Pork and Yellow Squash Skillet

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This pork and yellow squash skillet is an easy dinner. It’s great during the summer when the squash are fresh, you can use any kind of pork you like as well!

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Here is what you’ll need to make this pork and squash skillet meal:

This is pretty easy meal. The pork and the squash go together great and the simplicity makes this recipe even more of a winner in my book!

We’ll be using center cut pork chops. You can use pork loin though too, that would work fine!

A side view of a bowl full of a serving of mashed potatoes with pork and yellow squash on top!

You will also need yellow squash, some tomato sauce, water, chopped onions, garlic salt, and a little bit of pepper!

As you can see, it’s super simple. Nothing too fancy and that’s what makes this pork and yellow squash skillet so amazing. The natural pork flavors get to shine through and the squash soaks up all those delicious seasonings. YUM!

How to make pork and yellow squash skillet:

We’ll be serving this delicious meal over mashed potatoes. You can serve it over rice, by itself, or even with some baked potatoes. Do whatever works for you!

To make the pork and yellow squash skillet we’ll be using a skillet or a crockpot to allow the squash and the pork to simmer! I like to use a skillet because this one pan meal is extra easy on the clean up when it’s finished.

Here we see a bowl full of pork and yellow squash ready to be eaten.

Season pork with garlic salt and pepper. Cook thoroughly in small amount of oil. 

Add the onion; cook until it is tender and translucent. 

Add tomato sauce and water. Pour into the pan. The liquid should cover the ingredients. If it does not, add more water. 

Add squash and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.

How to store any leftovers:

You can store the leftovers of this pork and summer squash skillet in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week I’d say. It’s better fresh, so I wouldn’t plan on freezing this one!

A top down look at a bowl with a serving of pork and squash over mashed potatoes.

If you need to freeze it, just freeze the pork and then add the squash fresh to simmer until tender when you thaw it out! Squash doesn’t freeze exceptionally well and it will end up mushy if you do it any other way.

Need to learn how to clean and prepare a yellow squash?

If you don’t usually use summer squash or yellow squash you might not know how to prep them!

Here’s an entire post dedicated to how to clean and prep yellow squash!

Yield: 8 Servings

Pork and Yellow Squash Skillet

A featured image showing the finished pork and yellow squash skillet meal in a bowl ready to be eaten.

This pork and yellow squash skillet is an easy dinner. It's great during the summer when the squash are fresh, you can use any kind of pork you like as well!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds center cut pork chops, boned, and trimmed
  • 3-4 yellow squash, washed & sliced
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Season pork with garlic salt and pepper. Cook thoroughly in small amount of oil.
  2. Add onion; cook until onion is tender.
  3. Add tomato sauce and water. Pour into the pan. The liquid should cover the ingredients. If it does not, add more water.
  4. Add squash and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 31g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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A view of the finished pork and summer squash skillet ready to be served.

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