Rating: 4.04 stars
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4

Young tender summer squash, yellow crookneck or yellow pattypan, microwave recipe, quick, absolutely delicious! Vegetable haters, will love it.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • In a glass serving dish, combine the squash pieces and garlic. Season with salt, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 5 to 8 minutes on high, or until tender. Stir after every 3 to 4 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • Sprinkle the cream cheese over the top, and return to the microwave, uncovered for about 1 minute, or until the cheese is melted. Stir until the cheese is smooth and blended into the squash. Let set for a minute or two before serving.

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; protein 5.8g; carbohydrates 8g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 61.6mg; sodium 169.1mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (74)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
Yummy! I changed it a little...I drained the water from the squash after cooking it, then I mixed in half a can of Rotel tomatoes & gr. chiles, then put in the cream cheese, melted it for a little bit, then added shredded sharp cheddar. Wow. It is good. Read More
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2011
I had to cook the squash for a longer time and it still was not soft but firm. The anti-veggie bunch I have still would not even try it. It was ok for me. I will have to try some other way of cooking squash. Read More
(2)
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
Yummy! I changed it a little...I drained the water from the squash after cooking it, then I mixed in half a can of Rotel tomatoes & gr. chiles, then put in the cream cheese, melted it for a little bit, then added shredded sharp cheddar. Wow. It is good. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
I knew from looking at the ingredients this had the potential for a great recipe. I was right. It is delicious. I used two smaller crookneck squash, 4oz of cream cheese, garlic powder and fresh basil from the garden. I cooked the squash in the microwave 5 1/2 minutes, cubed the cheese over it and let it set about three minutes, sprinkled on a dash or two of garlic, put in some fresh basil to taste and salt. It was absolutely divine!!!! Read More
(31)
Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2006
This recipe is awesome if you want a quick satisfying side dish or an easy dish to serve at a party (just scale it up). I made it delicious and fairly healthy by sauteeing the squash and garlic for a few minutes in a small amount of butter removing from heat and adding a good amount of chopped fresh basil and then adding 1-2 servings of reduced fat cream cheese before microwaving to melt the cheese. A small amount of cream cheese goes a long way and you can reduce the fat to 3-6 grams per serving with my modification. Fresh basil is essential for a "wow". Read More
(27)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2006
This recipe was wonderful! However I sauteed the onion and garlic in a skillet added the squash and used fresh minced basil instead of dried. Definitely a keeper! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2004
Awesome recipe! I couldn't stop eating it! I pan fried the squash and there was no liquid to drain off. I used fresh basil instead of dried and only 1/2 a pkg of cream cheese and it was so very very yummy and so easy to do! This is the way I'll do my summer squash from now on. Thank you! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2005
This was very good! The only thing I do differently: I make it for one serving. I take two squash (about 6 oz) sprinkel with salt and basil micro for about two minutes DRAIN and stir in 1 tbsp fat free cream cheese. I eat this almost everyday as a snack in the afternoon. Excellent thanks for sharing! Read More
(11)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
I love recipes that don't require measuring. You can easily tailor this recipe to whatever you have on hand. After the squash cooked for 5 minutes I drained off the liquid added some cubed cream cheese (about 3 oz.) fresh basil and shredded extra sharp cheddar. Then I microwaved it for another minute. Next time I will mix the basil with the squash before topping with the cheeses and I'll add more garlic. Those garlicky bites were especially delicious! I might also try it with tomatoes or only tomatoes. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
This was an excellent recipe. I used 4 cloves of garlic (we really love garlic in this house) and microwaved the squash as directed. I took the advise of some other reviewers and drained the cooked squash well after it was done. I added some sauted onions with the cheese and only used half the amount of cheese. I also used Neufchatel instead of full-fat cream cheese and fresh basil instead of dried. This was wonderful and my husband and I gobbled it up. I'm going to go and buy more squash so I can use up the rest of the cheese. Great recipe! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2007
Nice change of pace for my low-carb diet. I will make it again! Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
08/23/2011
I had to cook the squash for a longer time and it still was not soft but firm. The anti-veggie bunch I have still would not even try it. It was ok for me. I will have to try some other way of cooking squash. Read More
(2)