Roasted Parmesan Summer Squash

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Roasted Parmesan Summer Squash makes a tasty side dish and couldn't be easier to make. With a little Parmesan and EVOO, it tastes incredible.

83 CALORIES 5g CARBS 6g FAT 4g PROTEIN
3
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(3 Old SmartPoints™)
(2 PointsPlus®)

Roasted Parmesan Summer Squash that's sliced in half, drizzled with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, and bakes in the oven until it is tender and sweet, makes the perfect healthy side dish for any meal.

Summer squash is one of those vegetables I love to cook, especially this time of year when it is sweet and you can find it everywhere. It's also so easy! Unlike winter squash there isn't any need to peel or prep the squash. All you need to do is slice it in half, add some olive oil and Parmesan cheese, and roast it in the oven. After about 20 minites it comes out tender and full of flavor.  Plus it's low calorie and really good for you, making it a winning combination for dinner.

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Martha Stewart where she roasted her veggies in about a gallon of oil and so much cheese. And although this might sound tasty, it's completely unneccessary. Using just a few tablespoons of oil and a really flavorful Parmesan cheese, you really don't need to go crazy. The squash itself has a delicious, sweet flavor and by adding just a small amount you can enhance that flavor and still keep things light and healthy.

When making this Roasted Parmesan Summer Squash, here are things to keep in mind:

  • While I absolutely love using yellow summer squash, this would work great with zucchini and other summer squashes as well.
  • Consider adding some herbs or spices to complement your meal. This is delicious with rosemary, thyme, Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, garlic powder, or even some Cajun seasoning for something with a kick.
  • Hard cheeses tend to have less calories than soft cheeses, which is why I opted for Parmesan in this recipe. However you could defintiely substitute in any type of cheese you love - romano, pecorino, mozzarella, cheddar, goat, feta, and blue cheese would all be delicious.

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The Recipe

Roasted Parmesan Summer Squash

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 25 Min
TOTAL TIME: 30 Min
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Ingredients

US METRICS
  • 2 lbs summer squash (about 6 small squash)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 summer squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 2g
7%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 79mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate 5g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

About the author Meet Lisa Cain
Hi, I'm Lisa, aka Snack Girl and my website is devoted to making eating well fun. I create recipes, review food, and talk a lot about how to best journey down the healthy road. Learn More
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