Summer Squash with Bacon & Onion

Yellow Squash with Bacon

A bit of salty bacon and sweet red onion adds big flavor to simple, sautéed summer squash.


  • 1 summer squash (courgette, zucchini), about 8″ (20cm) long, sliced into rounds
  • 2 slices bacon, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil


  • Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add bacon and sauté until crisp.  Remove and set aside.
  • Remove all but 2 tsp fat from skillet.
  • Add onion and sauté until tender and starting to brown.
  • Add squash slices and stir fry until they just start to soften.
  • Crumble bacon and add to squash.
  • Cover, remove from heat and let rest 1 – 2 minutes to finish.  Stir and serve.


For a vegetarian version with similar flavors substitute 1/4 cup chopped dry-cured Greek olives for the bacon.


Keywords: summer squash, bacon, zucchini, onion

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