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Steam Sauteed Summer Squash

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I absolutely love this time of year.  It is the time of year when I get to enjoy yellow summer squash and zucchini.  These two types of squash are actually the only kind of squash I like.  I don’t care for the texture of all the other ones.  Too mushy for me.  However, I am in heaven with zucchini and yellow squash.  I found this steam sauteed summer squash recipe at $5 dinners that steams the squash a little before you sauté it. 

It is also cooked in olive oil with a little sugar which is different than the usual butter that I do, plus it’s better for you.  I love this way of cooking the squash.  This steam sauteed summer squash was light and delicious with a hint of sweetness.

Steam Sauteed Summer Squash | realmomkitchen.com

I have a good selection of zucchini/yellow squash recipes on my site since each summer I am trying to keep up with my one zucchini plant.  However, I have listed my absolute- must-make-favorite recipes below for you.

Right to left: Lemon Zucchini Blueberry Cake, Squash Casserole, Panko Encrusted Fried Zucchini, Pineapple Zucchini Cake

Other favorites not pictured include Blueberry Zucchini Bread, Zucchini Cakes (like crab cakes), Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Steam Sauteed Summer Squash
Steam Sauteed Summer Squash | realmomkitchen.com

Steam Sauteed Summer Squash

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Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium yellow squash sliced (zucchini would work too)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions
 

  • 1. Place the sliced squash into a skillet with the water, sugar and olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 2. Cover the squash for about 2-3 minutes, allowing the steam to begin cooking the squash.
  • 3. Uncover the squash and stir with wooden spoon.  Let the remaining water boil off and then saute the partially cooked squash for 3-4 minutes…or until begins to brown.
  • 4. Once a few of the squash slices begin to brown, sauté another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 5. Serve warm as side dish. Makes 6-8 side dish portions.
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30 Comments

  1. I like that you added a bit of sugar! I wouldn’t have thought of that but now that you mention it, it makes perfect sence. Think of onions!

  2. I like that you added a bit of sugar! I wouldn’t have thought of that but now that you mention it, it makes perfect sence. Think of onions!

  3. I love all the different things you did with squash! The steamed sautéed squash definitely sounds tasty =).
    ~Kurious Kitteh

  4. I love all the different things you did with squash! The steamed sautéed squash definitely sounds tasty =).
    ~Kurious Kitteh

  5. Thank you for all the great recipes you post.
    Love all the squash & zucchini recipes. You post such wonderful recipes and would like to to try them all.
    Keep up the good work!

  6. Thank you for all the great recipes you post.
    Love all the squash & zucchini recipes. You post such wonderful recipes and would like to to try them all.
    Keep up the good work!