Side dish #1 – Sautéed Squash

Last week, a follower asked what side dishes I cook to eat with my main dishes. Nothing elaborate I assure you, but delicious. So here is the first in a series of side dishes I will post. One of my father-in-laws favorite side dishes I make is my sautéed squash. This is a simple way to cook such a delicious vegetable.


  • 2 Large Yellow Squash
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Basil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste 


Cut the squash into medium (1/4″) slices. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat (2 minutes) and add the squash and basil. Stir and flip the squash frequently so both sides get slightly browned but not burnt. Takes about 8-12 minutes total. (I cook on a gas cooktop with stainless pans for about 8 min)  Add salt and pepper to taste and serve with your favorite main dish. It’s great with my meatloaf or blackberry pork tenderloin. Enjoy!



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