try!

Sliced squash that is breaded and fried

It’s summer and the garden has been a tad neglected! (Now there’s a huge understatement!) How neglected you ask? Well…let’s just say Fred Flintstones’ club has nothing on my gigantic crooked yellow squash!

What does one do to use up all those gargantuan vegetables? Well…if you’re the massive health freak I am (cough, choke, gag!)…you fry them! Lol

I’ve been frying squash for years, on my stove top, in a skillet. Then this idea to “oven fry” came to me. I’m absolutely in L.O.V.E. with it! It’s so good I think I’ll just continue ignoring that crookneck squash, so we can have this again, and again, and again.

Oven Fried Squash on platter

How To Make Oven Fried Squash

Preheat your oven to 325° degrees. Oil a large baking sheet with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. I used a pastry brush to make sure the pan was completely covered.

Slice your squash into 1/4 thick inch slices. In one bowl place 1 Cup Bread Crumbs, 1/2 tsp. garlic salt, 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper, and 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese. Mix well and place in shallow dish.

*Please note that I always go light on the salt in my recipes so feel free to salt to your taste.

TIP: I love to use Lawry’s Garlic Salt with dried Parsley Flakes. It adds a pop of color and flavor.

In a separate bowl place beat one egg.

Dip the squash in the egg wash, and then in the bread crumbs, making sure both sides are equally coated. Lay on your greased baking sheet.

Place in preheated oven.

Baking Oven Fried Squash

Bake for 15 minutes. Check to see if the squash, side down, is golden brown. Carefully flip squash over.

Cook other side until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to rest for about 3–4 minutes.

Use a spatula to slide under the squash and remove for the baking sheet to a serving dish. This will help prevent all that crispy goodness from sticking to the pan!

Garnish with an extra sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese.

Serve hot with a side of Ranch Dressing… and a napkin for all the drooling you’ll be doing.

Summer Side Dish Recipes

This is a fantastic summer side dish. You can use either zucchini or crookneck. Both will work wonderfully.

The season is so short so whip up a batch of this amazing crunchy, crispy flavorful squash while you can.

Happy Nesting Friends!

Photo of Norine and her signature.
Yield: 4-6 servings

Oven Fried Squash

Pile of Oven Fried Squash on a plate

Big beautiful summer squash is dipped in a seasoned breading and oven fried to perfection! It's quick, easy, and a great way to get your stubborn veggie eaters to enjoy your harvest!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 large yellow crook neck or zucchini squash, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Coarse Black pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, for baking


  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Coat a large baking sheet with 3 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  3. In a shallow dish beat one egg.
  4. In a separate shallow dish add 1 cup fine bread crumbs, Parmesan Cheese, garlic salt, and coarse black pepper. Mix well.
  5. Place one round of squash in the egg wash. Be sure to coat both sides.
  6. Remove squash from egg wash and place in the bread crumbs. Coating onside and then the other.
  7. Place Squash on coated baking sheet.
  8. Repeat until all the pieces of squash have been coated and your baking sheet is full.
  9. Place baking sheet in your preheated oven.
  10. Bake for 10-15 minutes. When squash is crispy and golden on the side that is facing down, gently flip it over, using a fork, to bake the other side.
  11. Bake for another 10- 15 minutes or until the edges are golden and crispy.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 3-4 minutes.
  13. Slide a spatula under each fried squash round and place on a serving tray.
  14. Garnish with additional Parmesan Cheese.
  15. Serve warm with Ranch Dressing as a dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 352mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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Brandi Roberts

Monday 10th of July 2023

I used Italian bread crumbs ...This was so delish! Thank you for sharing!!

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Wednesday 12th of July 2023

Hi Brandi! You can never go wrong with additional flavor! Love that you used Italian bread crumbs. Thanks for stopping by and sharing. Come back again soon. Norine

Danielle C

Saturday 15th of April 2023

Hello, is the parmesan freshly grated, or the kind in the can? Thank you!

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Tuesday 18th of April 2023

Hi Danielle! I use the can kind for this recipe. You can use freshly grated, but it works best with the green can. (wink, wink) Enjoy! Norine


Wednesday 20th of July 2022

A great recipe for using some of that summer squash.Didn’t add or change anything ,definitely a keeper.Only thing is you need to double the recipe so you can have some before it’s gone(;

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Thursday 21st of July 2022

Hi Mason! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe! For years I fried squash and lived with the guilt. Then I thought...I bet I can cut out a lot of the fat and do this in the oven. It's now my favorite way to make summer squash! I agree...doubling is a must! Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us today! Have a GREAT weekend. Norine


Monday 10th of January 2022

Where has this been all my life? What a fantastic idea! Delicious! Thank you.

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Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Hi Gen! It's a game changer isn't it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing! Hope you have a great day! Norine

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