Easy Grilled Squash Recipe
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Easy Grilled Squash Recipe

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This is one of my favorite ways to use butternut squash, which I love not just for its flavor but also because it's full of vitamin A. I usually make this when I am grilling steak or chicken. —Esther Horst, Monterey, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch slices

Nutritional Facts

2 slices equals 178 calories, 10 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Brush over squash slices.
  2. Grill squash, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Easy Grilled Squash in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p23

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"Disturbing. Looks like a sliced, grilled phallus. But very tasty."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Very good ! I make this all the time and share this recipe often."

Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"This recipe was super easy to make (except cutting up the squash). I had a very small squash and should have cut the garlic down. Other than that, great idea! It was nice and sweet as well. Thanks!"

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"This was so easy. Great for late summer. I would add more garlic next time."

Reviewed May. 6, 2012

"Awesome! Grilling brings out the sweetness. We loved it - so easy."

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