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Skillet Summer Squash Recipe


  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 pounds summer squash, sliced diagonally 1/2 inch thick

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Step 1 Cook and stir bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Add onions and cook in the bacon drippings until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add squash, salt, and black pepper; stir to coat.

  • Step 2 Cover skillet and cook squash mixture over low heat until tender, about 25 minutes.

History of the Squash

The summer squash is native to the Americas. It played a major role in Native American diets. It is believed to have first been harvested 10,000 years ago. The name ‘squash’ comes from the Narragansett word ‘akutasquash’ which meant ‘raw’ or ‘uncooked’. It was brought to the Old World by the Spanish, who called the plant calabacitas. The Italians called it zucca, and the french called it courge, the name it is referred to in Britain.



1.Zucchini and Summer Squash Real Food Encyclopedia. (2022, July 20). FoodPrint.

2.Skillet Summer Squash. (2018, June 8). Allrecipes.

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