Pan-fried cheesy summer squash

This pan-fried cheesy summer squash is a delicious, easy and quick side dish. You can also serve this dish as a vegetarian meal.

20 minutes 4 people Side dishes
Pan-fried cheesy summer squash


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  • 1 summer squash
  • olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 gram grated cheese, e.g. grana padano
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • pepper and salt to taste
  • small handful of almond shavings
Pan-fried cheesy summer squash ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • optional: spiralizer
  • large skillet
  • small bowl


20 minutes 4 people Side dishes

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Tip: you can also use any other kind of zucchini, a summer squash has a light sweet and nutty flavour. 

RINSE the summer squash and divide into thin strips, you can use a chef's knife or spiralizer for this. ROAST the almond shavings in a dry skillet and transfer them to a small bowl so you can use the skillet again.

PEEL the garlic cloves divide them into halves, no need to finely chop them. HEAT a dash of olive oil in the large skillet along with the halved garlic.

Let it simmer on low heat for a few minutes and then remove the garlic. 

Pan-fried cheesy summer squash
Pan-fried cheesy summer squash

Finishing the pan-fried cheesy summer squash  -- 5 minutes

ADD summer squash to the skillet and cook for a few minutes on high heat. SEASON with pepper and salt and stir in half of the grated cheese.

ADD a pinch of chili flakes, be careful because the squash will absorb the flavour easily. SERVE this delicious and easy side dish with more grated cheese and almond shavings. Enjoy!

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