Simple Skillet Zucchini Squash

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

My mom threw this together the last time I was at her house and I loved it. I didn't get her exact recipe, but I did my best to recreate it. This is a great, easy recipe for a fresh summer squash crop! I sometimes use a large onion instead of a small one. The onion really soaks up a lot of flavor when it cooks and I absolutely love it. Of course, I really like onion a lot. If you like onions a lot, I recommend using more than called for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium-large skillet, heat oil and then add onions and zucchini.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, for 5 or 6 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. Add water, beef bullion granules, and salt. Cover and cook 15 minutes. (Check on zucchini during cooking and add more water if needed.).
  4. Remove lid and stir. Continue to cook, uncovered, until any remaining water is absorbed.
  5. Serve topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

Always looking for new ways to cook zucchini, came across this and liked the sound of it. I also didnt add salt and didnt cook for so long as I find zucchini easily turns to mush. Very tasty result, love the added parmesan.

Evie* October 18, 2009

I never get tired of summer squash. This was so simple, but wonderful. I didn't cook mine quite as long as written before uncovering.... just personal preference. Because of the beef bouillon, I really didn't see the need for adding more salt; it was yummy as it was! Thanx for posting this.

*Parsley* July 25, 2009

I just made this and love it. I only had to cook it covered for 10 minutes before uncovering.

mommydearest007 July 14, 2009