Sautéed Summer Squash Side Dish


Learn how to sauté summer squash and zucchini with this quick and easy side dish recipe. Serve alongside meat or fish, or over pasta.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 bunch scallions, diced

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, or more to taste

  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick, or more to taste

  • 1 medium summer squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick, or more to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil, or to taste


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add scallions and garlic; sauté in hot oil until tender and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add zucchini, summer squash, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; sauté until squash is tender, 8 to 12 minutes.

  2. Garnish individual servings with basil.


You can use onions instead of scallions and fresh parsley instead of basil if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
7g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 381mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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