I love squash but wanted a new recipe with fewer calories. I did a search on flavorful ingredients and came up with a bunch of pasta recipes. So I thought, why not substitute yellow squash for pasta? And it worked! All the ingredients can be prepared in advance and refrigerated until ready to cook. Long, slender young squash make for the best texture.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 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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  • Place 2 paper towels on a microwave-safe plate; add bacon and top with another paper towel. Cook in microwave on high until some grease is absorbed, about 30 seconds.

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  • Transfer bacon to a deep skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Lower heat to medium; stir garlic into bacon and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add onion; cook and stir until onion is slightly translucent and still firm, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix squash into onion-bacon mixture; cook and stir until squash is slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add artichoke hearts; cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add capers and rosemary; cover skillet and cook, stirring often, until squash is softened but firm to the bite, about 5 more minutes. Season with salt and white pepper.

Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 13.5g 4% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 7.4mg 3% DV; sodium 330.2mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2014
I spiral cut the squash instead of cutting into bite-size pieces but otherwise followed the recipe. Just a really nice side dish loaded with fresh flavors. Delish! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2018
I like squash a lot. We have it typically twice a week as a side dish. There were far too many flavors going on here. Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2014
I spiral cut the squash instead of cutting into bite-size pieces but otherwise followed the recipe. Just a really nice side dish loaded with fresh flavors. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2014
I made this to recipe except for reserving some of the bacon pieces for the top along with some freshly shredded Parmesan which I thought added not only to the presentation but to the flavor. This recipe was a little different take on the ordinary yellow squash and enjoyed it for a change. Thanks Katrinika for submitting this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2018
I had pancetta so i used that instead of bacon. It was delicious. I felt the cooking times were a little off as the squash got pretty squishy after cooking even for a minute. I did put parm on the top and put under the broiler for a few minutes. It was delicious as is. Next time I would reduce the cook time and probably not cover it instead finish it under the broiler. Still an excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2018
Everyone loved it on the 4th of July. I only dotted the top with the capers. Added quartered cherry tomatoes all over the top to add color. One person commented the tomatoes added to the flavor. Good job! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
Was looking for a way to use up some of the squash from the garden.... for a very healthy meal and a twist from the normal squash recipes this was awesome! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2018
Used seasoned fennel sausage instead of bacon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2014
Lovely way to shake up squash. The capers and artichoke hearts are so unexpected and so refreshing. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2015
It was ok but the bacon came out soggy. I wonder if it also would have been better with spaghetti squash. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2016
This was fantastic. The only change I made was using zucchini as it was on sale this week. Could eat it every day. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2018
I like squash a lot. We have it typically twice a week as a side dish. There were far too many flavors going on here. Read More