Yellow Summer Squash Steam Sauteed

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 16, 2010

Sauteing summer squash…it has never worked well for me. I mean, it works…but not perfectly. I recently figured out that if I partially steam it before sauteing it…the results are quite tasty!


2 medium yellow squash, sliced ($2)
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp sugar ($.03)
1 Tbsp olive oil ($.10)
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Place the sliced squash into a skillet with the water, sugar and olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Cover the squash for about 2-3 minutes, allowing the steam to begin cooking the squash.

3. Uncover the squash and stir with wooden spoon.  Let the remaining water boil off and then saute the partially cooked squash for 3-4 minutes…or until begins to brown.

4. Once a few of the squash slices begin to brown, saute another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

5. Serve warm as side dish.

Makes 6-8 side dish portions.

Cost $2.13

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jocelyn Stott July 16, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Oh my – what a great tip! I too have had the same problem and I will try this next time.


Moneyedup July 16, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Thanks for sharing this great recipe, is it definitely a money saver with a lot of savory flavor! I like the fact that there are so few ingredients. I am a big fan of recipes with four ingredients or less. It is amazing what you can do with four ingredients!


marisa July 18, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I make this alot and add a little parmesan on the top. Good tip too!


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