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Yellow Squash with Blistered Tomatoes

Yellow Squash with Blistered Tomatoes. This yellow summer squash recipe with pan blistered tomatoes is a great way to use your garden goodies!

Yellow Squash Recipe with Blistered Tomatoes

A Yellow Squash Recipe and Seconds Chances.

As a child, I hated summer squash. My mother would try to sneak it into casseroles and mixed veggie dishes, but like a bloodhound on a mission, I would always sniff it out.

I can’t tell you why I had such an aversion to it, other than I thought is was slimy. Many nights, I would sit at the table long after everyone else had finished, refusing to eat squash.

Yellow Squash Recipe

I had a similar relationship with tomatoes. So I find it funny that nowadays, my favorite way to prepare a yellow summer squash recipe is with blistered tomatoes.

Sometimes a second chance is all that’s needed. Or in my case, maybe a one hundred and fifty second chance.

sauteed yellow squash

Offering something (or someone) a second chance is a crucial part of life. I often think of all the wonderful things I would miss out on if I allowed my first impression to be the final word:  sushi, mussels, wine, swing dancing, therapeutic massage, running… my sweet husband.

We don’t always perceive things the right way the first time we experience them. Sometimes wonderful things have to have time to “grow on us.”

I’m so glad I gave a yellow squash recipe one more chance. And tomatoes too, for that matter!

Blistered Tomatoes

This Yellow Squash with Blistered Tomatoes recipe is my absolute favorite. I quickly sear garlic and yellow squash for a little color, but not long enough for it to get mushy. Then I move the squash aside and blister grape tomatoes right in the same skillet.

Once the tomatoes are almost ready to pop, sprinkle with fresh thyme and parmesan cheese and serve. How easy is that?

The mild sweet flavor of the summer squash and and bright tangy tomatoes are a perfect match!

 

I usually prepare this yellow summer squash recipe with a little butter and olive oil. But today I skipped the olive oil and made it with Land O’Lakes new “Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt” I learned about from Ms. Ree, the Pioneer Woman. Ree is all over this new product, so I had to try it for myself.

Yellow Summer Squash Recipe

After spreading almost a whole stick on a loaf of sourdough bread, I can tell you the flavor is amazing. Sweet creamy butter with just the right touch of earthy olive oil and a dash of sea salt. Heavenly.

Today, I dolloped it in my skillet for the Yellow Squash with Blistered Tomatoes and was just as impressed with the flavor. Make sure to look for it at your grocery store!

Yellow Squash with Blistered Tomatoes

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

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Yellow Squash Recipe with grape tomatoes, garlic, thyme and parmesan cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds yellow squash, choose smaller ones
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or use Land O’Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt and nix the oil)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Trim the ends of the squash. Quarter each squash and slice into pieces, 1/3 inch thick.
  3. Add the butter and oil to the skillet, followed by and squash and garlic. Toss and sear for 2-5 minutes, until barely cooked through. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  4. Push the squash to the sides of the skillet and add the tomatoes. Cook and toss another 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are just about to pop. Stir in the fresh thyme and remove from heat.
  5. Sprinkle the yellow squash recipe with Parmesan cheese and serve warm!
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  5. That recipe sounds delicious! I looove summer squash and zucchini — especially grilled! So good! I would use the butter on popcorn — my all time favorite snack!

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  24. Id love to do a stir fry type dish with veggies!

  25. I make a delish parmesan butter, and this would be perfect! Or, melt it and drizzle over popcorn :)
    What a great giveaway, thanks!

  26. I’d love to use Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt on sirloin roast. I marinade the roast overnight with garlic, onion and red wine. The next day, I make a rub with plenty of garlic and Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt and rub all around the roast. I reapply every 30 min to keep it moist and flavorful.

  27. I am glad I follow A Spicy Perspective and receive regular emails. This is a great giveaway and a great heads up on a product that I would definitely use. Thanks for bringing us Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt. Bread will never be the same!

  28. This time of year you can pick and choose most anything from my garden, it’s a joy and makes a simple and healthy meal. I sautee some fresh veggies– I’d use Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, then I sprinkle fresh herbs, fresh tomatoes and voila, a little meal– much like today’s recipe. For a little crunch I make a toast and I’d spread Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt.
    I am sorry it’s not yet on sale here, and I can’t wait to get it. Yesterday I asked the store manager if he could place an order for our shop. Can’t wait to hear his answer later this week.

  29. What I’d use Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt on? Almost all the savory dishes I can think of. Start the day with a frittata (with fresh basil, tomato and mozzarella) in the morning with a toast and pleennty of Land O’Lakes butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt!

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  53. I would use it to saute my summer vegetable mixtures of whatever looks good at the farmers market that week.

