MeMa’s Squash

After our trip to the Farmer’s Market last week, I made one of my dear hubby’s favorite dishes – MeMa’s Squash.  This was a dish made by his mother (known as MeMa to her grandchildren).

This is a simple, easy recipe; first, go to the Farmer’s Market and get about 2 pounds of yellow squash:

Yes, there is a bird (candle holder) checking out the squash.

You also need a medium onion (I used a 1015 sweet onion):

And you will need about one tablespoon of bacon grease.  Oh, yeah, you could use olive oil or some other “healthy” oil, but you don’t use much bacon grease in this recipe and it adds a LOT of flavor.

Slice the the squash and the onion:

Heat up a large skillet to medium (I used an electric skillet) and melt the bacon grease:

Add the squash, the onions, some fresh ground pepper and kosher salt:

Stir all this together and then cover the skillet and leave it alone for 15 minutes.  Yes, it’s tempting to peak – just wait for it ….

After 15 minutes, open the lid, stir and use the side of your spoon to squish some of the squash:

See all the yummy brown?  That’s what you want.  Now cover and reduce the heat to medium-low.  Cook for another 15 minutes.  Yes, it will be very soft, but very tasty when it’s done:


Recipe: MeMa’s Squash


  • 2 pounds fresh yellow squash
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 Tablespoon bacon grease
  • Fresh ground pepper and kosher salt – to taste

Slice the squash and onion.  Heat skillet to medium and melt the bacon grease.  Add the squash, onion, pepper and salt.  Cover and cook for 15 minutes.  Stir and squish some of the squash.  Cover, reduce the heat to medium low and cook another 15 minutes.

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4 thoughts on “MeMa’s Squash

  1. Barbara,
    This is the way I’ve cooked squash for over 40 years. I sometimes use a mixture of olive oil and butter instead of bacon grease. I always add a bit of nutmeg, too. Try it the next time you make it.
    Carolyn Ulrickson

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