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Skillet Crookneck Squash and Onions

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We. Love. Squash. Simple, with only 3 other ingredients, besides salt and pepper, this recipe sets off the delicious, slightly sweet flavor of crookneck or summer squash. Mom used to stew squash, but this vegetable releases a lot of water when it cooks, so I don’t add any water. The long, slow cooking helps to release the natural sugars in the onion and the squash. You can add additional herbs or seasonings, if you like, or cook it for less time to make it firmer, but this is how we do it. Just squash.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup pine nuts


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

Mix Brussels sprouts, bacon, onion, olive oil, garlic powder, cayenne, and salt together in a large bowl. Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet.

Roast in the preheated oven until bacon is crispy and reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 40 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Toss with pine nuts and serve.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 – Yield: 6 servings



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