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Sauteed Patty Pan Squash with Tomatoes & Basil

  • Author: Ingrid DeHart -
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


Easy, flavorful, satisfying, Mediterranean vegetable dish ready in just 30 minutes! Vegetable-rich, with olives, garlic and basil.


  • 3 small patty pan squash or 2 zucchini
  • 1 yellow or red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large fresh tomato, cut into large chunks
  • ¼ cup olives, chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 56 basil leaves, cut into ribbons


  1. Cut patty pan squash into wedges or slice zucchini into rounds on the diagonal.
  2. Remove seeds from the peppers and cut into julienne strips
  3. Heat olive oil on medium low in a large sauté pan
  4. Add squash and peppers
  5. Sauté on medium low until lightly brown and almost tender, turning frequently, 5-8 minutes.
  6. Add garlic and stir.
  7. Add tomatoes and olives.
  8. Sauté 2 minutes until the tomatoes begin to soften
  9. Add spinach, stir until the spinach is wilted, 30 seconds
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Season with salt and pepper
  12. Stir in the fresh basil.
  13. Serve
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegan, Paleo,