Side Essentials: Summer Squash & Onions

Andy Anderson !


This is a wonderful side dish, using some of Summer’s wonderful bounty of squash.

With a minimum of ingredients and spices, you can transform bland squash into an awesome side dish, worthy of any recipe you choose to serve them with. In this case, they are being served with pork pot stickers.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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2 - 3
10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top



  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 - 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    summer squash, yellow, green, or a combination
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    lemon/pepper spice, to taste
  • ·
    parmesan cheese, freshly grated, to taste

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    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

How to Make Side Essentials: Summer Squash & Onions


  2. Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the butter and oil, to a sauté pan over medium-low heat.
  4. When the butter stops foaming, add the onions, and slowly cook until softened, and beginning to lightly brown, about 30 minutes.
  5. Chef’s Note: Throw in a bit of salt and pepper, for seasoning.
  6. Add the garlic, and cook for an additional 60 seconds.
  7. Cut up the squash into 1/4-inch (0.6cm) slices, and if the slices are large, cut them into half-moons.
  8. Add them to the pan, toss on some lemon/pepper spice, and cook until they begin to soften, about 4 – 5 minutes.
  9. Reduce the heat slightly, cover the pan, and allow the squash to gently cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  11. Add a bit more salt, and pepper, to taste, then garnish with some grated parmesan cheese, and serve while nice and hot. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Side Essentials: Summer Squash & Onions

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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