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Super Easy Sautéed Summer Squash

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Super Easy Summer Squash Saute

Super Easy Summer Squash Saute

Diana Rattray
This simple summer squash sauté is a great way to enjoy fresh summer squash. Feel free to use either yellow summer squash or zucchini in this easy recipe. This is a wonderful and easy side dish to serve with a grilled steak or chicken meal, along with rice, baked potato, or another side vegetable.


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 4 small summer squash or 2 to 3 medium
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 3 or 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • about a dozen medium basil leaves, cut chiffonade*
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


*To cut chiffonade, stack the leaves, roll up tightly, and slice thinly.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat . Saute the sliced summer squash, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes. Add the vegetable broth to the skillet and continue cooking and stirring for a few minutes longer, until almost tender. Add the garlic and green onions and continue cooking and stirring until tender but still a bit firm. Stir in the basil and add salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Simple and Delicious, Member barb_s13

This was a quick and easy recipe that turned out to be quite tasty. The chicken broth gives it a savory flavor. I chose to use chives instead of onions and dried basil instead of fresh, but it still came out great. The squash was tender, but still had a little bit of a bite to it, which was perfect.

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