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Skillet Summer Squash Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Skillet Summer Squash

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"The good old-fashioned country way. This is definitely NOT diet food. You don't drain the bacon fat off after you brown it. If you really have to, you can substitute butter, but it won't be the same. You can also use this recipe with a combination of yellow and pattypan squash."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    50 mins


  1. Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Add onions and cook in the bacon drippings until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add squash, salt, and black pepper; stir to coat.
  2. Cover skillet and cook squash mixture over low heat until tender, about 25 minutes.
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Jun 06, 2012

As this recipe’s first reviewer, I’m happy to say that while this may not be particularly unique, it is nonetheless particularly delicious. I often prepare any number of different vegetables with bacon and it has never let me down, especially when fresh minced garlic is added! Tonight I chose to use both green and yellow patty pan squash, but zucchini or yellow squash would be equally as good.

Jun 19, 2012

Great use of all the squash we have in the summer. Just the right amount of bacon. I did drain it after cooking - before serving because the squash gives off so much water.


12 Ratings

Jul 12, 2012

This was good. The mistake I made was not to peel and seed the squash first.

Feb 13, 2013

Made this tonight to accompany chicken cordon bleu - it was great. The only difference was I added about 3/4 cup chopped yellow peppers to mine. The peppers sweetened it a bit, and I thought it was fabulous! Thank you for the recipe! I'll definitely be making this again!

Oct 08, 2012

This was great. I added potatoes to it because I wanted to make it an entire meal. I will certainly have it again.

Nov 18, 2012

I love this take on squash. however I do something a bit different. preboil squash to tender a little and add sugar to give just a hint of sweetness. Love this recipe. I saw it as I am looking for other recipes for squash that are not caseroles and cracker based!! Suggestions? please!!

Oct 07, 2012

Most recipes that call for summer squash use so little of it, there's a ton of the veggie still unused. But I was able to plow through 1 and 1/2 large sunburst squash with this recipes. I also added some diced read potatoes from the garden and spiced it up with a little thyme, garlic powder, and cumin. All my kids were begging for seconds.

Jul 14, 2015

This is good. The key to making this really delicious is using very FRESH garden squash. Nothing fancy, but a good reliable side to lots of main dishes.


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  • Calories
  • 182 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 336 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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