Cooking at Home - Summer Squash, Italian Style

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Published Saturday, June 26, 2021

Makes: 4 servings

Fresh sweet basil and cheese give summer squash a burst of flavor.


  • 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.

Source: Connecticut Food Policy Council, Farm Fresh Summer Recipes

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup (108g)



Total Calories


Total Fat

9 g

Saturated Fat

2 g


5 mg


104 mg


2 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

1 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


3 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


97 mg


0 mg


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