Cream Cheese Basil Summer Squash

Cream Cheese Basil Summer Squash

55 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
LAURELP52
Recipe by  LAURELP52

“Young tender summer squash, yellow crookneck or yellow pattypan, microwave recipe, quick, absolutely delicious! Vegetable haters, will love it.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. In a glass serving dish, combine the squash pieces and garlic. Season with salt, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave for 5 to 8 minutes on high, or until tender. Stir after every 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the cream cheese over the top, and return to the microwave, uncovered for about 1 minute, or until the cheese is melted. Stir until the cheese is smooth and blended into the squash. Let set for a minute or two before serving.

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Reviews (55)

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JKK5
33

JKK5

Yummy! I changed it a little...I drained the water from the squash after cooking it, then I mixed in half a can of Rotel tomatoes & gr. chiles, then put in the cream cheese, melted it for a little bit, then added shredded sharp cheddar. Wow. It is good.

DCOX101
28

DCOX101

I knew from looking at the ingredients this had the potential for a great recipe. I was right. It is delicious. I used two smaller crookneck squash, 4oz of cream cheese, garlic powder and fresh basil from the garden. I cooked the squash in the microwave 5 1/2 minutes, cubed the cheese over it and let it set about three minutes, sprinkled on a dash or two of garlic, put in some fresh basil to taste and salt. It was absolutely divine!!!!

jlclore
21

jlclore

This recipe is awesome if you want a quick, satisfying side dish or an easy dish to serve at a party (just scale it up). I made it delicious and fairly healthy by sauteeing the squash and garlic for a few minutes in a small amount of butter, removing from heat and adding a good amount of chopped fresh basil and then adding 1-2 servings of reduced fat cream cheese before microwaving to melt the cheese. A small amount of cream cheese goes a long way and you can reduce the fat to 3-6 grams per serving with my modification. Fresh basil is essential for a "wow".

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 227 cal
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs
  • 8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 169 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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