19 Types of Yellow Squash

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Yellow squash is one of the popular homegrown vegetables in grocery stores and farmers markets. It’s also versatile, which means you can steam, bake, roast, saute, and puree this vegetable. There are distinct types of squashes.

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash gets its name from its flesh, which looks like spaghetti noodles. Spaghetti squash adds a mild flavor to soups and sauces. You can also roast it and add it as a side.

‘Sweet Dumpling’ Squash

‘Sweet Dumpling’ squash has a creamy yellow skin with green stripes. This winter squash weighs about one pound. It’s also one of the sweetest squash varieties and is a great addition to soups.

Yellow Squash

Yellow squash has dull to bright yellow skin, and its size is similar to a zucchini. Yellow squash is often substituted for zucchini as its skin is soft and edible. You can use yellow squash in stir-fries.

Scallop Squash

Pattypan squash is a summer squash also known as a flying saucer squash due to its shape. The squash is easy to grow and produces a bumper harvest like zucchini. Unlike most squashes, the pattypan squash is small, like a green pepper, but has tender skin that doesn’t need peeling.