This easy one skillet Summer Squash Sauté is made with yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. It is the perfect recipe for using up the end of the summer garden squash.
Summer Squash Recipes
Are you looking for summer squash recipes? If so, then today is your lucky day because I have an easy Summer Squash Sauté recipe for you. Our garden is overflowing with yellow squash and zucchini so I decided to put it to good use and make a simple summer squash sauté. This easy side dish goes great with any meal and only takes a few minutes to make. It is going to be one of your go to side dishes. Our family loves it and I think you will too!
Easy Summer Side Dish
When we have a pile of zucchini on our counter, I usually make zucchini bread-classic, chocolate, and lemon, yeah, I am kind of obsessed. I decided to take a break from baking and make a simple side dish to go with our dinner. This easy summer squash recipe can be made in ONE skillet and is the perfect recipe for using up the end of the summer squash!
How to Make Summer Squash Sauté
I sauté chopped zucchini and yellow squash in olive oil and garlic. When tender, I stir in cherry tomatoes and cook until they are about ready to pop, this will only take a few minutes. The tomatoes add a nice pop of color and juiciness to the dish. Plus, at the end of the summer we are always trying to find uses for our garden tomatoes too.
You can finish the squash with Parmesan cheese and I highly recommend adding a little drizzle of basil vinaigrette. I always keep basil vinaigrette in our fridge during the summer and it is the perfect finishing touch to the summer squash sauté. You’ve gotta try it!
If you want the dish to be vegan, you can leave off the Parmesan cheese and just add the basil vinaigrette. Or you can just add freshly chopped basil. The dish will still have plenty of flavor.
What to Serve With Summer Squash Sauté
I love making this simple side dish because it can be served with any main dish. You really can’t go wrong with this side. Every time I make it, it disappears in no time and sometimes it even steals the main dish’s thunder. It’s that good!
If you need some ideas, here are a few main dishes you can enjoy with this summer squash recipe.
- Summer Tortellini Salad
- Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers
- Fettuccini Alfredo
- Pasta Pomodoro
- Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Easy Shrimp Pasta
Put your garden veggies to good use and make this simple summer squash sauté! It is such a colorful and delicious veggie side dish!
If you like this summer squash recipe, you might also like these veggie side dishes:
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Roasted Broccoli
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted Pesto Parmesan Potatoes
- Lemon Parmesan Green Beans
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Summer Squash Sauté
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow squash chopped
- 1 large zucchini chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- Kosher salt to taste
- Dash crushed red pepper
- 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese optional
- Basil vinaigrette for drizzling, optional
- Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add yellow squash and zucchini and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the garlic and tomatoes and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, gently stirring, or until vegetables are crisp-tender and tomatoes are about ready to burst.
- Season with salt and crushed red pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if using, and drizzle with basil vinaigrette, if using. Serve immediately.
Have you tried this recipe?
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Yum! What an awesome way to use up those summer vegetables!
Thanks! So easy too!
It never fails that I have more zucchini and tomatoes than I know what to do with from my garden each year….love how you combined them into one recipe! 🙂
The summer food is very attractive and colorful, I love this dish.
A perfect side dish to end a perfect summer!
very nice straight-forward recipe, love that it is what it is without what for me would be unnecessary dollops of pasta (even though I love it, it doesn’t always love me back), so thank you for a great recipe to help me use up all of the vegetables in my refrigerator
Glad you liked the squash recipe!
This was easy and delicious!
Anyone try grilling it?
Simple and delicious! I added a large onion simply because I have an abundance of them!
Delicious- I love how it calls for both zucchini and squash
Looks amazing! Could you use this recipe to make a pasta primavera with angel hair pasta?
Sure, this would be great with pasta!
This has become our favorite summer squash recipe!
This was awesome love it!
Super delicious recipe . Thank you!
This is so simple, yet SO delicious! It’s my new favorite side dish!
Super easy and delicious! This is a new regular side dish for us.
Who would of thought something so easy to make would so dang delicious!!!
Made this for dinner, including the vinaigrette. Delicious! Near the end, I pushed everything to the sides and sautéed a cod filled. Flipped it once, put the lid on until the fish was done. Sprinkled the whole thing with a bit of parm, drizzled on some vinaigrette. Thanks, wonderful meal!!
Opps, should say cod fillet.
How many servings does this recipe make?
Love this recipe. Made it tonight, it was quick, easy and delicious. Will be making this often. We added mushrooms when we put the tomatoes into the pan. (Just because we love mushrooms). Thanks!
Love the mushroom addition!
I don’t have the cherry tomatoes would it be okay to use regular chopped up garden tomatoes?