Sauteed Squash makes a delicious side dish recipe. Ready in minutes, this is a favorite of squash recipes!

Sauteed squash is one my go-to side dishes all year long, but especially now as my garden is giving me an abundance of the cute little yellow sweethearts in a steady stream right about now. Each day I picked all the squash that needs to be picked only to go back the next day to find just as many, if not more. To say we’ve been blessed in squash is quiet an understatement, but I’m certainly thankful for them since everyone in my family enjoys squash so much.

Sauteed squash can be ready in minutes and is the perfect side dish for any number of supper menus – chicken, steak, pork, you name it. Squash just works well and this recipe really couldn’t be much easier.

Here’s how I make my Sauteed Squash recipe.

Sauteed Squash

5 from 4 votes
Sauteed Squash makes a delicious side dish recipe. Ready in minutes, this is a favorite of squash recipes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 6 medium squash, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper


  • Melt butter in heavy bottomed pan or skillet.
  • Add chopped onion and cook until translucent.
  • Add squash and garlic and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 531mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. I love sauteed squash too – even did as a picky kid. Especially with the onions and butter 🙂

  2. I have recently ventured into sauteed zucchini and yellow squash and I love it! I like to make an Italian version with basila and oregano and a Mexican version with cumin, coriander, and chili powder.

  3. Love that classic combination of yellow squash and onions! Just can’t beat it for great summer eating.

  4. This looks yummy! My squash bit the dust a tad early this year, but nothing like squash and onion together.