This crispy Parmesan oven fried summer squash is an absolute crowd pleaser, perfect for parties, side dishes or a fun movie snack. Easy to make and BAKED, not fried, these little morsels of goodness are highly addictive!
I don’t know about you guys, but I love squash season. Those big fresh crook necked summer squash have a special place in my heart.
I’m perfectly happy just steaming them and serving with some butter and salt. But these Parmesan crusted squash chips are just SO DAMN GOOD, that I prefer to make it this way when I feel like turning the oven on.
Because yes, these are oven fried. Which means they are tasty AND they are not all that bad for you. Well, they are at least better for you than pan or deep frying in oil.
And guys, these little squash morsels are super easy to make. And did I mention how good they are? DAMN GOOD.
They have that “I want to bury my face in them” goodness.
The Ingredients for Oven Fried Squash
Five ingredients guys. That’s it. Easy to find at your local store, or buy them on Amazon through the below links (affiliate links – I earn a small commission if you buy through these links to help me pay for hours of recipe testing!):
Usually, I recommend using fresh grated Parmesan cheese, but in this case either fresh or off-the-shelf would work just fine.
**I use the off-the-shelf (not fresh grated) Parmesan cheese in this Parmesan Roasted Asparagus recipe and it came out perfectly**
What is panko breadcrumbs made from?
Panko is made using white bread and has a light, airy, coarser texture in comparison with regular breadcrumbs. I use panko breadcrumbs in place of regular breadcrumbs for all recipes now. I love the crunchy texture they add to dishes.
Do you have to peel a squash?
Summer squash does not need to be peeled. It has a very thin skin that is tender when cooked. There is no need to peel it.
How to Make Crispy Parmesan Oven Fried Summer Squash
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
How do you make fried squash without flour?
Just like this guys. You most definitely do not need flour to get crispy oven fried squash!
Slice the squash into 1/4-1/2″ slices. Combine the Parmesan cheese, salt and panko bread crumbs in a dish.
Dip the sliced squash in the egg wash, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Continue until all squash is well coated.
How long do you bake yellow squash in the oven?
Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown, sizzling and crispy.
I know I’m not a regular veggie advocate on here, but there are some damn good vegetable recipes out there, kinda like these:
Parmesan Baked Asparagus
Parmesan Baked Cauliflower (yes, I like to make my veggies with Parmesan cheese….sue me)
Oven Baked Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Jamaican Jerk Grilled Eggplant
Miso Roasted Corn on the Cob
Buttery Brandied Mushrooms
Instant Pot Spicy Creamed Corn
Did you make this oven fried summer squash? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
- 2 large yellow summer squash
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 egg beaten
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice the squash into 1/4-1/2" slices. Combine the Parmesan cheese, salt and panko bread crumbs in a dish.
- Dip the sliced squash in the egg wash, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Continue until all squash is well coated.
- Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown, sizzling and crispy.
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