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Yellow Squash Recipe
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Yellow Squash

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"This is a bit different but it is excellent!! It is a great side dish or afternoon snack for those that love squash or have oodles of it popping up in their gardens!"

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Original recipe makes 3 to 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  1. Slice and steam or boil squash until tender. Pour off any remaining water.
  2. Mash the squash slightly. In a medium size pot place mashed squash, onion, butter, milk, salt and pepper. Mix well and heat over a medium flame. Serve warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 27, 2004

This is a nice way to prepare squash. I reduced the butter to 2 tsp and added a little more onion and a clove of garlic to the cooking water during the last 4 minutes of boiling. I would reduce the milk next time to about 1/8 cup. I used 1.5 lb of yellow squash.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 24, 2005

This dish was ok. I steamed the squash and just felt that there was not much flavor to this dish. It tasted like it was missing something.

May 20, 2004

This is great if you like yellow squash. I make it a little differently though. I grate the squash in my food processor (this way I don't have to mash it after it is cooked) and then put it and the onion in a casserole dish with the lid on and stick it in the microwave. I have a fresh vegetable button on my microwave so I just use that twice. After the second time, I take the squash out, drain it and add the rest of the ingredients. I only use 1/4 cup of milk though, or it is too liquid for my taste.

Jul 09, 2008

Quick to prepare and Good! Sliced 1/2" and boiled the larger slices 3 minutes, then added smaller pieces and continued boiling for 5 minutes. Mashed slightly. Watch squash closely after adding milk. Creamy and a nice subtle flavor. Hubby said it was the best squash recipe he'd ever eaten!

Aug 24, 2003

Thanks for submitting this quick and tasty recipe. Our neighbor had given us a few Yellow Squash and I had no idea how to add some flavor to this type of squash. Limited on ingredients but still need something quick and yummy...this is makes a great side dish.

Jul 09, 2010

This recipe is great! I boiled the squash in chicken broth, as suggested. Then after I mashed it up a bit I added lots of chopped up onion and a tablespoon of flour to the milk before adding to the squash. It is DELICIOUS! I didn't even have to nag my kids to eat it! I had a little left over and added some hot peppers from my garden to it and gobbled the last bit up that night. Thank you for the great recipe! Will be making again...

Jul 29, 2008

This was surprisingly good. I steamed/boiled yellow squash slices and zucchini slices. I didn't drain much of the water. Added onion powder and black pepper. Added a small amount of shredded cheese and a small amount of milk. Mixed it up and served it as a side. The whole family thought it was very good.

Jul 05, 2008

I used to order the "steamed squash" at a diner in Rhode Island, years ago while stationed in New England in the Coast Guard. This recipe reminded of that wonderful experience. So far I've been asked to make this again and again. Sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, unsalted butter, and 2% Milk, along with fresh yellow or white onions are the only seasoning!


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  • Calories
  • 73 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.8 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 37 mg
  • 1%

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

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