Summer Squash, Italian Style

June 9, 2023 / 5 mins read

Servings: 4


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 summer squash (medium, thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • salt and pepper (optional, to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet basil, fresh
  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese (grated)


  1. Using a large, ovenproof frying pan, heat 1 Tablespoon of oil to medium high.
  2. Arrange squash in pan, add water and season lightly with salt, pepper and basil.
  3. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until tender crisp.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and drizzle with remaining oil. Place under a preheated broiler and broil until cheese melts and browns slightly.
    Tip: Add cut up fresh tomatoes, green peppers, green beans, eggplant, onions, or other vegetables in season.

Recipe & Photo by Connecticut Food Policy Council. Please visit MyPlate for nutrition information.

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