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!)
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!
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!
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!
Another simple and easy keto yellow squash recipe! This keto summer squash recipe is a frequent low carb side dish at our house this time of year. The squash absorbs the butter as it cooks, making it flavorful and delicious!
If you're looking for a keto vegetarian option for your squash, try these squash skewers. It's not too cold for the grill yet! These are my favorite skewer sticks! For a main dish, try these chicken satay kabobs to make a complete meal!
Have you heard of cheese waffles, or "chaffles" yet? People are using mini waffle irons to make savory waffles for sandwich making! If you haven't tried this craze yet, they're ALL the rage in keto circles right now. Try this unique version with zucchini.
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!