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Stewed Squash Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Stewed Squash

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"My grandmother makes this dish all the time and my husband loves it! For a vegetarian variation, use 1 teaspoon vegetable oil instead of bacon and follow same directions."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Saute bacon in a medium skillet; when it is half done, add onion and saute until lightly caramelized and bacon is done.
  2. Add squash and zucchini and brown lightly on both sides. Season with salt and pepper to taste and pour in water. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2003

This squash has wonderful flavor. I used pre-cooked bacon pieces and sauteed them with the onions in a tablespoon of olive oil. I also reduced the water to one cup so that it wasn't so "soupy." The squash was great over pasta and then topped with marinara sauce. A good way to give squash some flavor without all the fat of the typical squash casserole.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 13, 2009

I agree with others who noted that if this were to be prepared with the amount of water called for it would be soupy mush. Zucchini and yellow squash already contain a lot of water, so to add any is really unnecessary. So I eliminated the water altogether, added a clove of minced garlic and some sliced mushrooms, and cooked this just until done but still retaining its shape. It turned out beautifully and the bacon was a flavorful addition. Five stars just by skipping the water!

Apr 08, 2007

Had a large Easter Dinner, but the big hit with the family was the easiest to make, Your recipe for "Stewed Squash" It really was delicious. I've made it before for my husband & he loved it..Now its a family recipe..Thanks

Oct 27, 2005

This was great. i made it for company and they loved it. i added carrots adn a few other veggies for color. i sauted the squash and zucchini and then cut down the water to make more of a casserole. of course i love bacon adn added a little mroe too this was quick adn easy and even my sons loved it since this week they only liked green veggies maybe next time they will only like the yellow ones :)

Jun 23, 2011

I have cooked squash similar to this all my life. However, I never add that much water to squash. Only a small amount is needed, usually just 1/4-1/2 cup if a lot of squash is being cooked. For this small amount of squash do not add more than 2-3 tablespoons otherwise all you will get is tasteless mush.

Aug 22, 2008

I was looking for this recipe. Although I didn't know it was called "stewed squash" I am happy to have found it. My mom makes something like this dish. I went the vegan approach w/out bacon and used olive oil. It turned out great. I have never enjoyed squash and zucchini like this before! Great recipe. Thanks!

Nov 01, 2007

We love squash including my one year old so I thought this would be a good way to serve it differently than usual. It was just mush and did not have much flavor which was suprising with the bacon and onion.

Jul 05, 2007



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  • Calories
  • 70 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

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

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