Summer Squash with Goat Cheese

summer squash + zucchini + goat cheese

Another bucket of summer squash was set outside our front door a few days ago!! My neighbor is going crazy with this summer squash business! After making the risotto the other night, I needed to make something simple and uncomplicated (aka-I just got home from work and don’t feel like cooking!) So here’s what happened: I sauteed zucchini & summer squash in a pan with onions & thyme. I browned them a bit and added garlic at the very end (so it wouldn’t burn). It all went on a lovely plate and was topped with crumbles of goat cheese. We made a main course out of it with some yummy toasted french bread.  The goat cheese crumbles melted on top of the squash; adding a scrumptious creamy/tangy element to the dish!

Feel free to substitute the goat cheese for feta or Parmesan. I’ve been on a great goat cheese binge lately, haven’t I? Sorry!  If you aren’t into cheese, the squash is fine without it!! It would make any vegan happy. Thank you Ann for the best summer squash I’ve tasted!  I’ll will let you know when we’ve had enough! At this rate, it could be soon!
Look at those beauties!

more loot from my neighbor

Shhhh! Cooking in progress…




Summer Squash with Goat Cheese

  • 2 summer squash, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped (you could use yellow)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • goat cheese crumbles (about 1/4 cup)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • a pad of butter or margarine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Heat the olive oil in a pan on medium high heat. Add the onions and cook for a few minutes. Add the cut zucchini & summer squash. Stir occasionally. When the squash starts to brown, lower the heat and add the minced garlic cloves. Cook for another 2 minutes. Finish in the pan with a pad butter and stir evenly. Plate the squash on your serving platter and crumble goat cheese on top. Salt & pepper are welcome too!

  • Heather @ Whisk Flip Stir

    You are one prolific poster — total inspiration! I really like how that one summer squash looks kind of like a goose. Tasty dish and pretty pics as always!

  • Kim

    I made the same exact thing for dinner last night……..sans goat cheese. I’ll have to try that next time.

  • VintageSugarcube

    Since you heart the goat cheese, I have a suggestion for you, I recently bought some herbed goat cheese and mixed it with a little cream cheese and stuffed/pipetted it in these ginormous green olives. Folks went NUTZ I tell ya. I liked it better than the traditional blue. 🙂

  • Lick My Spoon

    Yum!!! Summer squash, one of my fav!!! And have plenty of goat cheese… thanks!

  • Monica

    Inspirational. I have yellow and green squash and I think I’m going to make this dish with them. I love the sound of the onion and goats cheese together. Yum. And beautiful photography.

  • Robert

    Clarification: Yellow onion or red? It looks as though you used red in the picture and final presentation.

    • Tracy

      oh yes. that is correct. i used red. I used yellow for a second batch and it really didn’t make a difference in the final result. Still yum!

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  • Elaine Sherard

    am i missing where to toss in the fresh thyme? Going for when the pad of butter goes in, so far the recipe looks like it’s going to taste amazing.. Thanks!

  • Heather

    I am compelled to tell you that this is the first time I have ever enjoyed reading someone’s writing on a food blog. I didn’t know that was possible. Thank you so much for this lovely little post and recipe. It has made my day and dinner!

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