Smothered Yellow Squash With Basil

Recipe by Barb G.
READY IN: 35mins


  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 12
    lbs yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/8 inch thick slices
  • 2
    garlic cloves, finely chopped (or put through garlic press)
  • 12
    cup water
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 18
    teaspoon pepper
  • 14
    cup finely chopped fresh basil


  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot, But not smoking, then add half of the squash and saute, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer browned squash to a bowl, then heat remaining olive oil and saute remaining squash in the same manner.
  • Return squash from bowl to skillet, add garlic and saute, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.
  • Add water, salt, and pepper and simmer briskly, covered, until squash is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Stir in basil and serve.