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This summer, we have really enjoyed fresh yellow squash, especially the locally grown. I like it most any way it is prepared. This recipe is my husband's favorite way for me to fry squash. I guess it's because it's a little sweet.
I fry it in the cast iron frying pan that was given to us as a wedding gift 56 years ago.
Total Time: 30-45 minutes
Yield: 3-4 servings
Crisply cook 5 or 6 strips of bacon (save the grease.) Slice about 6 or 8 yellow summer squash in small circles, boil until just tender and drain.
In the same skillet you fried the bacon in, leave two or three tablespoons of the grease and add crumpled bacon and 1/2 block of cream cheese. After you stir that up, mix in drained squash and stir gently.
It is definitely not a low calorie dish but it's tasty.
By Sharon Y from Bonita Springs, FL
In a large nonstick skillet, saute the yellow squash, zucchini, onion and garlic in oil until crisp-tender, stirring occasionally...
At this point you can allow to cool, place in a quart freezer bag, press out air and freeze for later use. Repeat for all remaining squash and zucchini
OR continue by adding fresh tomatoes or one LARGE jar of diced tomatoes and one small can of tomato sauce.
Grill chicken breasts, cook pasta and serve.
A light, fresh and delicious summer meal. My children (ages 11 and 17) love this pasta sauce.
This is a quick weeknight dinner and is loved by all the kids in the family.
This is a nice side dish and can be served over rice or pasta if desired. It is a good accompaniment to Chicken Parmesan or grilled Italian sausages.
By Diana from Prospect, KY
This page contains zucchini squash pancake recipes. Summer squash, such as zucchini, can be prepared in a way similar to a potato pancake.
A perfect way to use up any squash you have in your garden this year. Delicious, easy and fast to prepare.
Wash squash and cut in small pieces. Cut corn from the cob. Skin tomato (the skin comes off easily if they are first dipped in boiling water for 1 minute), and cut into cubes.
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Please share your summer (yellow) squash recipes that do NOT contain meat (or meat flavoring). Thanks!
Maryeileen from Brooklyn, OH
I love this site - one of my favorites. Google "yellow squash recipes" for many, MANY more. Enjoy. (08/16/2006)
I just dice my yellow squash and an onion, put a little olive oil and about a tablespoon butter ,salt and pepper and bake in a 350 degree F oven about 45 minutes. stir a couple times during cooking process, I cook mine in an iron skillet and cover with foil. (08/16/2006)
Here is a recipe that I made myself and my husband loves it! You take yellow squash and zucchini squash cut up in slices, then add tomatillos (they are a small green tomato, I think from Mexico. I get them in the local grocery store). Slice them up too, put in a skillet with olive oil and low-fat margarine. Simmer and saute' till soft and looks like it's cooked. Then add some salt and pepper and YUM! It's so good! Hope you try it, if you do tell me if you like it, ok? (08/16/2006)
These ingredients are only suggestions; use whatever is ripest, from the market or your own garden.
In a large pan over high heat, saute' eggplant and rosemary in oil for 5 minutes. Add squash and zucchini, and saute' a few minutes more. Salt and pepper lightly. Add fennel, onion, and garlic, and saute' until soft. Add peppers, reduce heat, and cook for 4 minutes. Mix in thyme and orange zest; add tomatoes and vinegar. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and adjust seasonings with salt, pepper, vinegar, or oil. Cover, and keep warm.
Cook penne in a large pot of boiling salted water, according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain. Toss with the vegetables. Serve hot or cold.
Any vegetable goes with cheese sauce! Fry them like zucchini. Use them the same as zucchini in breads and fritters (I like some onion shredded in with the squash and use a tempura type batter). You can use them instead of cucumbers in bread and butter pickles. They'll taste mostly of vinegar and onion but it will use them up! (08/17/2006)
In this you may use other "cream soup"
Saute' onions, celery, and pepper in margarine and add to squash. Add corn bread. Mix soup, milk and eggs and add to squash. Add sage and mix well. Put into baking dish and bake at 450 degrees F until brown.
This is a very good side dish, especially good with beans. In the summer when I have plenty of squash I cook, measure and freeze it to have to make this dish the year around.
This recipe calls for zucchini but I don't see why you couldn't substitute yellow squash or mix the two squash. This is a very yummy meatless meal.
Separate, spread and pat the crescent roll dough into a 9 inch pie plate. Spread mustard over crust. Saute zucchini, onion and parsley in butter till tender. Add spices and let cool down. Beat 2 eggs well. Add eggs and cheese to sauteed mixture and pour into pie plate. Bake 20 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Note: If you want to double this you can fix in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Ovens vary so check to see that it is not mushy in center. It should be firm.
Slice squash, put oil or bacon grease (really good!) in skillet. Chop an onion. Put onion in hot skillet, stir a bit then add the squash. Fry then cover and let steam. Clearly done when soft. Salt and Pepper and put it on the table. Love it!
If you want, crumble a slice of cooked bacon over the dish. Good Eats!! (08/21/2006)
Thanks for your ideas, minus the bacon! (08/22/2006)
I make a recipe with yellow squash corn and onion saute them together in olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and that is it. (07/15/2007)
This isn't exactly a recipe, but I dice the squash, add a little water, and cook it in the microwave for 4-5 minutes. Then I add it various dishes- soup, casserole, rice or pasta dish. (06/21/2008)