Yellow Squash Saute

"This is a wonderful side dish and very easy! You can add zucchini and more butter for a little varity. Very tasty!"
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  • Slice the Squash and onion.
  • Add to butter in frying pan.
  • Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper as desired.
  • Saute until Tender.
  • Serve hot.

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  1. I use one large Vidalia onion and 3 med yellow squash. I cut into chunks not slices both for onion and squash. I only used 2 tbsp. of butter. I used garlic powder and blk pepper which I put on the onions I sautéed them first to get caramelized then added the squash... this is a keeper.
  2. Very delicious! The cooking fat was a combination of olive oil and a small amount of butter for flavor. The fat was reduced by about half. I used 2 medium yellow squash and half an onion. The onion was cooked for a few minutes prior to adding the sliced squash. The pan was covered and the vegetables were allowed to brown slightly. I might try adding in fresh garlic next time.
  3. This was fantastic! I used 3 squashes and cooked them in batches, keeping the cooked ones warm. I cooked the onions on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes so they would carmelize a little, and then added the squash, garlic salt and pepper. Such a delicious taste with a minimum of prep time; just my kind of recipe, easy and with terrific flavor. Thanks for posting this great recipe!
  4. I gave this 5 stars. My family loves this recipe. I got my copy from My future mother-inlaw. She makes her yellow squash kinda this way. She doesn't add the onion and she adds some water to cook the squash. I do not always add the water. When I make this recipe I prefer to use garlic powder as I think the garlic salt is to much of a overpowering salty taste. I didn't think the onion affected the flavor it tasted just like my future mom-inlaw makes it. Thanks for posting a great recipe. Christine (internetnut)
  5. I make this also. I add 3-4 cloves minced garlic. Sprinkle of hot pepper flakes. Cut butter down to 2 tbsp. I then use a little swanson chicken broth, just to keep the squash from burning. It is an awsome recipe. Grandkids love it.


  1. This is very similar to the way I have eaten yellow squash since I was a child. I used about 5 squash, used olive oil instead of butter, and omitted the garlic salt. Still, itls a wonderful recipe and there's lots of room for experimentation!
  2. This was so delicious! I love squash and usually fry mine with flour and oil but this is the best way. It was simple and so very easy to make. I did change one thing and that was..I used minced garlic in place of the garlic salt and just used plain salt and pepper as normal. It made the dish very tasty. Thanks for sharing this way of making squash.



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