Simple Yellow Squash

baby squash

I just went out to the garden, and I counted approximately 75 baby yellow squash between 5 plants. That is A LOT of squash coming in the next few weeks!! I harvested the first crooknecks yesterday, which were probably a little bigger than I should have let them grow. Varying sources say to pick crookneck squash when they get to be 4-5″ long, but these were more like 7″ and had developed a bumpy skin that the smaller ones don’t seem to have.


I have two favorite ways to prepare squash – on the grill or as a saute. By the time I got home from bouldering last night, Matt had already eaten dinner, so I just threw this saute together quickly. The herbs are doing great right now too, so I wanted to incorporate a few of them as well. You can feel free to substitute other herbs or add other vegetables that you have on hand – bell peppers, broccoli, asparagus… it would be good as a side or even on its own for a light dinner.

Yellow Crookneck Squash Saute

1-2 squash (this should feed 2 people, add more squash as necessary) – sliced 1/4″ thick

1/2  an onion – sliced

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

Fresh herbs – parsley, basil, oregano – chopped (maybe 2 TBSP worth? Up to you)

Olive oil, salt, pepper

Heat a skillet over medium heat (Size of skillet dependent on how much squash you have). Saute onion in olive oil until nearly translucent, add squash.

Saute for 5 minutes until tender but not mushy. A few minutes before squash is done, add garlic, herbs, salt and pepper to taste. Serve!

2 thoughts on “Simple Yellow Squash

  1. Megan says:

    In some parts of the country, squash season is the only time people lock their car doors! HAHA! I love squash grilled as well, just with salt and pepper.

  2. Christina says:

    Your blog reminded me that the dirt that we added to the front yard in lieu of the rocks harbored volunteer plants, 2 of which appear to be squash. Luckily, we’re totally busy for the next month- work on the yard is stalled and the volunteers should get a chance to flourish. Hopefully something good comes of it.

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