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zucchini and summer squash in a cast iron pan with cheddar cheese

Easy Summer Squash and Zucchini Skillet

  • Author: Amy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


A summer family favorite, this easy summer squash and zucchini skillet is easy to make.



3 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 medium zucchini, evenly sliced

2 medium yellow squash, evenly sliced

2 small red onions, evenly sliced

4 cloves garlic, chopped (not minced)

2 Tbsp water*

1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by warming up the oil in your skillet on medium heat
  2. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  4. Add garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes
  5. Add zucchini and squash, continue to sauté until they begin to release water
  6. Continue to reduce the liquid until there is only a little left in the bottom of the skillet
  7. Sprinkle cheese evenly across the top and allow to melt.


If the zucchini and squash seems like it is just not cooking fast enough, add water 2 Tbsp at a time and cover with a lid.  Watch it closely and continue stirring.  You will need to reduce the liquid further.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: North American

Keywords: squash, zucchini, skillet, how to use up zucchini, zucchini recipes, yellow squash recipes, easy dinner recipes, summer dinner