10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4

This is a combination of several recipes I found. Thought it turned out well, so here it is. Great easy side dish with a little kick of spice.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter in the hot skillet, and stir chayotes, sugar, garlic, red pepper flakes, and ginger into butter. Cook, stirring frequently, until chayotes are tender, about 15 minutes; season with salt and black pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

54 calories; 3.2 g total fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 23 mg sodium. 6.6 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2016
I really enjoyed this. I've never had this kind of squash before but feel the it is a very versatile veggie. I added mushrooms onion and bell peppers. The only thing I made sure of was to stir fry for 3 Or 4 minutes then reduced the heat to medium/low and steam for an additional 12 minutes since this squash takes longer to soften. Added soy sauce too. Very good!
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
This was my first time trying Chayote and it was pretty good. I did not know if it needed to be peeled or not so I peeled it.I cooked it exactly as recipes stated and sprinkled extra red pepper on top before serving.
(9)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2013
This was my first time trying Chayote and it was pretty good. I did not know if it needed to be peeled or not so I peeled it.I cooked it exactly as recipes stated and sprinkled extra red pepper on top before serving.
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2016
I really enjoyed this. I've never had this kind of squash before but feel the it is a very versatile veggie. I added mushrooms onion and bell peppers. The only thing I made sure of was to stir fry for 3 Or 4 minutes then reduced the heat to medium/low and steam for an additional 12 minutes since this squash takes longer to soften. Added soy sauce too. Very good!
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2015
This was my first time trying chayote squash and I enjoyed this recipe. I used less red pepper flakes sesame oil instead of butter and chopped sweet onion instead of garlic. Also added a handful of toasted cashews before serving. The sesame oil gave it a greater Asian flare!
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2016
First time I've eaten Chayote and I really liked the recipe. The photo seems to have nothing to do with the recipe though.
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2016
New type of squash for me. I peeled because another reviewer did the same. I added more sugar and I also threw in a little bit of sesame seed oil. Overall very easy and tasty. I'll make it again.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2014
This was so good had like an asian zing to it. Mine didn't soften all that much but I didn't mind the crunchiness.
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2014
I just made this. I gotta say absolutely wonderful:) I would also say use a bit less red pepper if you don't like spicy.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2017
I made this but added calabaza squash mushrooms onions bell pepper s and vegetable broth and cooked until the chayote squash was tender. Loved it!
Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2017
I added button mushrooms sliced thin with Indian style home-made milagai-masala-podi (aka ground spices and chilli rub). It came out with good consistency as recipe advised. I go easy on Olive oil in addition to butter:-D