Pattypan Squash

Pattypan squash is a summer squash with a unique ufo-like shape. It tastes like zucchini.

Quality Check

Choose pattypan squash based on their skin. It should be free of blemishes and not be too big. Larger squashes will taste woody. Small, white ones will be very tender. To store, place in a plastic bag and leave it in the crisper. It will keep up to five days.


Pattypan can be cooked like a zucchini. You can slice them and use them in a salad or even roast them. They can be stuffed with some herbs and meat and baked to make a hearty dish. They can also be sauteed or fried.

Also Known As

Sunburst Squash

Author : Jason Wan
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