Southern Style Yellow Squash

Southern Style Yellow Squash

I recently got to cross off another item on my bucket list.  I met another food blogger in person.  Ann from Cooking Healthy for Me just happens to live within ten miles of my new Florida home.  She welcomed me with open arms.  We met for a lunch date and with wonderful Southern hospitality, she graciously made sure that I would be soon cooking “Southern” by giving me a cookbook, My Southern Food by Devon O’Day.  What fun I have had reading it!  The very next day, I was ready to make something from it.

Southern Style Yellow Squash
For our Sunday dinner, I made a cheater beef bbq in my oven and served it with baked beans and Southern Style Yellow Squash.  I think it’s the cooking in bacon drippings that makes this dish southern.  Boy oh boy was this ever the way to make squash!  We thought it was so much more tasty than normal. Of course, cooking in bacon drippings isn’t the healthiest, so this won’t be my everyday way of making squash, but for special ~ this is it!.  Thanks again, Ann!!
Southern Style Yellow Squash
  • 6 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp bacon drippings
  • 1 scant Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • black pepper to taste
  1. Heat the bacon grease over medium heat.
  2. Layer the squash and onion.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and sugar and stir a bit.
  4. Let cook until the vegetables caramelize, stirring every 5-7 minutes to prevent burning.
  5. Sprinkle with black pepper.


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