Summer Squash Saute Recipe

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"Yes, my family loves squash of all kinds," confirms Shelbyville, Tennessee's Jane Chartrand, who shares this fresh-tasting dish sparked with flavors of bacon and Parmesan cheese.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups halved small sunburst or pattypan squash
  • 2 small yellow squash, cut into 1/2-in slices
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 74 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the squash, peppers and basil. Cover and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from the heat; stir in vinegar and bacon. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Summer Squash Saute in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p13

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