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Super Easy Sauteed Summer Squash

My mother-in-law shared this fast and easy recipe with me. I have made it with different summer squash and it always delicious in its simplicity.

I layer the squash on top of the onions and cook them together.

Super Easy Sauteed Summer Squash
Recipe type: side
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Serves: 6
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 - 3 summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • dash (or two or three) of pepper
  1. Add olive oil to large skillet, covering bottom. Add onions. Place squash on top of onions. Add pepper to taste.
  2. Cook over medium heat for 7 -10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the squash slices. You will know that it is done when the flesh changes from its milky color and takes on a translucent appearance.


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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. Yellow summer squash is one thing that I have NOT been able to find here! I love it so much too. Maybe when I have space for a garden I'll just plant my own =)

  2. I am sure gardeners all across America would be willing to mail you a box or two. If not this week, then definitely by the end of the month! :-)

  3. Melissa says:

    This is very similar to what we're having one day this week, too. Mine never looks as pretty as yours, for some reason!

    A sprinkle of grated cheese is good on this dish, too.

  4. That is a good idea, Melissa!

  5. I'm going to wander out to my garden and make this recipe tomorrow night! Yummy!

    Thanks for sharing it with TATT!

  6. Oh wow, that is a lot like how I cook it too…except I use butter and we like it "browned" a bit. :) Nummy, that looks so good. :) Squash is such a prolific yielding crop, isn't it?? I've been quite overwhelmed with it some years. This year, we wised up and didn't plant as much! We love it when it first comes in, then get sorta burned out after a while. Then…we miss it when it's gone! :)

    • I know I’m a little late with the reply.(LOL) That recipe is so good with butter as Lori said, however, to add an even more special twist to it and make a dish that people just love, and some thinly sliced mushrooms, a little garlic powder, parsley, and a pinch of seasoned salt or regular salt. It’s a delicious, quick, and easy dish that goes over well in any setting.

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