  54. Use this butter to make an Italian-styel grilled cheese with pesto, tomatoes, and provolone or mozzarella. (Or maybe one of each!)

  55. Melt some over steamed mixed veggies — zucchini, summer squash, broccoli, peas — and serve over cousous.

  56. I use butter in moderation, but I use it everywhere, because of its wonderful flavor. With the new Land O’Lakes with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, I can be more generous from now on! Thanks a lot!

  57. Hmm, spread on thick-cut French bread, sprinkle with garlic powder then lightly broil. This summer squash and tomatoes recipe sounds delicious, and I bet my favorite sauted mushrooms would be even better with the new Olive Oil and Sea Salt Butter.

  58. It’s all about the garlic bread…or maybe on some grilled potatoes. Yum!

  59. That sounds great just spread on a yummy toasted bread.

  60. oh I just LOVE squash and this looks delicious! I’m loving the new Olive Oil and Sea Salt butter, it’s delicious and I’ve been slathering it on everything!

  61. When I sautee I use a mixture of vegetable oil and butter– the vegetable oil increases the temperature threshold of the mixture, so it does not become saturated as quickly– healthier for you, so you can use more of that yummy flavor of butter!

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  63. I’d try it on a warm roll. Thanks!

  64. Oh what wouldn’t I use it for – definitely corn on the cob – sautéing most vegetable, like this squash and tomato dish; also sautéing meats, poultry, fish shellfish. Can’t wait to try it and will be looking for it this week. Maybe even for garlic bread!

  65. I made this recipe today for fathers day using cherry tomatos and herbs from my patio garden. Yummm. I shared you today.

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  98. I’d like to make garlic bread with it. I’d also try it on corn on the cob, and saute zucchini in it.

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  151. I just love yellow summer squash! this dish looks delish!!

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  181. I would use the Land O Lakes butter, olive oil and sea salt on chicken. It makes a delicious sauce for the chicken.

  182. hmmm…. i would try to use this butter in some type of spiced cookie recipe.

    btw, your salad looks beautiful… i should start using summer squash in my cooking more often. the only thing i ever did with summer squash was use it in a pasta sauce and i think i messed up coz it didn’t taste that good…lol.

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  195. I just learned how to make (and had for the first time!) grilled corn on the cob. Everybody said to leave the husk on and grill it like that, but I found a recipe that stated ‘just pop the naked cob on the grill, and turn it every 2-3 minutes for about 10 minutes’, until it just starts to brown and you’re good to go. It sounds like Land O’Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt with be the perfect compliment (instead of just plain ol’butter, like I’ve been using!) mmmmMMMM!

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  213. I would use Land O Lakes butter with sea salt and olive oil to attempt a sea salt infused caramels.

  214. I would use it for veggies and on popcorn.

  215. The olive oil and salt combo sound great paired with roasted potatoes and herbs.

  216. I’d brown it and pour it over fresh popped popcorn.

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  218. On warm crusty bread….yummmmmm

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  220. ahhhhhhh…. summer perfection! I would eat that entire bowl.

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  230. What a wonderful giveaway. I would use Land O’Lakes Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt to saute some wild mushrooms. I always add butter, olive oil and sea salt when I saute mushrooms, so that would be perfect for it. I’ll top those mushrooms on my steak and serve with some fresh veggies…hm….I call that a perfect dinner.

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  233. Your photos are just beautiful. The tomatoes look like they are just going to burst through my computer screen; just lovely. I would use the butter when cooking veggies or tossed in pasta with fresh grated cheese.

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  235. I would love to try that butter in a simple pasta dish. That sounds perfect!

  236. i would slather it on some fresh baked bread! really the best place for butter if you ask me…

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  238. I think it would be delicious just spread on some good crusty bread!

  239. Sommer I can’t wait for my squash to start producing (we planted a little late this year) and that buttah, oh my it’s faboosh!

  240. Gorgeous colors – looks like this is an incredibly versatile dish!

  241. That is such a pretty dish and so perfect for all of that summer squash that I hope to grow!

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  247. Looks great! I would use it for baklava.

  248. This may Sound like a Lame Response, But I like sauteeing Sliced mushrooms in Butter.

  249. That looks yummy. Too bad I didn’t grow cherry tomatoes this year. I made a yummy dish with the market squash the other week: sauteed squash and potatoes, served with scrambled eggs in which I folded some garlic scapes pesto, cream cheese, herbs and a little feta. Made my husband happy.

    As far at the butter. I think it sounds awesome on bread, I loved salted butter and a little jam.

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  252. Hmm, probably in sauteing veggies and also cooking chicken breasts.

    Yum

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  257. i would use it on popcorn