Saturday, November 9, 2013

Squash, Zucchini and Onions with Brown Sugar

I find myself making the same side dishes week in and out.  We find one thing we like and make it over and over again.  With zucchini and squash, I usually sauté or bake it with a sprinkle of italian spices, parmesan cheese and a little EVOO.

When I saw this on Pinterest (where else?) I decided to change things up.  This was definitely a sweet side.  It was toddler and hubs approved, but because of the sugar (even though it's not a lot), not something I'll make all the time.  Definitely work making though! 

Squash and Onions with Brown Sugar
Courtesy of The Kitchn
serves 2
1 large yellow squash and 1 large zucchini  (or 2 medium of each)
2 small onions (or one medium)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
Slice the squash into 1/2-inch rounds, cutting large ones in half. You should end up with roughly 2 cups of cut squash. Cut the onions into similar-sized slices.
Add the butter to a wide sauce pan that has a lid and heat over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the onions and cook until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add squash, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. Stir, then cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until squash is very soft.
Remove the cover and continue to cook for about 8 minutes, just to give the juices a chance to evaporate slightly. There will be some liquid in the pan, but it should be thicker than water, almost like a glaze. Season with more salt and pepper, if needed, and serve immediately.

1 comment :

  1. I would have never thought to add brown sugar. Yum!


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