Zucchini/Yellow Squash Stir Fry

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

A lovely veggie side dish. Wonderful summer squash blends nicely with onion in this quickie stir-fry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse zucchini and squash.
  2. Cut into thin slices, discarding stems and bottoms.
  3. Slice onion into thin rings.
  4. Spray a wok or large, covered frying pan with cooking spray.
  5. Melt butter in pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Add zucchini, squash and onion.
  7. Stir-fry for several minutes, until tender-crisp.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  9. Add 3 T water and cover.
  10. Reduce heat and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until mixture meets your criteria for doneness (We like ours slightly soft, others may prefer either crisp or very soft).
Most Helpful

This was really delicious. I stir fried the zucchini and squash for about 4 minutes and then added the water and put the lid on for about 2 minutes. It was tender crisp. There's no way I would cook it for 6 to 8 minutes unless you like mush.

Carolyn in Toronto May 29, 2004

This was very good. Instead of 3 tbls water I added 3 tbls of lemon juice. It was very good and almost as good as our grilled zucchini and squash. Much more convenient when you are in a hurry. thanks

~Nimz~ June 22, 2003

I had some squash around and wanted a healthy small meal, so I found this and it was perfect! I omitted the onion and used lemon juice instead of water. I loved it, but then again, I am a huge squash fan, so I am biased haha...thank you for this recipe!!!

Mimosas for Mr & Mrs July 06, 2010