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Sautéed zucchini and yellow summer squash in a white bowl with a serving spoon.
4.16 from 13 votes

Sautéed Zucchini and Squash in 20 Minutes!

Yellow Squash and Zucchini are sautéed with onions in a skillet for a quick side dish recipe that can be on your dinner table in under 20 minutes! 

Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 142 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter or additional oil
  • ¾ cup sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 cups summer squash* cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 cups zucchini* cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¾-1 tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. pepper to taste
  • Parsley finely chopped, optional


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat add 2 Tbsp. olive oil and onions. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add crushed garlic and saute for 1 minute.

  3. Stir in squash, zucchini, salt, pepper and butter. Cover skillet with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Uncover and stir. Continue cooking for 5-7 minutes or until squash are cooked to your liking. (If you would like to lightly brown and caramelize your squash, let sit for 1-2 minutes before stirring.)

  5. Serve zucchini and squash with additional salt and pepper to taste and a sprinkle of fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Feel free to substitute with all yellow squash or all zucchini.
  • Use oil or vegan butter in place of regular butter if dairy-free or vegan.
Nutrition Facts
Sautéed Zucchini and Squash in 20 Minutes!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 370mg16%
Potassium 548mg16%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 36.1mg44%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.