Squash Patties

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Serve with ranch dressing or catsup for maximum enjoyment.

If you have somebody in your family who thinks they don’t like squash, you might give this recipe a try.  It’s also good for kids who like to eat with their hands and dip everything into ranch dressing.

The recipe for these simple but delicious patties was given to me by my friend Ellen.  She’s always been one of my favorites.  Written on the recipe is the following blurb, “This is the only way I can get Russ (her husband) to eat squash.”


Squash Patties
Recipe type: vegetable
Serves: 4
Miniature, savory, yellow squash pancakes.
  • 1 pound yellow squash
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ chopped red peppers, optional
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ c. self-rising flour
  • Freshly ground pepper
  1. Finely chop yellow squash and place into microwave-safe glass bowl along with onions and peppers. Microwave approximately 10 minutes or until squash is completely cooked and soft. Drain well.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to cooked squash and stir to combine.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls into hot, greased (I add about 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter) skillet.
  4. Cook until browned on one side, then flip to brown the other side (similar to making pancakes).

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Joy July 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm

I grate the squash .. Add chopped onion( not cooked) add an egg flour and cup of grated cheddar cheeses .. And omit the sugar


Paula July 19, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Hi Joy,
Take another look at the recipe. The sugar is included in the “remaining ingredients” along with the egg, salt and pepper, etc.


judith collins April 23, 2013 at 2:32 am

Read the recipe to compare the difference to my own.
I omit sugar. I add one tablespoon of finely chopped sage (herb). The flavour is savory and delicious. Everyone comes back for more.
Sometimes I omit the sage and add a quarter tspn smoked paprika. Its a spicy taste without the heat. And so, appeals to fussy eaters.
We have lived a self-sufficient lifestyle for 40 years. Accordingly my recipes are devrived from what is seasonally in the garden.I think my blog has a personal recipe for squash patties.
Love Salad in a jar.


Lizzie February 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

squash patties are wonderful. I used to boil my squash too….one day decided to grate it along with the onion….added the egg…flour, salt pepper….never boiled again. Yum!


Jackie November 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

I’m going to try these on my 10 yr old picky eater…hmmm. I will let you know the results – I’m guessing he will roll his cute eyes and say…Mom, what’s in ’em this time!


Susan October 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Wow! These paties look delicious. Thank you for having such a great site! You are an amazing cook!


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