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.

Robyn xo

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  1. Harriet E Browder says:

    Ingredients list olive oil but directions say melt butter in pan. ???

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Harriet, thanks for catching that. It should be butter in the ingredients list. The recipe has been updated. Thank you!

  2. Deborah L. Chaffin says:

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. My late Mother, who was an excellent baker and cook prepared this when I was growing up. I ONLY fell in love with it when she accidentally left it on the skillet a little too long, giving it a slightly “scorched” appearance. THE BEST! And Mommy prepared it THAT WAY from that day going forward!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I hope this is the way your mother made this, Deborah. I love these old recipes like our mothers and grandmothers made for us.

  3. Pam Steele says:

    5 stars

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Pam.

  4. Rudy P says:

    5 stars
    Great simple recipe; I add bacon and cook it all together. Served with fresh cucumber sandwiches it makes a quick, easy and delicious meal for the 2 of us.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Your meal sounds great, Rudy. Thanks!

  5. Dianne says:

    Can I use Zucchini squash instead of yellow

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Dianne, I have not made this with zucchini but others have said they do.

  6. Karen says:

    5 stars
    This is how I make mine. The only difference is I also add a little garlic powder along with the salt and pepper. So good and quick to fix! 😋😋

  7. Lana says:

    Cooked this with garlic butter and a few extra seasonings. Amazing and easy.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe, Lana.

  8. Paula says:

    Can you use a white onion?

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Paula, you can use white onion in this recipe if you wish. I hope you enjoy!

  9. Gail Patterson says:

    5 stars
    It was going home! The only difference is we use bacon grease and cover, so I guess it’s actually steamed!😂 Thanks, it was wonderful!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Gail, I haven’t tried it with bacon grease but it sounds good.

  10. Greta says:

    Made me this recipe today with some squash from my garden. It’s hard to beat! Great for cooking when the kids and grandkids come visit. They love it.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      There is nothing like fresh vegetables from the garden! They just make everything taste that much better. Thanks, Greta.