Microwaved Summer Squash


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 24.5
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 16.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g

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From the backyard garden to you! From the backyard garden to you!
Number of Servings: 6


    2-quart round casserole dish with lid or plastic wrap
    4 - 6 summer squash cut into 1/4" slices
    2 tbsp water
    1 tbsp garlic powder
    1 tbsp light margarine


Put water and squash in the casserole dish and cover with lid or plastic wrap. (If using plastic wrap, pull open one corner to allow for steam.)
Microwave on HIGH for 5 to 9 minutes.
Stir every 4 minutes to test for tenderness and to rotate dish if your microwave does not do this for you.
Add margarine and garlic powder.
With lid on, let stand for 3 minutes.
Stir and enjoy!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COSETTIE76.


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good! I grilled mine on the George Foreman using Pam and some fresh onion. - 8/26/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Squash if you like squash. - 3/14/07

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  • Good, fast and easy. I added onion and Tony Chachere seasoning. - 10/15/12

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  • I love garlic - so this was a very good recipe to me - also I made it into a sandwich with provolone cheese - was delicious. - 2/20/12

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  • Loved this but next time I'll use half the garlic. I agree w/previous comment that 1tbsp of garlic powder is too much. - 7/1/11

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  • I tend to over steam my veggies over the stove, so doing this time in the microwave for 3 minutes: with NO garlic (don't do garlic on veggies), and lemon pepper with all seasoning instead made it pretty delicious. This is going to be my goto for steamed veggies....using the microwave. - 3/2/11

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  • this was quick, easy and delicious! - 7/15/10

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  • I skipped the garlic, I'm allergic. But it was quick and tasted good! - 6/13/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    There is WAY too much garlic in this. I love squash and I love garlic. I steam squash at least three times a week and this isn't much different than doing that. - 12/13/08

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