Southern Baked Squash



Wow, what a weekend! It was an extremely busy around our house and quite frankly, I’m getting too old for this! First of all, we helped Savannah move out. She sent photos Sunday afternoon; it looks like she and her roommates have organized and decorated their little house beautifully!

After that hot and heavy job, we had a sick puppy that had to go to the vet, I was busy doing laundry and helping Greg pack for South America, and Wesley’s team had a scrimmage game. I need this week to rest!

Today I’m sharing a wonderful recipe from my cousin, Nancy. She makes this incredible baked squash. It has the flavor or fried squash without the mess of frying! Don’t expect it to be crisp like fried squash, but the flavor is spot on. This recipe is an old one, passed down to Nancy by my Aunt Euly.

On a sad note, my Uncle Manuard died last week. Uncle Manuard married my mama’s oldest sister, Aunt Ruby. Uncle Manuard owned and operated a garage and Aunt Ruby raised chickens. They both loved their nieces and nephews. When we would visit them when I was a child, Uncle Manuard would always take me to the vending machines in the garage for a Dr. Pepper and Barbeque chips. Just goes to show that you don’t have to do fancy things for kids to make good memories. He will be missed, but I’m thankful he is with Aunt Ruby once again!


Southern Baked Squash
  • Small baby yellow squash, washed and cut in half lengthwise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Melted buter, amount depends on the number of squash
  • Cornmeal, amount depends on the number of squash
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Pour cornmeal in a rimmed baking dish and set aside.
  3. Place cut squash in a large bowl and sprinkle with enough water to dampen them.
  4. Remove the squash from the bowl a few at a time. Roll in cornmeal and place on the prepared pan, cut side up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with melted butter. Repeat until all of the squash are coated with cornmeal.
  5. Bake at 400°F until golden brown. Serve warm.


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2 thoughts on “Southern Baked Squash

  1. This dish was wonderful. It was so quick and easy…..much like the taste of fried squash without all the time and mess. I will definitely be making this again.

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