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sauteed patty pan squash with parmesan cheese in a serving bowl on a counter

Sautéed Patty Pan Squash

Red pepper flakes, lemon zest, and salty parmesan complement patty pan zucchini in this simple side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 155kcal



  • Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook for 30 to 60 seconds until fragrant.
  • Stir in the diced patty pan squash. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned. About halfway through the cooking time, add the lemon zest and red pepper flakes.
  • Just before removing the squash from heat, stir in the parmesan cheese. Serve, and enjoy!
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  • To make vegan, omit the cheese and add a pinch of salt.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat in the microwave on high for a minute.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 1mg