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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 spinkle 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 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

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 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.

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!

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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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Friday 19th of February 2021

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Monday 21st of September 2020

Tried this tonight, excellent, we don’t usually like squash but it was so tasty!

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Hi Cheryl! I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe. It is our favorite way to make squash and so much easier than the traditional way of frying squash. I appreciate you leaving a comment and stopping by to visit. I hope you'll stop by again soon. Have a Great week! ~Norine


Monday 31st of August 2020

I hate frying squash. We always have so many and my husband loves them fried. I tried this recipe and my husband loves it. The only way I’ll fry squash now is this way. So easy and less messy!

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Hi Martha! I hate the mess of frying squash so I totally understand what you're saying here! It's the entire reason I came up with this recipe. I just knew there had to be a better way to prepare fried squash! I'm so glad you husband likes this recipe. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with me. I hope you have a GREAT weekend. Come back soon. Happy Nesting! Norine

jane mclain

Saturday 29th of August 2020

Could you use half breadcrumbs and half cornmeal for this?

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Hi Jane! I would think that would work beautifully and add extra flavor. I'd give it a try at least. You'll have a great combo like a fried green tomato. ~Norine

James Spangler

Monday 17th of August 2020

Just wanted to say thanks for sharing this recipe. I made it the other day and everyone, including the kids (15 & 13) loved it!

We loved it so much I'm making it for dinner tomorrow night when my parents come over for dinner :D

FYI, I substituted crushed pork rinds instead of bread crumbs to make it low carb / keto diet friendly. This fit well with your recipe!

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

Hi James! I'm so glad that your kids loved this recipe as well as the adults! Especially teenagers! WIN!!! I love your substitution as well! I never would have thought to crush up pork rinds! Brilliant. Thank you for sharing. Thanks for stopping by. Norine

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