Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish Recipe
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Summer Squash and Zucchini Side Dish Recipe

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“I’m trying to cut my risk for cardiac disease by changing the way I eat,” explains Marlene Agnelly from her Ocean Springs, Mississippi home. Her colorful side dish is packed with as much nutrition as fresh-picked flavor!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 yellow summer squash, quartered and sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free spicy seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 53 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the yellow squash, zucchini, onion and red pepper in oil for 5 minutes. Add garlic and seasonings; saute 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in tomato; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Squash Medley in Light & Tasty August/September 2007, p45

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goodcookusa User ID: 8083602 163575
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"That's the best basic recipe I found on the Internet. I had store-bought 12 oz squash medley and wanted to use it. I utilized this recipe. The only omissions I made were: much less garlic, no black pepper or spices except for sea salt. Sauteeing took much longer, since my veggies were cold from the fridge. So it took about 16 min to prepare on the skillet. The result was absolutely delicious, looked picture-perfect and appetizing, and so good for you !

Thank you so much for the simple and wonderful recipe !"

martylb User ID: 1456305 163574
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"Wonderful side dish. I used egg substitute. Also used a piece of bacon instead of oil."

marchgirl User ID: 1606688 94980
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2008

"We grow our own zucchini and squash and this recipe is our favorite. My husband requests it often in the summer months."

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