Looking for a new recipe for your summer squash?  Here is a good one I made that was adapted from a recipe I found on EatingWell.com.  I made a bunch of changes that I have noted below.


  • 6 cups of summer squash, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 2 4-ounce cans chopped mild green chilies
  • 1 jar of mild salsa (I used Green Mountain Gringo brand)
  • 1 cups grated extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine squash with flour; toss to coat. Spread the mixture in the prepared baking pan.
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic and ground turkey to sauté pan and cook until turkey is no longer pink and onions are translucent.
  • Add the chilies and black beans to sauté pan and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add meat and bean mixture to baking dish.
  • Top with salsa, then the cheese and cover dish with foil.
  • Bake the casserole until it is bubbling and the squash is tender, approximately 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake, uncovered for additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

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