Recipe #34: The best way to cook yellow summer squash.

Posted on May 17 2013 - 2:00pm by Markell

Bountiful Baskets is SUPER popular where I live. It’s an awesome co-op where you pay $15 and get a whole bunch of fruit & veggies. It is all non profit, but the participants are expected to help out once in awhile with the basket delivery. It’s great. Each week you get 5 different kinds of fruits and 5 different kinds of veggies, with various quantities of each type of fruit/veggies. You never know what you’re going to get. It’s really fun (I think). One thing that I get all the time though is summer squash. I never knew how to cook it, and it usually went to waste. Not anymore. Since I discovered this recipe, the summer squash is usually the first thing I eat out of my basket. Serious, it’s that good.

Here is what you need:

A summer squash
Half of an onion
brown sugar
oil (I use coconut oil or olive oil)

So here is what you do: 

Cut up your squash. The smaller the pieces, the quicker it will cook. I usually slice it into round pieces and then quarter each piece. 
Cut up the onion into rings. 
Heat up some oil on the stove using a medium heat. I use about 3 tablespoons of coconut oil. Just enough oil to cover the pan with about a quarter inch of oil. 
Place the squash and the onions in the oil. Put a lid on it for about five minutes. 
After five minutes, stir the squash. Put the lid back on for another five minutes.
Sprinkle three tablespoons of brown sugar over your squash/onion mixture. Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring half way through.

That’s it! Enjoy your squash! 

Delicious Summer Squash
Serves 2
A yummy way to cook squash so that your whole family will love it.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 2 Tablespoons oil (coconut, olive, or canola)
  2. 1 Onion
  3. 1 Squash
  4. 2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
  1. Cut your onion and squash into small pieces
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat
  3. Put your squash and onions in the pan and cook, covered for five minutes.
  4. After five minutes, stir and put the lid back on for another five minutes.
  5. Add the brown sugar
  6. Cook with the lid on for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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  1. heidi May 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    mmmm, this sounds so tasty. I love squash. Hope you have a great weekend.

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