Preserving yellow squash

Asked September 16, 2019, 5:24 PM EDT

Are there ways to safely can yellow squash ?

Curry County Oregon food safety home food preservation

1 Response

The only researched based recipes we have for canning yellow squash as well as zucchini squash is to mix it with tomatoes. There is also recipes for using it to make zucchini pineapple and you can use it to make pickles and relishes. It does freeze pretty well if you blanch it and then freeze it. Great in soups and casseroles. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/8836/sp50447preservingsummersquash.p..... This publication on preserving summer squash will give you some ideas. You can find it on the OSU Extension Food Preservation website under preserving specific vegetables.

If you have other food preservation questions you might like to call the OSU Food Preservation Hotline that is open M-F from now until mid October. Certified Master Food Preserver Volunteers are available to personally answer your questions. the number is 1-800-354-7319