When you first read through this recipe for roasted patty pan squash, you might think that it is too simple to be good. Let me tell you that it is so good you'll wonder why it has never been on your table before. With only four ingredients you're going to love every last bite... and then make it again and again. Just delicious.
This Roasted Patty Pan Squash recipe is: Low Carb, Vegetarian, Gluten Free & Fabulous.
ROASTED PATTY PAN SQUASH WITH PARMESAN
My friend Giuseppina first showed me this method to make vegetables while we were living in France. She made this same recipe but with fennel. How delightful it was. My favorite part is just how simple this roasted patty pan squash recipe truly is... all we are going to do is lightly steam the vegetables and then roast them off in the oven.
Why steam first? The steaming begins breaking down and softening the vegetables. It allows them to really absorb the salt, pepper and olive oil. The result is a perfectly tender roasted patty pan that melts in your mouth. It's so good.
We're going to add the fresh shaved parmesan directly to the top of the patty pan squash after it has been steamed and before it is roasted. We need to use fresh shaved parmesan as well... otherwise it will not turn out right. Please don't use any parmesan from a green can- I promise it will not work! Load up a mountain of parmesan on top of the squash and it will come out of the oven crisp as a cracker. You're going to love it.
HOW TO PREPARE PATTY PAN SQUASH
It's really easy to make patty pan squash, but lots of people never make it simply because it looks a little intimidating. Here's what to do to prepare the patty pan:
- Cut off the stem. Discard.
- Cut off the base. Discard.
- Slice the patty pan in half.
- Cut the patty pan into segments (like an orange).
- If the segments are too large, cut them in half lengthwise.
So now we are ready to make the roasted patty pan squash. That was easy, right?
If you're looking for some other recipes to pair with the roasted patty pan, check these out:
Fantastic Baked Chicken Leg Quarters
Grilled Lamb Chops
Pan Seared Pork Chops
Slow Cooker Coq au Vin
Baked Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce
PLEASE NOTE: The nutritional data is provided by NutriFox and may not be 100% accurate.
How is it possible for this recipe to have over 23 grans if carbohydrates?
Patty pan squash has carbohydrates naturally as do a lot of vegetables. It is not same carbohydrate as say flour for example. This a a healthy one permitted by any low carb or no carb diet. Enjoy squash guilt free!
I was astonished at the carbohydrate count as well. It looks like the carbs are coming from the cheese. Petty pan squash has about 5 carbs but 1 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese has over 20 grams.
You are wrong on both counts... parmesan cheese is very low carb... less than 5 for 1/2 cup so obviously less than 10 per cup...
The carbs in pattypan squash are also contained in fiber which are deducted from total carbs due to it being insoluable in your system.
Loved the roasted yellos Patty Pan squash with parmesan. Oh so good. Tasted like I was in a restaurant. Quick and Easy. Was doing the Patty Pan jingle will cooking. Never knew the name of this squash.
Thank you Scott. This is a great idea! Do you perhaps have any idea for Parmesan replacement as it has been a year or so since we last saw Parmesan on our grocery shop shelves. There are so many wonderful recipes out there with Parmesan 😭