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10 Minute Sautéed Zucchini and Squash Side Dish from The Food Charlatan

10 Minute Sautéed Zucchini and Squash Side Dish

A quick and easy zucchini and squash sauté to use up all your garden veggies! No need to complicate life: a bit of olive oil and thyme is all you need. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 43kcal
Author Karen


  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 small zucchini or 1 large
  • 1 medium yellow squash
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste use lots!
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme


  • In a 10 or 12 inch skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. 
  • Use a sharp knife to chop off the ends of the zucchini and squash. Chop them into chunks. Think 1/2 or 3/4 inch chunks, rather than slices. 
  • When the oil shimmers, add the squash and zucchini. 
  • Sauté for about 8-10 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Take it off the heat when the squash is fork tender but hasn't started to get mushy. Nobody likes mush. 
  • Eat hot!



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg