Summer Squash Sausage Skillet

This summer squash sausage skillet combines caramelized onions and summer squash with Italian sausage for an easy one-pan meal that’s low in carbs and calories!

Summer Squash Sausage Skillet
Summer Squash Sausage Skillet

Summer Squash Sausage Skillet



2 Italian sausage links (6 oz)

1 medium summer squash (12 oz)

½ Vidalia or sweet onion

4 tbsp butter

½ tsp dried thyme

½ tsp dried rosemary

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper


Pour water into a skillet until it measures ½“ and put on the stove over medium-high heat.  Add Italian sausage links and simmer, turning occasionally, until sausage reaches an internal temperature of 160℉, 12-15 minutes.

While the sausage is cooking, cut summer squash into ¼“ rounds and thinly slice the onion.

Remove sausage from skillet and turn heat to medium-low.  Put butter, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper in the skillet.  Allow butter to melt and add squash and onion.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions and squash are soft and caramelized, about 45 minutes.  Add more butter, if necessary, to keep the food from sticking.

While the vegetables are cooking, slice sausage into rounds. Add the pan when vegetables are done and heat through.

Serve immediately.


3 servings, 405 calories per serving

Hack:  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen in airtight containers for up to 12 months.



Zucchini Summer Squash Saute

Low fat, low carb, low calorie…this delicious zucchini summer squash saute has it all…or should I say it doesn’t? It’s the perfect side for any meal!

Zucchini Summer Squash Saute

Zucchini Summer Squash Saute

Course Side Dish
Servings 2
Calories 85 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini or yellow summer squash
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes or halved cherry tomatoes


  • Heat oil in saute pan over medium-high. 
  • Thinly slice the zucchini/yellow squash and add to saute pan. Cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with rosemary, garlic powder, pepper and salt and stir to combine. 
  • Add tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, 3 minutes or until desired softness.
  • Hack: Use this saute method with your favorite vegetables or whatever you have on hand! Cooking times may vary.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Keyword keto, low calorie, low carb, side dish, summer squash, vegan, vegetable, vegetable saute, vegetarian, yellow squash, zucchini


Summer squash is a seriously nutritional power-packed veggie.  Check out the facts here.

Round out your low-calorie, low-carb vegetarian meal with parmesan-crusted scallops!


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