Squash and Onions Recipe


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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 to 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 at 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!

Squash and Onions Recipe

4.97 from 30 votes
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!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 medium yellow squash, sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • salt and pepper


  • 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.
  • Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

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

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Recipe Review


  1. Jean says:


  2. Yvonne R Davis says:

    5 stars
    Love me some fresh grown squash.

  3. Daddy says:

    Add a couple slice of cheddar cheese when squash is done

  4. Nikki Krakauer says:

    5 stars
    I caramelize my onions a bit, then add both to steam. I was using a bamboo steamer (bowl inserted), but now I have a metal umbrella type thingy that gives incredible results!!! I *love* fresh, young crookneck this way, but in winter we only get the zucchini yellow hybrid. I never met an onion I didn’t love!!!

  5. Hugh Kilpatrick says:

    May I substitute frozen squash? If so, would recipe change? How would it? Thank you.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hugh, I would allow the squash to thaw in the refrigerator and then follow the recipe.

  6. Gordon says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Gordon!

  7. Lee West says:

    Sounds very good


    5 stars
    I’ve been eating this squash recipe for over 65 years. It is my go to recipe when I have too much squash. The only thing I add is a bit of sugar.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      My grandmother always made this recipe when I was growing up, Phyllis. I’ve never tried adding sugar.

    2. Danielle says:

      I also make it with a pinch of sugar.

  9. Eric Powell says:

    This is a great recipe.

  10. Susan says:

    Can you freeze the leftovers??

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Susan, this recipe freezes well. After this dish has cooled completely, place in airtight freezer containers and freeze for up to 6 months.