Stewed Squash and Onions

4 servings
20 min

Warm weather in the South means there is an abundance of yellow squash (summer squash) that will start to make its appearance in gardens, grocery stores and local farmer's markets.


The most popular way to cook and eat this widely available summer vegetable is to batter it in cornmeal and fry it. While this is no doubt delicious and worth every bite now and then, it is not the healthiest way to eat it all summer long.


A healthier and just as delicious method of preparing yellow squash is to stew it down with sweet, Vidalia onions. The squash and onions become tender and sweet, which makes for a delicious side dish to any grilled meat in the summer.

This recipe only takes two main ingredients, making it a cheap and easy dish.

One the squash and onions are cooked a bit, add salt, pepper and a dash of sugar to sweeten and flavor the dish.

Once the squash and onions are stewed down, their natural sweetness will shine through and make for a delicious side dish the whole family will love.

Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients

  • 3 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions

Heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat in a large pot
Add squash and onions and cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally
Season with salt, pepper and sugar
Reduce heat to medium low and cover
Continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until squash and onions are tender
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