Summer Squash with Herbs

I love being able to shop in the garden; it is such a frugal source of organic vegetables. This year we expanded the herb garden, so I have been adding fresh herbs to dishes every chance I get. My daughter likes squash prepared with herbs so much that I have caught her eating it as a snack by dipping it in leftover spaghetti sauce. Definitely a snack I endorse!

Summer Squash with Herbs

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5- 10 minutes
Cooking Time:  7 – 10 minutes


1 tablespoon olive oil

2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced

4 patty pan squash or 2 medium yellow squash, chopped

2 teaspoons fresh* oregano, minced

2 teaspoons fresh* basil, minced

dash of pepper


Heat oil in a large skillet. Add zucchini, squash, herbs, and pepper. Toss to coat. Cook over a medium flame until the squash is just tender, approximately 7 minutes.

*If you don’t have fresh herbs, substitute 1/2 the listed amount with dried herbs.

It isn’t too late to plop a few zucchini seeds in the ground. They grow very quickly and will continuously produce fruit until the first frost.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. My favorite way to cook Summer squash/patty pan is to steam it with dill. Delicious! I spied my first zucchini last night. Beans and peas to pick this week as well.

  2. I’ve actually made this, minus the squash and add red pepper flakes. It’s one of my favorite sides to prepare in the summer. By the way, Blogger has been very buggy lately, I can understand why you switched to WordPress.

  3. Dude loves zucchini-I’ll try this for him

  4. Yum Yum Yum! Love fresh veggies and I could eat this everyday all day long. Great recipe girl!

  5. This sounds wonderful – and I love the idea of the leftovers dipped in leftover spaghetti sauce too! Yum!

  6. Yummy! I also love the idea of leftovers dipped in spaghetti sauce.

    I can’t wait to cook with veggies from the garden. My squash and zucchini plants have yet to produce a harvest, although I think they are on their way!

  7. Love this! And good for you for “shoping in your garden!” I wish I were a better gardener…some day **sigh** Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  8. summer sqash with herbs sounds delicious.

  9. This is not only flavorful but also healthy . I would love to try it

  10. willie mitchell says:

    Love the idea of squash with herbs. My husband is not a fan of squash, but I think I can change him with some of your recipes. Just found your site(S)and love this site as well as $5 Dinner. Thanks!

    • Welcome! A lot of my recipes are inspired by trying to get my husband and kids to eat veggies that they “think” they don’t like – I just keep trying new flavor combinations until I find the magic formula. :)

  11. Jason@JLHealth says:

    Alea this recipe is perfect as I just cooked a TON of squash from the garden a couple of nights ago.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting with the hearth and soul hop.

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