Oven Fried Squash

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 Flintstone’s club has nothing on my gigantic crooked yellow squash!

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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

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 add’s 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.

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.

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.

P.S. You can find this recipe on the Weekend Potluck by clicking HERE.







Yield: 4-6 servings

Oven Fried Squash

Oven Fried Squash

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: 164 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 35mg Sodium: 352mg Carbohydrates: 14g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g


  1. Little Quiltsong | 12th Aug 17

    Another great recipe – thank you for sharing! We made your Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole – and LOVED it. It was half gone, before I remembered I wanted to take a picture of it – so the pic isn’t the greatest, but the recipe is one, we will make over and over. Thank you so much Norine :)!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 14th Aug 17

      Oh my goodness! You are SO welcome! I absolutely LOVE it when you share with me how one of my recipes turned out for you. It makes my day and brings a smile to my face! I can’t tell you how many times I start eating before taking a shot of the new recipe! (Yikes!) I don’t mind at all if it is half gone…just shows me that you were too busy enjoying for picture taking…and THAT’S the most important thing! Thanks again for sharing with me. You brighten my days!
      Happy Nesting ~

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  3. Gail Law | 14th Mar 18

    Yes Ma’am! These look delicious! Will fix my Yellow Squash this way next time 🙂

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 14th Mar 18

      Hi Gail!
      Thanks so much for stopping by! Ya made my whole day! I know you’ll love this recipe. It’s my new favorite way of making this classic dish! Have a GREAT week.
      Happy Nesting! (or farming!)

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  5. Buffy Harris | 4th Jul 18

    I need help!!!! I am baking this squash as we speak. It has been in the oven on the same side for 30 minutes and It will not brow. Followed the receipe exactly as it said. What am I doing wrong? 🙈

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 5th Jul 18

      Hi Buffy!
      Sorry I missed this message yesterday! I’m not sure why it wasn’t browning for you. I’m not sure why…if you greased the cookie sheet with cooking spray or oil it should have browned beautifully. I’m so sorry if it didn’t work for you. The other thing I’d suggest is maybe turning up the heat on your oven by 25 degrees.
      Again I’m so sorry.

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  7. Gail | 1st Aug 19

    Turned out perfectly. I used yellow zucchini from the farmer’s market and I placed parchment paper on the baking sheet and brushed with oil. I also used freshly grated Romano cheese which I had on hand. Delicious!!

    • norine@norinesnest.com | 6th Aug 19

      Hi Gail!
      Thanks so much for sharing with me. I love the addition of Romano cheese! Love this easy side dish during the summer months. So glad you enjoyed it too. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!
      Happy Nesting!

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