Yellow Squash and Red Pepper Saute

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is my favorite way to have yellow squash. I have to fight my husband for it because he loves it, too. I am estimating all the amounts. I usually just toss mine together with whatever amounts of squash and red pepper I have. I love the bright red and yellow colors dancing in the pan! Sometimes I sprinkle a little balsamic vinegar at the end and let it caramelize on the squash....not as beautiful a color but quite tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 yellow squash, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 12 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 -2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste (or your favorite seasoning salt)
  • 2 -3 fresh basil leaves, chiffonaded (optional)


  1. Heat a skillet to medium high and add olive oil.
  2. Add squash, onions, and red pepper.
  3. Season to your liking. Salt and pepper now with fresh asil at the end if you wish.
  4. Saute until lightly browned and tender crisp.
  5. Sprinkle with basil chiffonade and serve.
Most Helpful

Made this recipe for dinner tonight as the main dish. It's hot and humid and I wanted something light, and this recipe was perfect. I held off adding the red pepper to the skillet. When the squash and onion were nicely browned, I added the peppers and sauteed them until the were tender/crisp. The fresh basil was the perfect garnish. This is a very colorful and pretty dish. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Kathy :-( July 06, 2011

I have made this a few times -- very easy and delicious!

Jazz Holliday September 11, 2008