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Country-Style Squash

Updated on August 22, 2012

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Country-Style Squash, finished product
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Country-Style Squash Made Me a Squash Lover

When I was growing up, my mom tried to get me to eat my vegetables, with little cooperation from me. I did not like mushrooms, green peppers, or onions and would pick them off my pizza. Except for green beans, if the vegetable was green, I would not eat it. One of the things I swore I would never try was avocado and guacamole (much less put avocado in my hair). It reminded me of baby vomit. Squash had a silly name, and all I could think of was squashing something.

These are just a few examples of the silly reasons why children may not eat vegetables.

Who would think that in my adulthood, I would grow to love vegetables and green foods? Definitely, not my mother! I believe each time I became pregnant, I would crave foods I never liked before.

One day, I was having dinner with my neighbor, and she cooked up this amazing Country-Style Squash. I began to love squash after trying this.

1) Fry the bacon
1) Fry the bacon


  • 16 ounces Hickory-smoked bacon, fried
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, diced
  • 3 yellow squash, sliced
  • black pepper, to taste
  • Some love...
2) Add green pepper
2) Add green pepper
3) Add onion and garlic
3) Add onion and garlic
3) Add yellow squash
3) Add yellow squash

How to Cook Country-Style Squash

  1. To begin, fry the bacon in a large frying pan, over medium low to medium heat, until it becomes partially cooked.
  2. Add the green pepper and let it saute with the bacon while you dice your onion.
  3. Add the onion and allow it to saute with the bacon and green pepper. Dice the cloves of garlic and add them to the mixture.
  4. While everything is cooking, slice the squash into thin pieces. Once your bacon is closer to being cooked, and the green pepper and onion have softened up, add the squash to the frying pan.
  5. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cover the frying pan. Be sure to stir the ingredients a few times, so the bacon will not burn to the frying pan.
  6. Allow the mixture to continue cooking for another 10 minutes, or until the squash softens and is cooked thoroughly. The squash is done cooking when it starts to curl up and the seeds start to fall out.
  7. Be sure to follow these steps in order. The trick to making Country-Style Squash is the order in which the ingredients are added. This specific order brings the flavor out in this dish in a particular way. And, don't forget to enjoy your Country-Style Squash! If you try this dish at home, please come back to this recipe hub and rate it. Also, feel free to comment and let me know how others enjoyed this recipe.

Alternatives to Consider

If you are a health nut and want to add more vegetables to this dish, consider using other bell peppers, along with the green pepper. Also, you can add zucchini to this dish if you are looking to have more green vegetables in this dish. Just replace one yellow squash with one zucchini.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves four to six people
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 3/4 cup
Calories 230
Calories from Fat180
% Daily Value *
Fat 20 g31%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 22 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Sure thing, Top Rated Recipes. I am always looking for new and simple dishes to try and would be glad to check out your recipes. This is my first attempt at doing a recipe here, so maybe this will be a new thing. I love gardening, but I bought my house this spring and have had no time, due to surgery, to grow my garden this year. I can't wait until next summer, when I will have a big garden and lots of squash to fry up with bacon!!

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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks Angela! I just love this dish. I must eat it once a week. I not only learned the value of bacon and bacon grease, but also pork sausage. I love it in spaghetti, lasagna, and even mixed in ground turkey burgers. Tonight, I got out of cooking and opted for a chicken, bacon, spinach, and artichoke pizza from Papa Murphy's. It is pure heaven!!

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      Top Rated Recipes 5 years ago

      I love squash, in fact I have 2 plants growing in my backyard, so I'll definately be trying this. I look forward to reading more recipes from you, and I hope you get a chance to take a peek at a few of mine as well.

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Super recipe -- thanks! Like you, I'm a bacon -- bacon grease fanatic and add such to a lot of my cooking -- that's an old southern thing as I understand it (my Granny always cooked that way!) Best/Sis

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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      I love bacon. I am guilty of saving bacon grease, sometimes, and using it to saute vegetables the next day for an omelet at breakfast, for example. Thanks for checking out my hub.

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      Lynn S. Murphy 5 years ago

      Sounds yummy and a way to add flavor to squash.

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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      You're welcome lindalou1963! Thanks for checking out my first recipe hub. Have a great weekend!!

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      Linda 5 years ago from Texas

      Squash is my favorite vegetable, I'll be sure to try this soon. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jennifer McLeod 5 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks for the quick reads, everyone. I just love this recipe. I hope you enjoy it for yourselves...

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      Sheila Brown 5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This sounds so good! I wish I had known about this while I still had some squash in the garden. Temperatures of over 100 degrees for weeks, burned up my garden. I finally had to give it up. I would like to share this on my recipe blog, if that is ok with you. Voted up and yummy! Have a great day! :)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      40 minutes in total.. yeah I think I can do this rated it a 5 :) Frank

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      I bet this is delicious! And it certainly is squash time of year. Thanks for the recipe!