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.
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.
Steam Sauteed Summer Squash
Real Mom Kitchen
- 2 medium yellow squash sliced (zucchini would work too)
- ¼ cup water
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 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.