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Cream Cheese Basil Summer Squash


"Young tender summer squash, yellow crookneck or yellow pattypan, microwave recipe, quick, absolutely delicious! Vegetable haters, will love it."
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25 m servings 227 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a glass serving dish, combine the squash pieces and garlic. Season with salt, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 5 to 8 minutes on high, or until tender. Stir after every 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the cream cheese over the top, and return to the microwave, uncovered for about 1 minute, or until the cheese is melted. Stir until the cheese is smooth and blended into the squash. Let set for a minute or two before serving.

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  1. 72 Ratings

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Yummy! I changed it a little...I drained the water from the squash after cooking it, then I mixed in half a can of Rotel tomatoes & gr. chiles, then put in the cream cheese, melted it for a lit...

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I had to cook the squash for a longer time and it still was not soft but firm. The anti-veggie bunch I have still would not even try it. It was ok for me. I will have to try some other way of co...

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Yummy! I changed it a little...I drained the water from the squash after cooking it, then I mixed in half a can of Rotel tomatoes & gr. chiles, then put in the cream cheese, melted it for a lit...

I knew from looking at the ingredients this had the potential for a great recipe. I was right. It is delicious. I used two smaller crookneck squash, 4oz of cream cheese, garlic powder and fres...

This recipe is awesome if you want a quick, satisfying side dish or an easy dish to serve at a party (just scale it up). I made it delicious and fairly healthy by sauteeing the squash and garli...

This recipe was wonderful! However, I sauteed the onion and garlic in a skillet, added the squash and used fresh minced basil instead of dried. Definitely a keeper!

Awesome recipe! I couldn't stop eating it! I pan fried the squash and there was no liquid to drain off. I used fresh basil instead of dried, and only 1/2 a pkg of cream cheese and it was so v...

This was very good! The only thing I do differently: I make it for one serving. I take two squash (about 6 oz) sprinkel with salt and basil, micro for about two minutes, DRAIN and stir in 1 tb...

This was an excellent recipe. I used 4 cloves of garlic (we really love garlic in this house) and microwaved the squash as directed. I took the advise of some other reviewers and drained the co...

I love recipes that don't require measuring. You can easily tailor this recipe to whatever you have on hand. After the squash cooked for 5 minutes, I drained off the liquid, added some cubed...

Nice change of pace for my low-carb diet. I will make it again!