Squash and Onions Recipe

There’s nothing fancy about this Squash and Onions recipe. Maybe that’s why I love it so much.

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It’s simple, delicious, home-cooked goodness at its absolute best.

Especially this time of year when squash are beginning to make themselves well known in many gardens. In other words, prolific!

We actually fiddled around so much this spring that we failed to get our garden planted. We had the best of intentions by plowing the garden area, planning all of the vegetables we’d be planting, and everything just short of buying and planting the plants.

Once we started looking at our summer calendar, we remembered how it had worked the last three years.

We work ourselves to death to get the garden planted and ready and then, we end up going on vacation right as it begins to come in. We come home to the garden we’ve tended like a baby being overtaken by weeds.

I have to be honest. At this point, some of the fun of my garden has worn thin.

Then, as the hot, humid air just seems hang thick during the later days of July and August, my Georgia garden lost every bit of the charm it could muster

So, this year, once we looked our calendar, we decided we’d be the best customers our local farmer’s market has ever seen. We’re taking this year off from the summer vegetable garden. We planted wildflowers for the honeybees instead.


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Do I regret it?

Yes and no.

As I visit friends and see their beautiful gardens beginning to produce gorgeous vegetables, my heart gives a bit of a lurch just thinking of all that I’m missing.

But then, as I drive home from the farmer’s market with tons of delicious produce I just bought from my local farmers, I’m pretty glad of our decision.


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So, to make a long story short, whether your squash comes from your personal garden, that of your local farmers, or off the shelf at your grocery store, make this super easy and delicious Squash and Onions recipe.

Here’s my oh so simple Squash and Onions recipe. You’ll love it!

Yield: 6

Squash and Onions Recipe

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
This classic Squash and Onions recipe is a family-favorite side dish throughout the year, but especially during the summer. Get this easy Squash and Onions recipe your family will love!
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  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 5 medium yellow squash sliced
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion diced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a skillet. Add squash and onions and cook until onions are translucent and squash has become fork tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve warm.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Robyn xo

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43 comments on “Squash and Onions Recipe”

  1. Simple is best! Can’t wait to buy some squash and fix this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Personally I think non-fancy is the best! This looks awesome!

  3. Nice and simple – we forget. Thanks Robyn. Have a great day!

  4. Our once a week side dish!!♥

  5. Oh Robyn!
    You are speaking right to my SQUASH loving heart!
    There’s nothing better than this.
    And your onions look caramelized.
    I use to love popping over to my grandma’s when she was cookin’ squash.
    Nothing better.

  6. I took a break from the garden this year too. I broke my back the last few years getting it planted (I do most myself), and our summers just get so hot that everything just seems to burn up and die before I get the harvest I dream of. And the bugs. And the snakes that I know are hiding out there. As sad as it made me, I stuck to a few pots of herbs and tomatoes this year and I’m barely keeping up with it. I guess we have our gardening seasons of life.

    That being said, like you, I’m trying to be a great customer at one of our local produce shops, their stuff is great and fresh.

    I love this simple squash dish Robyn!!! I saw it on instagram this morning and I can’t wait to make it. It screams summer 🙂

  7. This is my kind of side dish 🙂

  8. I do this all the time with both yellow squash and Zucchini. Hubby loves it. I usually just look in my herb/spice cabinet and sprinkle on what hits my fancy. Sometimes coriander or herbs de provence, etc. you get the idea and throw in a bit of fresh parsley. I also use a combo of olive oil and unsalted butter.

  9. Did a rif on this last night using a mix of zucchini and yellow squash because that’s what I had. Added a sprinkle of feta cheese to make it a veggie meal! Yum!

  10. I love a good old simple recipe like this one! Looks wonderful 🙂

  11. We make this too, but we remove seeds from larger squash and we add a bag of frozen corn. It’s my favorite.

  12. Thank you, Robyn.

  13. My MIL does this same recipe. we love it cooked down to mush 🙂

  14. This is how I cook my squash! On occasion though, I do add a little bacon to it. 😀

  15. I will be fixing this as soon as our squash arrive. You know I pinned this!

    • Well…we just picked our first squash this past weekend and I cooked them tonight.
      I added just a little sprinkle of garlic powder (cause that’s what my step-mom does)
      and it is so good!!

      I’m pinning this to my board: Tried It & Liked It

  16. This is incredible! Even my dog loved it..

  17. I make the yellow squash and onion very often, but for a change I scramble a few eggs into the squash. Delicious!

  18. Nice recipe and easy! Going to make it tonight for these whiny firemen I work with. Sure it’ll be a hit!

  19. This is how my mama and grandma fixed squash as far back as I can remember. Now, I make it for my husband. It’s just good and simple. Sometimes, if we had it, mama would use a little bacon grease in with the butter and it made it even better!

  20. This recipe brings back memories from my childhood. I remember walking into the kitchen and smelling the squash and onion cooking. Mom always added bacon grease along with the butter. I know the bacon grease is not very healthy for us, but it was so delicious!!

  21. I remember this dish from my childhood. It’s even better with a side of southern cornbread.

  22. Did this today, so simple. Used a little bit of fatback. It was really good. Will do it again.

  23. Thanks for the recipe. Living in Texas for one year now, it’s the first time I cook some squash. It’s smell so good and I can’t wait to have it for dinner!

  24. Quick, easy and tasty!

  25. very good recipe .Squash are so good and tasty

  26. I prepared the recipe using 5 yellow squash and added 1/2 diced green pepper, 2 tsp minced garlic, 2 tablepspoons of greens seasoning, 1 tablespoon of sugar everything just like the orignal recipe. Delicious, it truly is tasty.

  27. Yes, SIMPLE is best!!!!! I have messed up so many recipes by trying to add more when it was already perfect.

  28. Prepared for yesterday’s dinner using squash from the garden. My daughter and I loved it.  Cooked in a frying pan so the squash and onions have to be stirred frequently to cook evenly.

  29. This is the exact same recipe I grew up with as a kid.  I love this recipe.  Simple easy and no hassle or special ingredients. 

  30. This dish is so good as a stand-alone when I’m craving the starchiness of perhaps, a pasta…but when I cnt, calorically speaking, afford to chow down on a big bowl of noodles… the squash has a tender yet firm bite and the best flavor with some caramelized onion or, even better, shallots…mmm. I’m eating a bowl right now. Yum!

  31. Good food for a bachelor to make…
    I made it. My squash needed to cook more…but I’m learning.

  32. Do think it would freeze well?

  33. Can this recipe be canned in a water bath method 

  34. I do mine this way. Sometimes tho, I’m in a hurry and just throw the ingredients in the microwave and cook until done (about 4-5 minutes) to your taste. My MIL used to boil the squash till soft, but my husband wouldn’t eat it. Then I tried this method and he ate it all summer long. Thanks for reminding me of good times.

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