Roasted Yellow Squash with Basil Low Carb Recipe
Roasted Yellow Squash

Roasted Yellow Squash with Basil

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This is an easy and delicious recipe. The roasting cooking method will enhance the sweetness of the yellow squash and combined with the basil, this will really make for an amazing keto side dish.

By combining basil and olive oil, you will bring the flavors together in perfect harmony. Basil, when fresh, has an initial subtle peppery flavor. When cooked, it evolves into a slightly sweet, aromatic flavor. For this recipe, it is very important that the basil is added only on the last step since overcooking the basil will remove the flavors and can result in bitterness.

This recipe can be made with zucchini squash, or even with bell peppers. In the case of bell peppers, you can add a few more minutes to the initial baking time to ensure the pepper is cooked properly. You can also substitute the basil with mint, thyme, or fresh oregano.

To make it really pretty and delicious, get it out of the oven and sprinkle with a little more of fresh virgin olive oil… Yum!

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Roasted Yellow Squash with Basil


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Roasted Yellow Squash with Basil

Roasted yellow squash with basil is very simple but make but yummy. Let's try this!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto roasted squash, roasted yellow squash, roasted yellow squash with basil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 103kcal
Author KetoVale Team



  • Prepare the yellow squash and cut lengthwise to form thin slices.
  • Grease the baking sheet with some olive oil or coconut oil. Neatly arrange the squash slices onto the sheet. Drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Set the oven to 350°F and bake the squash for 5-7 minutes. Take out from the oven and flip the strips. Chop the basil leaves in half and add a half portion on top of each squash. Top with some shredded Parmesan cheese.
    Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on squash
  • Replace in the oven and bake for another 3-4 minutes. Once the cheese has melted, remove.
  • Serve as a side with your favorite protein main dish.
    Low Carb Roasted Yellow Squash Recipe


Bell peppers can be in place of yellow squashes, too.


Nutrition Facts
Roasted Yellow Squash with Basil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 684mg29%
Potassium 257mg7%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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