Summer Squash and Onions

Summer Squash cooked in a little bacon fat with lots of onion and a little thyme or tarragon. This is one of the most delicious ways to eat squash.

Summer Squash and Onions

 

Summer squash is plentiful in the south during July and August. I much prefer it to zucchini. It has a natural sweetness and pan frying it brings out even more sweetness.

Summer Squash and Onions sauteed in bacon grease.

Fresh yellow crookneck squash are so tender and delicious, especially the smaller ones.

Summer Squash and Onions is a simple dish with plenty of flavor from bacon grease and onion.

If you wanted to make this vegetarian, you could leave out the bacon grease and use more butter or olive oil. I like to add just a little dried or fresh thyme for some herb flavor. Basil or rosemary would be good too.

Summer Squash and Onions sauteed in bacon grease.

 

If you’re trying to find more vegetable dishes your kids will eat, try this one. Kids love the sweetness. If they don’t like onions, just remove them before serving.

 

Summer Squash and Onions

 

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Summer Squash and Onions
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Summer Squash and Onions
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Summer Squash and Onions is an easy summer side dish flavored with bacon. Pan frying the squash really brings out its sweetness.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 5 medium yellow squash, sliced into circles
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme or tarragon, or use about 2 teaspoons fresh
Instructions
  1. In a large pan, preferably cast iron, heat bacon grease and butter. Add squash and onion.
  2. Sprinkle sugar over squash and onion. Cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in salt, pepper, and thyme and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Summer Squash and Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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14 thoughts on “Summer Squash and Onions

  1. Yum!! I love yellow summer squash and it totally doesn’t get enough love, thank you for correcting that problem! This looks absolutely delish! I love the simple, yet scrumptious flavors and anything cooked in liquid gold (bacon fat) is a winner in my book! I could honestly eat this as a meal! Cheers and warm wishes for a fantastic weekend!♡

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