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Sauteed Yellow Squash and Zucchini
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Sautéed Yellow Squash and Zucchini

Sautéed Yellow Squash and Zucchini is colorful, savory and delicious side dish.   Easy to make with simple ingredients. Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or use 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2-3 medium zucchini sliced into quarters about 1/4" thick
  • 2-3 medium yellow squash sliced into quarters about 1/4" thick
  • 1 yellow onion peeled, sliced thin and cut in half
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt more or less as preferred
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper more or less as preferred


  • Place olive oil and and unsalted butter in a large skillet over low-medium heat. Add garlic (if using) and stir constantly until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  • Quickly arrange zucchini, squash and sliced onions in one layer. Evenly sprinkle Italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper over top.
  • Allow to cook over low-medium heat until dark spots form (2-3 minutes). Watch closely to prevent burning.
  • Flip over. Continue cooking 2-3 more minutes OR until desired tenderness.
  • Turn heat off. Taste a cooled sample. Season with salt and black pepper as preferred.
  • Serve hot or warm.