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  • Author: Amanda - The Winding Willows
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings


This quick and easy yellow squash recipe is packed full of flavor and comes together with very little work. Infinitely customizable, healthy, and goes with just about everything!


3 small summer squash

1 small yellow onion

2 bell peppers

1 tsp olive oil

2 tbsp butter – replace with 1 tbsp fat of choice for paleo/vegan

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp salt – or more to taste


  1. Peel and dice onions into approx 1 inch pieces.  With 1 tsp olive oil, soften them in a pan on low heat on the stove.  Stir occasionally. 
  2. While onions are cooking, dice bell peppers into approx 1 inch pieces.
  3. Remove ends from squash and peel.  Slice squash in half and remove seeds.  Dice squash into approx 1 inch pieces.
  4. Add vegetables to pan with onions.  
  5. Add butter (or fat) and seasonings.
  6. Stir together.  Turn stove to high-medium.
  7. Stir every 5 minutes for 20 minutes, or until vegetables are at desired softness.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


-For paleo/vegan, replace the butter with 1 tbsp of olive oil or desired cooking fat.

  • Category: Side Dish

Keywords: summer squash, yellow squash, paleo, vegan, primal, gluten-free, healthy, veggie stir fry