Garlic Roasted Summer Squash

<--  This is my Chief Zoo Keeper, amazed that I grew something!!!  

On that note, here we go! Typically I am the death of all things that grow out of the ground, but this year God has blessed me with the ability to not kill everything!  Actually, I don’t think that is true at all.  I think it is the fact that they are planted outside so God can take care of them when I don’t!  LOL.  Anyway, we managed to pull two lovely fat squash out of my little garden and I am so pleased!!!  I wanted to cook them, but wanted something different as we have a lot of saute’d squash, so I found this recipe here.  I had to modify it as I didn’t have the seasoning it called for but it turned out great!  SO, here is my modified version!!!


  • 2 summer squash
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp thyme 
  • 1/2 tsp oregano 
  • 1/2 tsp parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Trim the ends from the squash, and cut each squash in half lengthwise. Cut the halves in half again crosswise, to make 4 pieces; cut those pieces in half twice more the long way, to make 16 short spears from each squash.  (cut them like pickles, then cut the ‘pickle’ shape in half again!) Toss the squash with olive oil and garlic in a bowl; place into a shallow baking dish or on a cookie sheet.
  3. Roast the squash until the spears and garlic start to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Check the squash after 5 minutes, and add time in 2- to 3-minute intervals to avoid burning.  Mine took about 15 minutes, I suggest turning them about half way through so they will brown a bit on both sides!!!

Originally posted 2011-08-01 02:47:00.

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Hi all! My name is Kaycee. I live in Arkansas with my husband of over 12 years! We have a grown daughter, a son-in-love and 2 grandson. Just love being Nonna! We also have an angel waiting on us to join her one day, she was 11 months old when she went to Heaven. We also have two great Chihuahuas and a Great Dane, along with several fish in our koi pond. My educational background is in Psychology and Child Development but my heart is in ministry, crafts, fun, reviews and my website, My Crafty Zoo. I look forward to continuing to share my life through word and pictures with you and love hearing your feedback! Thank you for taking the time to read and allowing me to share! I look forward to reading your comments!

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I just love roasting veggies. Garlic and oil make everything taste better!

Love squash! This sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

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Saw your link on Everyday Mom’s Meals. Looks great! I love summer squash; can’t wait to try it.


Just found your blog….seeing your family picture and your smiling faces brightened my day, and I hadn’t even gotten to the rest of the good stuff…..Thanks for posting some of your sunshine. Ally’s Oma

Sounds incredibly good! We can’t ever get enough squash in my house. thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. i appreciate your comments on my lamp shade.

I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week 🙂


That sounds delicious! I love summer squash and I’m always looking for new recipes for cooking them. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa from Craftyfusion

Yum, I love summer squash and can’t wait to try this!

I found your site at a blog party and am a new follower! I would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade Monday blog party that is still going on at

I made it tonight and I loved the extra flavor from the roasting!

Ah! I have squash coming out my ears and I am SO glad to see your recipe for these! I will be trying this tonight or tomorrow night for sure. I host a recipe swap every week and I’d love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day 🙂 Thanks for the great squash recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

This recipe looks yummy & easy, I will definitely try it! Thanks 🙂

We are neighbors on the Creative Bloggers Party and Hop and I just stopped by to say hi to my newest neighbor. Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it.