Sauteed yellow squash with fresh basil and shredded Parmesan in a round white bowl beside a white napkin.

Sauteed Squash with Basil and Parmesan

  • Author: Amy @ The Blond Cook
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


A simple and flavor-packed yellow squash side dish with fresh basil, garlic and shredded Parmesan cheese.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 11/2 pounds yellow summer squash, cleaned and sliced about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (more or less, to taste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper (more or less, to taste)
  • 1/4 cup julienned or chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add squash and garlic.  Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over squash and stir to combine.  Sauté for approximately 6-7 minutes (stirring frequently), or until squash is crisp-tender.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in basil and Parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American

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