Roast Crookneck Squash (Vegan, Gluten Free)

One of my favorite crookneck squash recipes: roasted simply with olive oil and spices! This squash is easy, delicious, and full of flavor.  A great recipe for crookneck squash, summer squash, Italian yellow squash, or any variety!

This year we grew crookneck squash in our garden, and it really thrived! We got so many of these vibrant yellow curved squashes and couldn’t wait to cook them. I considered using them in a few different recipes: veggie curry,  in a summer vegetable soup, or in a stir fry.  I decided on simply roasting them with some salt and pepper, and their sweet flavor was able to shine!

This Roast Crookneck Squash Recipe Is:

  • Earthy
  • Sweet
  • Full of Flavor
  • Healthy
  • Simple
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, Whole30 approved!

This is one of my favorite crookneck squash recipes! The one thing I learned about picking crookneck squash is to pick it early.  The most tender squshes are ripe at about 6-8 inches in length.  I waited for one to get to about 12 inches, and the skin was a little tough.  The smaller they are, the softer they will be!

What’s In This Roast Crook Neck Squash Recipe?

  • Crookneck Squash: use about 3 small to medium squashes for this recipe.
  • Olive Oil: just enough to coat the squash to it doesn’t stick to the sheet pan.  The natural sugars in the squash and the olive oil give this squash a nice brown roasted crust in the oven.
  • Salt: you can use plain salt (I used pink himalayan) or a flavor salt like garlic salt or seasoning salt as well.
  • Fresh Ground Pepper: enough for a bit of a kick!

How Do I Make Roasted Crookneck Squash Recipe?

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. On a sheetpan, toss the squash, olive oil, salt, and pepper, until the squash is completely coated.
  2. Lie out the squash on the sheet pan in a single layer, making sure the pieces don’t overlap on the pan.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway during cooking.

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Roast Crookneck Squash (Vegan, Gluten Free)

One of my favorite crookneck squash recipes: roasted simply with olive oil and spices! This squash is easy, delicious, and full of flavor.  A great recipe for crookneck squash, summer squash, Italian yellow squash, or any variety!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 small 6 to 8 inch long Crookneck Squash, sliced into thin 1 inch rounds or cut into half moons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. On a sheetpan, toss the squash, olive oil, salt, and pepper, until the squash is completely coated.
  • Lie out the squash on the sheet pan in a single layer, making sure the pieces don't overlap on the pan.
  • Roast for 30 minutes, flipping halfway during cooking.
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