Sauteed Yellow Squash Recipe

Sauteed Yellow Squash Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium summer squash, sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly or diced
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in large skillet.
  2. Add onion and cook just till tender.
  3. Add yellow squash and continue cooking over medium heat, stirring until squash begins to soften.
  4. Cover and continue cooking over low heat until nice and tender (usually about 20-25 minutes).


Servings: 4

Cheesy Squash Casserole

Ingredients
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
6 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
1 large Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 sleeve crackers, crushed medium to fine

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the squash, onion, and butter until soft. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Parmesan, Cheddar, and sour cream. Add salt and pepper, to taste
Place in the prepared casserole dish and sprinkle the cracker crumbs evenly over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.

Squash Casserole

Ingredients
4 pounds yellow squash, sliced
1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
1 cup (4 oz.) freshly shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups soft, fresh breadcrumbs, divided
1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup crushed French fried onions

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook yellow squash and sweet onion in boiling water to cover in a Dutch oven 8 minutes or just until vegetables are tender; drain squash mixture well.
2. Combine squash mixture, freshly shredded Cheddar cheese, next 5 ingredients, 1 cup breadcrumbs, and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
3. Stir together melted butter, French fried onions, and remaining 1 cup breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over squash mixture.
4. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until set.

Squash and Zucchini Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces farfalle (bowtie) pasta
  • 1 pound yellow summer (crookneck) squash, cut into 1-in. chunks
  • 1 pound zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-in. chunks
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, divided
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • About 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives


Directions
1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender to the bite, 9 to 12 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse thoroughly under cold water until completely cool (see Notes).
2. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for medium heat (you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 5 to 7 seconds). Thread squash and zucchini chunks onto 10- to 12-in. metal skewers and place on a baking sheet. Brush vegetables with 1/4 to 1/3 cup olive oil on all sides and sprinkle with salt to taste. Transfer to grill and cook 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, or until vegetables are very tender.
3. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining olive oil, the vinegar, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a small bowl.
4. With a fork, push vegetables off skewers back onto baking sheet and toss them in oil left there. In a large bowl, toss together pasta, vegetables, oregano, pine nuts, and olives. Add dressing and salt and pepper to taste; toss. Serve warm or cold.
Note: Ingredients can be prepped and pasta cooked a day ahead of time and chilled (add 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil to the cooked pasta). Toss everything together just before serving.

Sugar-Spiced Pork with Squash and Potatoes

Ingredients
1 pound butternut squash, halved, seeded, peeled, and cut into 1-inch cubes*
1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 fresh poblano peppers, seeded and cut into bite-size strips**
2 small onions, cut into thin wedges
1 2 – 2 1/2 pound pork shoulder roast, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
2/3 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

Directions
1. In a large bowl combine squash and sweet potatoes. Drizzle oil over vegetables, tossing to coat. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, salt, cumin, black pepper, cinnamon, and ginger. Add half of the spice mixture to squash mixture; set remaining aside. Toss squash mixture to coat pieces. Transfer to a 4 1/2- or 5-quart slow cooker. Add poblano peppers and onions to cooker.
2. In the same bowl combine the meat and the remaining spice mixture, tossing to coat pieces. Add meat to cooker. Pour broth over meat.
3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
4. To serve, transfer squash mixture and meat to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with parsley.

Caramelized Butternut Squash

Ingredients:
2 medium butternut squash (4 to 5 pounds total)
6 -8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2-1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Cut off the ends of each butternut squash and discard.
Peel the squash and cut in half lengthwise.
Using a spoon, remove the seeds.
Cut the squash into 1 1/4″ to 1 1/2″ cubes (large and uniform is best), and place them on a baking sheet.
Add the melted butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
With clean hands, toss all of the ingredients together and spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Roast for 45 minutes to 55 minutes, until the squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize.
Turn the squash while roasting a few times with a spatula to be sure it browns evenly.
Adjust seasonings if needed.
Serve hot.

Squash, Bacon, and Mozzarella Quiche

Ingredients
Crust:
6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup ice water
Cooking spray
Filling:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups (1/8-inch-thick) slices yellow squash
2 cups (1/8-inch-thick) slices zucchini
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 large egg whites
3 large eggs
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Preparation
To prepare crust, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor, and pulse 2 times or until combined. Add butter and shortening; pulse 4 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. With food processor on, add ice water through food chute, processing just until the mixture is combined (do not form a ball). Press mixture into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap, and cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Slightly overlap 2 sheets of plastic wrap on a slightly damp flat surface. Unwrap and place chilled dough on plastic wrap. Cover dough with 2 additional sheets of overlapping plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, into a 12-inch circle. Place dough in freezer 5 minutes or until plastic wrap can easily be removed. Remove top sheets of plastic wrap, and fit dough, plastic wrap side up, into a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray. Remove remaining plastic wrap from dough. Fold edges under, and flute. Pierce bottom and sides of dough with fork. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°.
To prepare the filling, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add squash, zucchini, shallots, and thyme; saute for 5 minutes or until squash and zucchini are tender, stirring frequently. Cool the squash mixture slightly.
Combine 1 cup reduced-fat milk and the next 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Arrange squash mixture evenly over crust, and sprinkle with 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese. Pour the egg mixture over cheese. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until filling is set. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack.

Squash Croquettes

Ingredients
4 2/3 cups coarsely chopped yellow squash (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 cup crushed saltine crackers (about 30 crackers)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
Sliced green onions (optional)

Preparation
Steam squash and 1/2 cup onions, covered, 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Mash mixture with a fork. Stir in crackers and next 3 ingredients (through eggs). Cover and chill for 3 hours; drain well in a fine mesh strainer.
Place cornmeal in a shallow dish. Divide squash mixture into 12 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Lightly coat each patty with cooking spray.
Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Place 4 patties in pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove patties from pan. Repeat procedure 2 times with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 8 patties. Garnish with onions, if desired. Serve immediately.