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Sautéed Yellow Squash

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This simple vegetable side dish is so easy and quick to make and is super versatile. Sautéed yellow squash is a great summer dish, cooked with slices of onion, it’s vibrant and oh so delicious!

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If you are anything like me, I’m always on the look out for new side dishes! And since I live in the South, I love to eat fresh vegetables that are in season and cooked until tender and sweetened. This sautéed summer squash is so wonderfully fresh and vibrant and is great to pair with so many dishes.

This squash is so simple to make, it’s great to pair with so many dishes. Try it with marinated salmon, whole chicken or steak kebabs.

Sautéed Yellow Squash Ingredients

There’s nothing complicated about this dish, you just need a few simple ingredients:

  • Yellow squash
  • Sweet onion
  • Unsalted butter
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and white pepper
Ingredients to make the recipe

How To Make Sautéed Yellow Squash

  • Add ingredients to a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir and cook the squash and onions until they are softened, about 15-20 minutes.

What is yellow squash?

Yellow squash is a variety of summer squash. They have a creamy white flesh and their seeds are larger than other varieties. They can be found all year round in stores, but their peak season is in the summer months. It is mild tasting with a slight sweetness.

Why sauté with butter?

I sautéed the yellow squash and onions in butter rather than oil as it adds a really nice flavor. If you prefer, or want to make this dish vegan, you can of course use oil instead, you would need about 1 tablespoon.

I prefer to use unsalted butter and then add in the salt to taste. You can use salted butter, but you may want to cut back on the added salt if you do.

Can you use other squashes for this recipe?

I love the flavor and vibrant colors of the yellow squash, but if you can’t get hold of it, you can easily substitute it with either green or yellow zucchini.

Cooked yellow squash and onions in a skillet

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Slice the squash into evenly sized pieces so that they cook evenly.
  • Cook the dish on a medium heat. Butter has a low smoking point, so you need to be careful not to burn it.
  • Stir the squash frequently while it is cooking.

More Easy Vegetable Side Dishes

Sautéed Yellow Squash

This Sautéed Yellow Squash is so simple yet delicious. Yellow squash slowly cooked in butter and spices until tender.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword sauteed squash, yellow squash recipe, yellow squash side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 servings
Calories 177kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs yellow squash sliced thin
  • 1 large sweet onion thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ tsp garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ tsp white pepper

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to a 12-inch skillet over medium heat.
  • Stir and cook the squash until it’s softened, about 15-20 minutes.

Notes

  • Slice the squash into evenly sized pieces so that they cook evenly.
  • Cook the dish on a medium heat. Butter has a low smoking point, so you need to be careful not to burn it.
  • Stir the squash frequently while it is cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 808IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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