Italian Sausage and Summer Squash Skillet

Did I mention we eat a lot of squash in the summer?  Squash cooks so fast that it makes a wonderful, healthy lunch.  While squash alone can be pretty bland, this recipe is full of flavor.  Here’s how I fix my my favorite squash skillet.


  • Palm Shortening or oil of choice
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Pound Italian Sausage Links, sliced
  • 9-12 Small Summer Squash, sliced
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Heat oil in skillet.  Cook onion and sausage until onion is clear and sausage is brown.
  2. Add squash and season liberally with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.  Cook until squash is tender.

You may also enjoy Summer Squash and Chicken Skillet and Nancy’s Green Beans and Sausage.

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36 Responses to “Italian Sausage and Summer Squash Skillet”

  1. emily says:

    Hi! I just wanted to invite you to come share on my Tasty Tuesday party! Hope to see you there!

  2. I love sausage, and yellow squash. Never would have thought to put them together. Why I don’t know! This sure sounds good. Also a wonderful way to stay low carb. Thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays!

  3. KB says:

    Thanks for sharing with
    Simply Delish. Hope to see you again next weekend.

  4. Karima says:

    Hi saw you on Tuesday Linky,now facebook following you, please pop by, Karima from

  5. Oooh, I really like this recipe for using yellow squash! Tasty and pretty, too. 🙂 Mom and dad have been giving me yellow squash every time I visit. 😉 Adding this to the menu plan–thanks!


  6. Bibi says:

    I love your recipe. I usually make Italian sausage and peppers, but I will be trying this next time.

    I hope you can come by and share it at Foodie Wednesday

  7. This summer skillet looks very yummy! what is and where do you get palm shortening? I would love to invite you to share this and other articles that may fit to a recently new link up called Healthy 2day Wednesdays for sharing tips, suggestions, going “green” ideas, recipes, etc every week! Keeping spreading the word about what HEALTHY really means! 🙂

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Rachel, Palm Shortening is similar to coconut oil but it comes from the palm tree. It is flavorless. You can read more here I buy my palm shortening in bulk from tropical traditions but you can by the spectrum brand in the Kroger health food section.

    • Joanne Horvath says:

      Sausage and squash sounds yummy! I will try it with olive oil which I use all the time. I was diagnosed with ‘leaky gut’ after many blood tests which causes inflammation inside and outside also. Lots of itchy rashes and pain in head, neck, back. I take lots of vitamins and minerals to build me back up. Thank for your website!

  8. Kristin says:

    This looks really good.
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  9. Kathryn says:

    This looks wonderful! I have squash growing in my garden this summer and I will be looking forward to making this.

  10. What a great recipe! I’ll definite be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

  11. looks wonderful- I love sausage and I love squash! Too bad my family won’t eat squash.

  12. Christina says:

    Yum! I love that this is so simple but I bet it is delicious! I also love squash in the summertime!

  13. Lark says:

    WOW! What a great idea! I am so glad you shared this with us on “Made it on Monday”

  14. Hazel Moon says:

    Our garden is starting to produce and this will be a happy addition for ways to prepare our squash. I keep forgetting about using the Italian seasoning. This is great!

  15. This sounds delicious. I haven’t used summer squash in a long time. I think this will be a hit here and good for the waistline.


  16. Vanessa says:

    Hmm.. this looks delicious!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I can’t wait to see more from you on Sunday!

  17. this looks DELICIOUS!!! i will soon have garden goodies and will need to give this a try! thank you for sharing!

  18. Candace says:

    I am pretty sure that your recipe would be the tastiest summer squash dish that I’ve ever tasted and I’m a summer squash fan already. I love Italian Sausage. I’ve never thought to combine the two. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

  19. I make this dish too. The squash is so good right now. Thanks so much for sharing on Momtrends.

  20. Jane says:

    Wow, this looks amazing. Simple, rustic, hearty but still light enough for a hot summer dinner. I can’t wait to try it.

  21. Chippy says:

    That does look quite yummy

    Stopping by from the Lady bloggers tea party

  22. cheerful says:

    wow, this is something new to try…i can smell the flavour! thanks for sharing, i bet its delicious! visiting from FTF, have a great week! 🙂

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  24. Joy Poot says:

    This was my supper tonight. Super delicious! And easy (at least, for just me eating…if I were doing it for my whole family (8-10 depending on the day) I might rethink the easy part…that’s a lot of squash to chop and we wouldn’t have a big enough skillet to do it all at once, but a good lunch idea when there is only a portion of the family home)

  25. Joy Poot says:

    the stock pot is a good idea. I know for sure we have a big enough one of those!

  26. I made this for dinner last night. Everyone loved it!

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  28. Meg says:

    Loved this! I only had cajun sausage which kinda worried me. It still came out great though. Next time I will try italian sausage and use coconut oil. I also liked how affordable it was to make. Thanks

    • Nancy says:

      I’m such a wimp with hot stuff that I’d be scared to death of cajun sausage! 😉 I’m so glad it turned out for you. I bet it will taste completely different when you try it with Italian sausage.