Super easy and seriously flavorful, this sauteed yellow squash recipe is my favorite side dish and one of the best yellow squash recipes you’ll ever taste!
My Sauteed Yellow Squash Recipe Origins
I love sharing recipes that I truly grew up on. This sauteed yellow squash recipe is one of them. In the summers of my youth, I remember the delight of seeing yellow squash make it into my mother’s shopping cart at the grocery store. I knew once we got home she would most certainly be making this sauteed yellow squash with onions dish.
How to Cook Yellow Squash
My mother would cut the yellow squash into slices, chop up some onion and add it to a pot with water, bacon grease, salt and pepper. It would cook down until soft and would finally become the most incredible side dish.
When I got older, I started watching her make it more and more and one day asked for the recipe and made it myself. It was unbelievably simple to make. And after 30 minutes of cooking down the water, it all blends together with so much flavor. I adore it! It has to be one of the best yellow squash recipes ever invented!!
I make this sauteed yellow squash recipe at least once or twice a week and I know you will do the same. Enjoy the taste of squash with a southern twist!
Yellow Squash Recipes
- 2 large yellow squashes, thinly sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons bacon grease (or olive oil for vegetarian)
- 3 cups water
- Salt and Pepper
- Add sliced yellow squash, chopped onion, bacon grease (or olive oil) and water to a medium sized pot. Season with salt and pepper and heat over medium high heat and cover with a lid.
- Allow the squash to cook down until water is almost evaporated and squash is completely soft. Feel free to add more water if the squash is still a bit stiff.
- Remove the lid and continue to cook until completely soft and water is completely evaporated.
- Taste and season more if needed and serve.