Crazy for Crust

Jun 29

Zucchini and Squash Galette

Is your zucchini plant producing yet? This Zucchini and Squash Galette is the perfect way to enjoy the vegetables from your garden!

Zucchini and Squash Galette by | Comes together in minutes, this galette is a perfect way to enjoy your garden vegetables!

So…savory. I’ve only posted a few on here, and I feel weird every time I do it. I mean, I do boast this blog as a sinfully sweet I’m-addicted-to-sugar hangout. But sometimes I make dinner and it’s a recipe I love, one I make all the time, and I want to share it.

Plus, I asked Instagram. And you all said yes, you wanted to see it.

AND, it has a crust. Since I’m crazy for crust…I think it fits.

Right? Please say yes.

Zucchini and Squash Galette by | Comes together in minutes, this galette is a perfect way to enjoy your garden vegetables!

My zucchini plant is out of control. Normally, we get a fair amount of zucchini (those plants are like rabbits) but this year it’s a little insane. We had a bed built when we got our sprinklers fixed. The landscaper put in magical soil. I don’t know what kind or brand but I swear it was made of glitter and rainbows and some sort of vegetable crack or something. Within a few weeks, the zucchini plants were as big as we’d ever gotten, and they’d completely over taken the garden.

Now? A month later? They’re as tall as Jordan.

When we got back from our trip, even though we had someone checking and picking while we were gone, there were about 4 zucchini hidden that were arm sized. And everyday Mel brings me two more.

Don’t get me started on the yellow squash and the cucumbers. I see the babies on the cucumber plant and I see lots of pickles in my future.

Anyway, I’ve been baking and cooking with zucchini like mad. This galette was one of the first things I made with our abundant crop, and it’s one of my favorite dinners. I make it every summer. Sometimes for lunch, sometimes for dinner. It’s better for me to make it for dinner, because at lunch I’d just eat the whole thing myself. #wishIwasjoking

Zucchini and Squash Galette by | Comes together in minutes, this galette is a perfect way to enjoy your garden vegetables!

It’s so easy and it comes together in minutes. I start with a Pillsbury refrigerated crust. Then I spread on some cream cheese that has been mixed with pesto. Pesto is one of my absolute favorite things. It’s too bad I didn’t place the basil in the magical soil. It doesn’t like the bed we put it in, so I used jarred for this. But use whatever kind you like.

You can also use ricotta instead of cream cheese. You could probably also sub greek yogurt, but mine was furry, so I used cream cheese. Or do a mix.

Then you top the mixture with your veggies and fold up the sides to create the galette. A galette is simply a pie or a tart that’s made without a pan; it’s freeform. It’s rustic, and the crust gives you something to hold on to, like a pizza.

If you have other summer veggies, you can mix and match what you put in your galette. I’ve also used corn and cherry tomatoes, for a pop of color. Use whatever you have, or like!

But don’t forget the pesto. That’s not allowed. Ever. :)

Zucchini and Squash Galette by | Comes together in minutes, this galette is a perfect way to enjoy your garden vegetables!

Onto the next zucchini food. I’ve still got approximately 1,324 zucchinis left. What should I make next?

Zucchini Galette

Yield: 6 servings

Use up your zucchini and squash from the garden in this Zucchini Galette! And easy recipe for dinner or lunch!


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (from a box of 2)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened (I used low-fat)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1 small zucchini squash
  • 1 small yellow squash
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Stir together the cream cheese and pesto in a small bowl. Slice each squash into thin rounds.
  3. Unroll your pie crust onto your cookie sheet. Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the pie crust, leaving about a 1/2” border around the edges.
  4. Lay your squash slices on top of the cream cheese. You can be random, or do a pattern.
  5. Gently fold over the edges to form a crust. Sprinkle with a few pinches of pepper.
  6. Bake for 20-24 minutes, until the crust starts to get golden brown and isn’t transparent looking. Cool slightly before slicing.


For some extra color or variety, add some corn and/or cherry tomatoes to your tart when you layer on the squashes.

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Have a great weekend!

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66 comments on “Zucchini and Squash Galette

  1. Pesto is one if my most favorite savory ingredients ever! I put it on sandwiches, in salads, but this tops all! Crust, cream cheese and PESTO?! I think out veggies are on steroids, too and I know my whole family would love this. Pinned!!!

