Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette

As summer heats up gardens and crisper drawers overflow with fresh summer squash! While the rest of the world bakes zucchini bread with their excess squash I prefer to bake up this tender, flaky, gluten free Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette! This rustic tart is delicious hot, cold, or at room temperature and although it looks like it might be hard to make its actually SUPER SIMPLE! 

Gluten Free Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette recipe by @beardandbonnet

Galettes sure do look fancy, but they are actually one of the easiest pastries to make, plus once you get the hang of it you can customize this tart with any toppings your heart desires!

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Summer Squash and Ricotta Galette

This galette is great hot, at room temperature or even cold – you can serve it for any meal of the day and even pack all of the leftovers in lunch boxes!

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 1 10-inch galette 1x


  • 1 round of prepared gluten free pie crust dough, chilled for at least 1 hour
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons chiffonade basil leaves
  • crushed red pepper to taste


For the filling

  1. Layer paper towels together and spread the squash slices across the top. Sprinkle the squash with 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and let the salt draw the water out of the squash for 30 minutes. Before using gently blot the tops of the squash dry with paper towels.
  2. In a small bowl mix the olive oil and garlic together, set aside. In a separate bowl combine the ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan, mozzarella, thyme, rosemary and 1 teaspoon of the garlic infused oil. Season well with salt and pepper. Set aside.

For the galette

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Line a work surface with plastic wrap and place the chilled round of gluten free pie dough on top. Place another sheet of plastic wrap over the top and roll the dough out into a 12-inch round. Carefully transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Spread the cheese mixture over the galette dough, leaving a 2-inch border. Arrange the slices of squash artfully on the top of the cheese mixture by forming circles with the rounds starting at the outside edge and working towards the center. Drizzle the remaining garlic oil over the squash. Fold the border of the dough over the edges of the filling leaving the center open, carefully repairing any tears that occur in the edges of the dough, Brush the dough with the egg wash and sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of Parmesan cheese around the edges of the dough.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, sprinkling the pine nuts over the top of the galette in the last 8 minutes of bake time. The galette is done when the crust is golden brown, the cheese filling is slightly puffed and the squash is starting to curl around the edges. Remove from the oven , sprinkle with basil and pepper flakes if desired, Let stand for 5 minutes then cut into wedges and serve. This galette tastes great hot, warm or at room temperature.
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  1. Sam Goldstein August 16, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Awesome. I added Moroccan oil-cured olives (Kalamata would probably be a similar flavor) and used a combination of soft and hard goat cheese instead. Thank you for the wonderful recipe.

    1. thismess August 18, 2020 at 9:11 am

      That sounds incredible Sam!! I am so glad you enjoyed this galette recipe!!

  2. Judy August 3, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Made this for dinner tonight and it was so good! I used a premade pie crust because I had one that needed to be used. It was delicious. Unfortunately there are no leftovers.😥

  3. Valerie July 27, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Love This recipe! It’s my second time to prepare it. The first time I cut the zucchini and squash in a food processor very thinly slice and the second time I cut the vegetables as indicated a quarter of an inch thick. I liked it better with very thin zucchini slices. The taste of this galette is delightful.

    1. thismess July 30, 2019 at 12:14 pm

      So glad you liked it!!

  4. N @ Clean Eating Recipes Blog September 15, 2015 at 7:46 am

    This looks delicious! We live in Seattle, and yes, we’ll be stocking our boxes too with squash. Not only is it tasty and healthy; it’s a versatile vegetable that can be stirred, baked or easy raw. I like this recipe because it’s simple but also fancy-looking–families can enjoy it as an easy and healthy dinner but it can also be served for dinner parties. Thanks for sharing your fabulous idea! Have a nice day!

    1. Meg September 15, 2015 at 9:55 am

      Summer squash for the win!! Thanks for taking the time to come by and say hello 🙂


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