Fried Squash Recipe with Tomato and Pesto: Best Recipe Using Fresh Squash

This Fried Squash Recipe with Tomato and Pesto is a fantastic meal for those days your garden harvest is packed full of squash.  

Fried Squash with Tomato, Marinara, and Basil
The absolute best way to serve and eat summer vegetables!! Fried Squash with Tomato, Marinara, and Basil

An Easy Fried Squash Recipe for Summer or Anytime

Summers here in Alabama, our garden is usually overflowing with fresh squash. As a result, I’m always looking for delicious and simple ways to prepare it. This fried squash recipe has become one of my staples.

Frozen Pesto, Leftover Tomato Sauce: Using What You Have on Hand

If you have some frozen pesto on hand, this is an especially quick and easy meal. I prefer to use my leftover tomato sauce from my meatless spaghetti in preparation for this recipe.  

This is also a great dish when entertaining because you can prepare the pesto and tomato sauce in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later use.  This dish is amazingly impressive in appearance and taste!                                                             

Fried Squash with Tomato, Tomato Sauce and Basil Pesto - Truly an Amazing Dish. You really won't believe how great this recipe is. You can freeze the sauce and pesto, pull it out and fry fresh squash and add tomatoes! Unbelievable.
Fried Squash with Tomato, Tomato Sauce and Basil Pesto – Truly an Amazing Dish. You really won’t believe how great this recipe is. You can freeze the sauce and pesto, pull it out and fry fresh squash and add tomatoes! Unbelievable.

Courtesy of Stacy Lyn’s Harvest Cookbook.                                              

For another way to use summer squash, check out these scrumptious squash boats.

Fried Squash with Tomato, Tomato Sauce and Basil Pesto - Truly an Amazing Dish. You really won't believe how great this recipe is. You can freeze the sauce and pesto, pull it out and fry fresh squash and add tomatoes! Unbelievable.

Fried Squash with Tomato and Pesto

Stacy Lyn Harris
This Fried Squash Recipe with Tomato and Pesto is a fantastic meal for those days your garden harvest is packed full of squash.  You'll find the Arugula Pesto HERE. Find the Basic Tomato Sauce Recipe HERE.
No ratings yet
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Basic Tomato Sauce
  • ​1 cup Arugula or Basil Pesto
  • ​4 medium sized squash
  • ​1 cup flour
  • ​1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ​½ teaspoon pepper
  • ​2 eggs
  • ​1 tablespoon water
  • ​1 cup bread crumbs
  • ​Olive oil , for frying
  • ​4 Tablespoons butter , for frying
  • ​2 tomatoes , sliced into ¼ inch slices
  • ​Basil leaves , for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Prepare tomato sauce and pesto
  • Cut squash into ¼” slices lengthwise.
  • On a large plate, mix flour, salt, and pepper. On a second plate beat eggs and water together. Place bread crumbs on a third plate. Coat squash slices into seasoned flour, then egg mixture, then bread crumbs.
  • In a hot sauté pan, mix butter and oil. When sizzling, place coated slices in pan for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until squash is tender. Cook in batches. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
  • Place tablespoon of pesto in center of a plate and begin to layer fried squash, tomato sauce, tomato, and repeat beginning again with the pesto until you have at least 4 slices of squash. Garnish with a basil leaf.

Notes

You can substitute eggplant for squash in this recipe.
If you like this recipe, please give it a star rating to help other cooks find it!
Follow me on Instagram and tag #stacylynharris so I can see all the SLH recipes you make. ♥
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

More Summer Squash Recipes

Squash casserole on a plate with fork with gray napkin under it with wine glass and casserole in background

Cheesy Squash Casserole

This cheesy squash casserole is simple and easy to prepare, making it the perfect family dinner food. Not only does it grace…
Squash Boats can be eaten as a meal or as a side dish.

Squash Boats – a Perfect Summer Squash Recipe

Squash Boats are simple to make and super healthy. Squash is such a versatile vegetable that lends itself to frying, grilling, sautéing, or even used as noodles! They soak up the flavors of sauces thereby lending themselves to all kinds of awesome variations. They’re incredibly healthy and versatile. You can make them Italian by adding Marinara Sauce or Indian by using Indian Spices. This is the perfect food for all cultures!

Similar Posts

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating