South Beach Style Savory Squash Saute

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I created this recipe at a time when i am growing a tad weary of salads and side salads and wanted a great vegetable side dish. I have always loved my Aunt Norma's stewed squash, and keeping her souther style- recipe in mind I created this yummy south beach friendly version.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 small yellow squash, halved lengthwise and sliced about 1/4 in thick
  • 13 cup vidalia onion, sliced thin
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 slices turkey bacon
  • 14 cup dry white wine
  • 12 teaspoon Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1 teaspoon all purpose Greek seasoning, like cavendar (optional)
  • salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Fry turkey bacon over medium-high heat in pan until crisp.
  2. Depending on the brand of turkey bacon you use you may need to coat the pan slightly with cooking spray.
  3. Remove bacon from pan and let drain on paper towels if oily, then crumble when cooled.
  4. In the same pan, over medium-high heat add olive oil and then onions.
  5. Sauté onions until they start to become translucent.
  6. Add garlic, and yellow squash.
  7. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Sauté for 1-2 minutes until squash is still crisp-tender.
  9. Add white wine and bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Reduce heat to medium-low, add Splenda and Greek seasoning and stir to combine.
  11. Let simmer for 10 minutes or until your desired tenderness for squash.
  12. Just before serving, stir in crumbled bacon and serve.
Most Helpful

This is a great way to prepare summer squash. Very tasty

iris5555 July 19, 2012

My aunt who is doing the South Beach Diet, and my mother were visiting so I cooked this along with my low carb lemon caper chicken. Delightful! This will be a staple at our house! Thank you so much.

Teddy's Mommy December 13, 2007

Very or no diet. Thanks for a great recipe we will enjoy again in the future.

Empire920 April 13, 2006