The good old-fashioned country way. This is definitely NOT diet food. You don't drain the bacon fat off after you brown it. If you really have to, you can substitute butter, but it won't be the same. You can also use this recipe with a combination of yellow and pattypan squash.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Add onions and cook in the bacon drippings until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add squash, salt, and black pepper; stir to coat.

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  • Cover skillet and cook squash mixture over low heat until tender, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 11.9g 4% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 19mg 6% DV; sodium 238.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2012
As this recipe’s first reviewer, I’m happy to say that while this may not be particularly unique, it is nonetheless particularly delicious. I often prepare any number of different vegetables with bacon and it has never let me down, especially when fresh minced garlic is added! Tonight I chose to use both green and yellow patty pan squash, but zucchini or yellow squash would be equally as good. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2012
As this recipe’s first reviewer, I’m happy to say that while this may not be particularly unique, it is nonetheless particularly delicious. I often prepare any number of different vegetables with bacon and it has never let me down, especially when fresh minced garlic is added! Tonight I chose to use both green and yellow patty pan squash, but zucchini or yellow squash would be equally as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
Great use of all the squash we have in the summer. Just the right amount of bacon. I did drain it after cooking - before serving because the squash gives off so much water. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2012
This was good. The mistake I made was not to peel and seed the squash first. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
This was great. I added potatoes to it because I wanted to make it an entire meal. I will certainly have it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2013
Made this tonight to accompany chicken cordon bleu - it was great. The only difference was I added about 3/4 cup chopped yellow peppers to mine. The peppers sweetened it a bit, and I thought it was fabulous! Thank you for the recipe! I'll definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
Most recipes that call for summer squash use so little of it, there's a ton of the veggie still unused. But I was able to plow through 1 and 1/2 large sunburst squash with this recipes. I also added some diced read potatoes from the garden and spiced it up with a little thyme, garlic powder, and cumin. All my kids were begging for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2012
I love this take on squash. however I do something a bit different. preboil squash to tender a little and add sugar to give just a hint of sweetness. Love this recipe. I saw it as I am looking for other recipes for squash that are not caseroles and cracker based!! Suggestions? please!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2015
Wonderful dish. Found this when my dad mistakenly bought squash instead of cucumbers... my experience with squash as been boiled and I didn't care for it but this recipe is wonderful. I did leave out the salt and pepper (bacon usually has plenty of salt for my taste and my brother isn't big on pepper). So far I've made this twice... second time I added garlic with the onions and it mixed wonderfully sautéed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2013
I usually don't care for bacon in recipes, but this was good. I added some poblano peppers for color and spice. Also, I drained the bacon, peppers and onions and mixed them in with the sliced squash and put them in a covered baking dish in the oven to cook. Less fat and the flavors blended nicely. Read More
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