Yellow squash recipes are easy and quick, and since yellow squash is one of the tastiest summer squash, we grow a lot of it each year. If you have a garden, I highly recommend the Butterstick heirloom seed. This species has a wonderful flavor and it doesn't matter how big the squash gets, the flavor and texture are good. Here a few of my favorite ways to cook yellow squash. Enjoy!
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the butter or olive oil and add the onion. Cook the onions for about 5-10 minutes or until they are softened. Add the squash and stir to mix, then cover and let cook for 15-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the squash is softened. Add the pepper and salt and cook for a few minutes more. Serve as is or sprinkle the cheese over the top of the squash and let melt, then serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Most yellow squash recipes can be made better with the addition of a spice or two. Basil, thyme and tarragon are all great additions, and coriander and cumin are great as well.
Mix basil, garlic and lemon juice in a small bowl and set aside. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the butter or olive oil and add the squash. Cover and let cook for 15-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the squash is softened. Remove from the heat, and add the basil mixture and salt and mix. Serve warm.
Makes 4 servings.
These yellow squash recipes are my favorites, but I encourage you to come up with your own. Tomatoes are a great addition to summer squash, and oregano goes well with it too. The basil recipe above would be excellent with some chopped roma tomatoes added for the last 5 minutes of cooking time.
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