Absolutely easy and seriously flavorful, this sauteed yellow squash with onions is my favorite side dish that I have all summer long!
I love sharing recipes that I truly truly grew up on. This is one of those recipes. I remember the delight of seeing summer yellow squash make it into my mother’s shopping cart because I knew she would most certainly be making this sauteed yellow squash with onions dish.
She 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.
I make this sauteed yellow squash with onions 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.
- 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.