Summer Squash and Zucchini

photograph of small yellow and green summer squash.

Squash are commonly divided into two groups; summer and winter. Summer squash such as zucchini can be eaten cooked or raw.

Zucchini Recipes


Quantity recipes containing zucchini from the USDA Mixing Bowl.

Squash Fact Sheet (PDF | 430 KB)

Mississippi State University Extension Service.

This fact sheet provides growing information, food safety tips, nutrient information, mealtime ideas, fun facts, and ways to involve children in preparation. From One to Grow On: A Garden-Based Learning Program for Preschoolers.

Reasons for the Seasons: Summer Squash (2012) (PDF | 381 KB)

University of California Cooperative Extension.

Four page fact sheet includes nutrition benefits, serving tips, tips to prevent food-borne illness, shopping tips, preparation, handing and storage. There are also two recipes and a coloring page for children.

Vegetables for Health Series: Zucchini and Summer Squash

University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

This two page fact sheet includes facts about summer squash and zucchini, information about nutrition, selection, storage and preparation. Includes three recipes with nutrition facts.

Watch Your Garden Grow - Summer Squash

University of Illinois Extension.

Web fact sheet explains the different varieties of summer squash, gives selection and storage tips, and provides nutritional value and health benefits. Also includes preparation and serving tips, home preservation guidance and a recipe.

What to Do With Zucchini!

University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lancaster County Extension.

Three page fact sheet includes tips for preparing and freezing zucchini, in addition to several recipes for zucchini. Also available as PDF(292 KB).

Zucchini (March 2010) (PDF | 364 KB)

Utah State University Extension.

Zucchini fact sheet includes nutrition information and selection and preparation tips. Preservation information includes freezing, canning, pickling, drying and storing. Recipes for zucchini and references also included.