One of my favorite dishes my mother made when I was a kid was a simple sauté of lovely yellow summer squash. She would just cut the squash into little discs, cook them with some onions and within minutes we had a simple side dish that was full of flavor. To give my take on her recipe a little more oomph, I caramelize the onions first and occasionally sprinkle on a bit of Parmesan cheese to give the flavor even more richness and depth. When squash is in season, I quadruple this recipe, yes quadruple it, just so I can enjoy it as a snack during the day. It’s not exactly pretzels or potato chips, but to me it’s equally addictive. I was eating a bowl of it cold yesterday and Chloe was asking me for forkful after forkful until my bowl was bare. A cinch to make and straightforward delish, try making some this summer for your gang!


Simple Sauteed Summer Squash

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 5 yellow squash, sliced into coins
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • splash of water
  • parmesan cheese, grated



    Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 3g | Calories: 70kcal | Fat: 3g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 10g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. Funny, I am a cold-day-after-squash eater too! I love it. also love making someting like this with zucchini.

    2. i love the sauted squash 2 years i used to eat it alll the time like 5-6 a month for 2 months straight

    3. This was delicious! And easy to make! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I will definitely be making it again.

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