Sautéing 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 sautéing it…the results are quite tasty!
Here’s how to saute summer squash!
How to Saute Summer Squash
Learn how to "steam and saute" summer squash to perfection.
Servings - 4 servings
- 2 medium yellow squash sliced to 1/4-inch
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the sliced squash into a skillet with the water, sugar and olive oil.
- Add the olive oil and sugar to the skillet and heat over medium high heat. Toss in the sliced summer squash and saute for 3 minutes. Toss and saute another 2 minutes.
- Then add in the water and deglaze the pan and let the water "steam" the squash. Toss again.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve Sauteed Summer Squash as side dish.
Jocelyn Stott says
Oh my – what a great tip! I too have had the same problem and I will try this next time.
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!
I make this alot and add a little parmesan on the top. Good tip too!
Jeri Baker says
It sounds like a good recipe, but I think a step in the directions was left. After first direction step, “Place the sliced squash . . . ” you don’t say how high to heat the burner. I am just going to guess this one…just thought you ought to know.