When I’m buying vegetables at the store, I typically look for the usual broccoli, green beans, or peas. Recently, I decided to mix things up and try some yellow squash and let me tell you, it was a great choice. People don’t often give a lot of thought to the vegetables they eat, but they really should. Yellow squash is a delicious side dish that goes great in every meal. And it’s not difficult to make. You can bake the yellow squash in the oven. The oven temp that I like to use is 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooking time for the yellow squash has to be watched carefully to avoid getting it burnt which taste awful. So how long to bake yellow squash at 350? In this post, I like to share my insights and some tips for perfecting the recipe for yellow squash roasted in oven.
With a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit, it takes 20 minutes to bake yellow squash in the oven to a savory result. This combination of oven temp and cook time will produce a tender squash that is refreshing in flavor with a gentle crunch to it. Yellow squash has a lot of moisture in it, so adding too much oil can cause it to become mushy. If the squash is too dry before cooking, you might deal with it burning. To avoid these issues when making yellow squash, you need to bake them at the correct temperature and time for the best results.
If you want to bake yellow squash at other temperatures, start by moving up or down in intervals of 25 degrees. If you want to bake at a temperature of about 375 degrees to reduce the cooking time for yellow squash, you have to be careful not to burn the squash. Burning can occur within minutes of it being done cooking, and using a higher temperature can increase this risk. Cooking at a high temperature for a shorter time can also result in hard squash that was not cooked evenly as the outer flesh will cook faster than the inner.
If you try baking at a lower temperature of around 325 degrees, it will take longer to eat the squash, and they might get squishy. Although lower temperatures can help retain moisture better, it could also cause the squash to get too soft. The longer it has to bake, the more squishy it could become.
You might prefer your squash to be harder or softer than others do, so experiment a little to find which temperature works best for you.
The best temperature to use when baking yellow squash is 350 degrees for a couple of reasons. Everybody has their preference on how they like their squash cooked. I personally like them to be tender with a little crunch on the edges, which is why I use 350 degrees. Using a higher oven temperature can cause problems with both the texture and taste. A lower temperature will take longer to cook, and you still might not get the results you are looking for. With that said, use whatever temperature that best suits your needs, but I would say that 350 degrees is the perfect place to start.
Whether you want a steak dinner or a fajita taco, yellow squash is the perfect side to make it better. There are many baked yellow squash recipes to make this tasty and healthy vegetable. But I have a special preferences for this easy recipe for yellow squash. And here’s how to cook yellow squash in the oven.
Go to the store and buy 2 yellow squash, seasonings, olive oil, and parchment paper.
Start by cleaning off the outside of the squash.
Cut off the ends of both your squash and start cutting the rest horizontally into circles. You can either leave the squash pieces as circles, or you can cut them in half, it’s up to you.
Coat both sides of the yellow squash pieces in a very light layer of olive oil. Season both sides well
Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place the pieces of squash on the parchment paper evenly.
Set the oven to 350 degrees and put them in the oven. Cook for 10 minutes before taking them out and flipping them. Place them back into the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Once done, take them out and let them cool for a bit. Enjoy!
You can make yellow squash better by seasoning it differently. Squash doesn’t have a very strong flavor on its own, which means that it will take on the flavors you give it. If you want it to be a little spicier, sprinkle some creole on them before baking.
Cooking yellow squash is typically a pretty fast process. But there are still ways to speed it up even more. It might take a while to get this started, but it will be worth it in the long run. Make a garden of yellow squash if you have the space and resources. You will save yourself a trip to the store, you can have endless squash, and you can be positive that they are fresh. If this feels like too much to manage, no worries, you can buy yellow squash from the store and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also freeze cooked squash for about a year. Frozen squash takes less time to reheat than raw squash, which will save you some time in the future.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t tend to like eating vegetables without anything else. Yellow squash, like most vegetables, is tastiest when paired with the right dish. You can serve squash with pretty much anything, but I think it tastes best in Hispanic or Asian dishes. Throw some yellow squash in a burrito or taco for some added crunch, or enjoy it with some sesame chicken and rice.
Yellow squash is such a versatile and appealing vegetable, try it out yourself and see which meal you like it the best in.
Cut off the ends of both your squash and start cutting the rest horizontally into circles. You can either leave the squash pieces as circles, or you can cut them in half, it’s up to you
I do not peel the yellow squash. The peel helps to keep the shape of the vegetable better. But do clean the skin with a good scrub to remove any dirt.