Are you looking for a vegetable recipe that’s quick and easy to make? Do you want a recipe with few ingredients? You should check out my summer squash recipe! I didn’t like squash when I was growing up, but the onions and garlic in this recipe give the squash an almost caramelized flavor. It might make you like squash, and maybe even your kids too!
This summer squash recipe was originally from the Taste of Home magazine, but I changed it a little to meet our dietary needs. I do that to just about all of the recipes I use. I change them up to meet our dietary needs and our tastes. You can read more about how I do that in my post, 14 Ways to Adapt Existing Recipes to be Heart Healthy.
You only need 7 ingredients to make this Summer squash recipe! I buy summer squash when it’s on sale. It usually goes on sale every few weeks when it’s in season for $0.98/pound. I buy onions regularly, but I always look for what’s on sale. If no onions are on sale, I’ll just buy one or two. If they’re on sale, I’ll buy four. That way I have enough for a couple of weeks.
I always have margarine, olive oil, garlic cloves, pepper and salt on hand. So, I didn’t have to buy anything else for this recipe!Are you looking for a vegetable recipe that's quick and easy to make? Do you want a recipe with few ingredients? You should check out my summer squash recipe!Click To Tweet
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This summer squash recipe is really quick and easy to make. Depending on how long the main dish cooks for, depends on when I cut the summer squash. If the main dish takes an hour or more to cook, I will cut these up while the main dish is cooking. If it takes less than that to cook, I will cut everything first.
Summer squash is easy to cut. I scrub the summer squash under running water, using a vegetable brush. Then, I slice off each end. Next, I cut the summer squash into slices. As you can tell from the picture above, they’re not all uniform sized slices. It’s okay if they’re not exactly the same, just try to get them as close to the same size as you can. That makes it better for even cooking.
The recipe calls for chopped onions. As you can see, the onions are chopped just about the same size, but not exactly. Just like I mentioned before, it’s okay if they’re not all the same exact size. Otherwise you would spend hours trying to get them exactly right, and who wants to do that? We’re busy moms, we have plenty of other things to do!
By the way, if you want to learn how to cut onions without crying, you have to watch my friend’s video:
Her method really works, it’s amazing!
Next, you heat the pan up on medium heat. Add in the olive oil and margarine. Once the margarine is melted, add in the summer squash, onion, and garlic. You saute it for 10 – 12 minutes or until tender.
I check to see if they’re tender by sticking a fork in them. If the fork goes in easily, then I think they’re tender enough and they’re done.
Once it’s tender, you add in the salt and pepper. Mix it all up and it’s done! That’s it! Your summer squash is cooked and ready to eat with your main dish. See, wasn’t that quick and easy?
These vegetables make enough for 2 nights. So, the next night all we have to do is heat it up in the microwave, along with the main dish. Everyone scoops out how much they want on their plate and we heat each plate up for about 2 minutes. In just about 10 minutes, dinner is ready the second night! Nice and easy!
A healthy, quick and easy vegetable side dish. Just a few simple ingredients that are easy to prepare. You'll have a delicious vegetable to go with any meal!
- 6 yellow summer squash, cut into 1/2 - in. slices
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp. margarine
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
In a large skillet, saute the squash, onion and garlic in oil and butter for 10 - 12 minutes or until tender.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and mix in.
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