Do you need keto recipes to use up squash? I’ve got the perfect low carb squash recipe list for you! Let’s talk squash!

It’s that time of year when gardens are bursting with fresh produce. Sometimes, a squash plant goes rogue and becomes so prolific, it’s nigh unstoppable.

You’re either giving away squash by the armful or getting tricked into taking armfuls of it by Aunt Greenthumb.

(Also, I tried to keep pumpkins off this list, since they’re such a popular squash and the other squash varieties are harder to find recipes for, but scroll down to the bottom for a separate list of keto pumpkin recipes!)

Oh yes! That's right! FINALLY, a list of keto squash recipes that DON'T include pumpkin! Now you know what do do with all that squash growing like crazy in your garden! Looknig for keto yellow squash recipes? Keto butternut squash recipes? Keto zucchini recipes? They're all here! | low carb squash recipe | keto squash dinner

Ways to Get Rid of Squash: The Funny and Creative

I’ve heard of some creative and hilarious ways to get rid of overly abundant squash.

At one church we used to attend, the garden aficionado ladies kept a large “bountiful basket” in the lobby of the church so people could either give away extras or take extra produce.

It. was. awesome!!

I’ve also heard some pretty hilarious stories of people doorbell ditching and leaving piles of squash on doorsteps.

Or a little more invasive, to randomly open up strangers’ car doors, toss in a squash, and run. (Can you just picture that mischievous friend of yours doing this? Haha!)

What’s your funny or creative way to get rid of extra squash?

I’d love to know in the comments below this post! Seriously, these are my kind of stories, LOL.

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Is Squash Allowed on Keto?

The question of the hour is: Can you eat squash on the keto diet?

The answer is yes! Squash is ok on the keto diet!

As with any vegetable that’s a bit higher in carbs, you’ll just need to watch your carbs.

The good news is that squash has enough fiber to bring your carb count down a lot if you’re counting net carbs (I usually do).

As you’ll see below in the next section, some squash varieties are actually quite low in carbohydrates!

So can you have squash on keto? Yes! Enjoy these ketogenic squash recipes!

Keto Yellow Squash

Need more veggie sides? How about these favorite Steamed Brussels Sprouts or this simple Tomato Cotija Salad with Tomatillo Dressing?

Carbs in Squash

Here’s a handy reference of popular squash varieties if you want to know how many net carbs are in one cup of squash:

  • Butternut squash: 15 g
  • Acorn squash: 13 g
  • Spaghetti squash: 5.5 g
  • Yellow summer squash: 2 g (!)
  • Zucchini squash: 3 g
  • Hubbard squash: 15 g
  • Calabaza squash: 1 g (!!)
  • Delicata squash: 1 g (!!!)
  • Kabocha squash: 9 g

As you can see, there’s quite a range in the amount of net carbs in each variety of these popular squash types!

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Ways to Use Up Squash in Keto Recipes

Yellow squash, zucchini, butternut squash, hubbard squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, winter squash, oh my! So many yummy varieties to choose from!

You’ve come for the keto squash recipe list, so let’s get to it!

Don’t forget to share in the comments the most shocking or hilarious way you’ve heard of to get rid of excess squash!

Keto Squash Recipes

It's time to use up all the squash in your garden!

Keto Pumpkin Recipes

I tried to keep the above list to non-pumpkin squash types, since pumpkin recipes are so much easier to find. But if you came to look for pumpkin recipes, I've got a list for you, too! Try these keto pumpkin inspired recipes!

Looking for some keto squash recipes? Yellow squash, zucchini, butternut squash, hubbard squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, winter squash, oh my! So many yummy varieties to choose from! Try some of these ketogenic squash recipes. | low carb squash recipes | keto squash dinner | keto recipes | keto yellow squash recipes | keto spaghetti squash recipes

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  1. Shelby August 10, 2019 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    I love all these, but that Pad Thai Butternut Squash looks absolutely incredible and I HAVE to make it!

    • Jenn August 10, 2019 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Haha! I totally agree, Shelby!

  2. Fitoru fitness December 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Ah, the recipes look very awesome. I am not in a position to stop myself from cooking it now!! And the amazing part is the explanation of the complex recipe in a simpler manner in a minimum number of steps. You truly are a person with very good writing skills. Now that I want to try these recipes.

    • Jenn December 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much! Enjoy!

  3. Allan January 8, 2020 at 4:33 am - Reply

    You just made keto meal-prepping the most approachable and easy thing ever. Thanks so much!

    • Jenn January 8, 2020 at 1:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Allan!

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