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Basil Pesto Summer Squash Sauté (Easy Summer Side Dish Recipe) on Wooden Crate

Summer Squash Saute Recipe

This 4-ingredient Summer Squash Saute Recipe is an easy summer side dish that's packed with flavor and perfect for showcasing fresh seasonal produce.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 222kcal


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the squash and cook until fork-tender, and starting to turn golden in spots, about 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the pesto.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, sprinkle the Parmesan on top, and serve.


  • Net Carbs: 4g per serving


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg