Sauteed Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Sauteed Zucchini and Yellow Squash is a quick, easy, gluten free and healthy side dish to use up your bounty of summer zucchini.

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What is the first summer vegetable that comes to your mind? Is Zucchini the first that pops in your mind? I would bet that it is. First zucchini are extremely plentiful in the summer. Second they are cheap. Third zucchini are versatile. You can use them as a side dish or in bread or even a cake. In essence, zucchini is the perfect summer food, and I am embracing it with this sauteed zucchini and summer squash.

Zucchini and Yellow Squash Saute - paleo

In this case, I paired zucchini with summer squash, aka yellow squash, for an easy and healthy side dish. With the addition of some scrumptious bacon, this side dish is a real winner. Truly, bacon makes everything better. In addition, I splurged on a little extra fat by using a teaspoon of the bacon grease to cook the onions in. Wow wee, the flavor is well with that little extra something-something.

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Consequently, you can have a healthy and easy side dish of sauteed zucchini ready in 15 minutes. Your dinner is going to be such a hit. If by some strange reason you don’t devour all the zucchini, add a little cooked pasta to it the next day. Magically you have a delectable pasta salad for dinner.

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Zucchini and Yellow Squash Saute - paleo

Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 77 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla


  • 4 slices center cut bacon cut into lardons
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 large zucchini cut into quarter moons
  • 2 large yellow squash cut into quarter moons
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper


  1. Add bacon to a large skillet placed over medium heat on a stove.
  2. Cook until bacon is crisp.
  3. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel lined plate.
  4. Drain all but 1 teaspoon of bacon grease.
  5. Place skillet back over medium heat.
  6. Add onions sautéing until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  7. Add garlic, cooking for 1 minute.
  8. Stir in zucchini and yellow squash.
  9. Cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Stir in oregano, salt and pepper.
  11. Cook for another 5 minutes uncovered or until squash is tender.

Recipe Notes

Makes 5 one cup servings


I calculated 3  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Sautéed Zucchini and Yellow Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Adding bacon to this really knocks it out of the park! YUM!


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