Cheesy Zucchini Casserole. August in the midwest brings a profusion of fresh zucchini dishes zucchini casseroles not to mention zucchini bread and muffins are ubiquitous at both picnics and potlucks. Summer Squash and Tomato Tart. Use crispy puff pastry to create one large tart, then top it simply with soft, pesto spiked goat cheese, sauted vegetables and slices of fresh tomato, all sprinkled with chopped green olives. Braised Summer Squash. Zucchini are delicious here, but Sicilians use the pale green summer squash called cucuzze, which have a texture somewhere between cucumbers and zucchinis. Butternut Squash Polenta Gratin. Zucchini and Summer Squash with Oregano. More Squash Casseroles and Gratins. If you dont have pecans or cornflakes on hand, the topping can be made with whatever nut or cereal is in the cupboard. Sauteed Squash Recipes' title='Sauteed Squash Recipes' />Whats unusual about this terrific gratin is that the squash is cooked and mashed before its baked with cream. Daniel Bouluds individual gratins will be neatest if you use squash with long, even necks. Crookneck squash or pumpkin also works well in this recipe.