  2. This already looked awesome, but then I read pesto! SOLD! I’ve been telling my husband we need to plant a garden and I think zucchini just got added to the list of things to plant :)

  3. I love this! We used to get so much zucchini from our garden and I never thought to make a pizza. I love it!

  4. Oh, I love galettes! My pie crusts are never very pretty, but with a galette, it doesn’t matter! It just makes it look more “rustic” πŸ˜‰

    I love me some summer squash, so I definitely want to give this a try! So simple too :)

  5. Yep . . . definitely making this one. Hopefully, I’ll get enough basil off my basil plant to make homemade pesto. Sounds perfect.

  6. YES! Resounding YES! Next to asparagus, squashes of all varieties are my favorite veggies. I’m making this one PRONTO, but I’ll have to mix up a batch of spinach pesto because I don’t have fresh basil at the moment.

  7. I have been wanting to make a savory galette for some time now. This looks gorgeous (and my veggies are growing fast too this year)!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  8. That looks so delish! I love the addition of zucchini and squash in this!!

  9. I’ve never made a galette before. Not sure why! They always look beautiful! I wonder if I could make this and tell my kids it’s “pizza?”

  10. Oh Dorothy… You’re like my long-lost-best-friend. I LOVE pesto and zucchini!! I wish I had a garden. The first thing I’d plant would be basil. (And then try to hide it from my guy… He hates the stuff!) I’d bake so much zucchini bread and chocolate zucchini muffins. It’d be paradise.

    I nearly forgot! How was Jordan’s first sleep over???

    • It was great! We’re braving a second one on Monday, eek! They actually slept, shocker!!

      My basil is dying. I’m so sad! I love basil so much!

      • That’s exciting! I hope the next one goes just as well — complete with sleep! :)

        Oh no! All of this Sacramento heat… I wish we had weather more like Tuesday; it feels like a furnace outside these days!

  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Zucchini are seriously like the most magical plant ever. I hear all the time about how people who have never been able to grow ANYthing can get zucchini to grow like crazy – it’s just too awesome! This looks absolutely killer and yes, I would go ahead and eat the whole thing :) Pinned to my zucchini board!

  12. yummy!!! Cant wait till I can have dairy and gluten again!

  13. So pretty and the perfect summer dinner. I just got off a 5 hour flight and am starving! I could probably eat that whole thing right now!

  14. It’s beautiful, perfect for the mounds of zucchini growing in everyone’s yard!

  15. This is so rustic and beautiful! Looks delish :)

  16. Oh my gosh, Dorothy – I love this! We don’t have a garden, but my dad does, so you’d better believe I’m swiping some of his produce for this! πŸ˜‰

  17. Oh wow! I didn’t realize it was that easy! It looks amazing! Another crazy for crust recipe that I on my ‘to make’ list!

  18. Dorothy, I love your savory recipes! Bring ’em on! This looks fantastic, and I know what you mean. Zucchini plans take over our garden so much that Nathan won’t actually let me plant them anymore because it means SO MUCH LESS of everything else. Good news though! I have a really yummy zucchini recipe coming this week :)

  19. what an easy and tasty galette!! Perfect for summer

  20. we don;t have any ripe squash yet, but I know what I’m going to do with them when I do….LOVE when you get savory Dorothy!!

  21. oh zucchini, you just keep coming. So excited to finally have something new to try!

  22. This is a great recipe to use up Corgette (That’s what we call them here in the UK) I can imagine it tastes delicious.

  23. That look so yummy! As a child, I hated squash and zucchini, I remember just choking it down when my mom made it, but as an adult, I love it! So glad my tastes changed :)

  24. I am always looking for dinner ideas, and this would be a winner in my house!! I will definitely be trying this soon!! Crazy about your monster zucchini plants too!!

  25. This looks delicious and oh so summery!

  26. This totally fits – and I’m totally loving it! I could go for this for lunch today for sure!

  27. This looks delicious! Zucchini + Pesto + Cream Cheese, can’t go wrong there!

  28. This looks fantastic and perfect for all of the summer veggies!!

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  30. I love pesto; this would be delicious with fresh veggies! Love the idea!

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  32. This is so easy and looks so pretty! I think I may add this to my dinner list for next week :)

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