Steam-Baked Summer Squash

Mable Clarke, a South Carolina cook and activist, makes this summer squash recipe to serve at a monthly fish fry that helps support her community's Soapstone Baptist Church. This squash casserole gets its lusciousness from sealing the baking dish with foil. The squash steams in its own juices and mingles with melted butter for a velvety bite.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 cups


  • 2 pounds summer squash, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Combine squash, onion, red and green bell pepper, butter, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer to the prepared pan and cover with foil.

  3. Bake until the vegetables are very tender, 45 to 55 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 742IU 15%
Vitamin C 39mg 43%
Folate 48mcg 12%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 28mg 7%
Potassium 427mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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