Sautéed Chayote Squash

Sautéed Chayote Squash

Chayote squash, a popular ingredient in Latin and Southern cuisine, is mild in flavor and delicious sautéed in butter with shallots and garlic.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Slice the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash on a cutting board, cut-side down, and slice it thinly. Repeat with the remaining chayote squash.
  3. Step 3

    Melt the butter in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced shallots and cook for about 5 minutes, or until they are tender and beginning to brown. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 1 minute longer.
  4. Step 4

    Add the sliced chayote squash to the skillet and continue to cook, tossing often, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Step 5

    Serve the chayote squash with a garnish of fresh herbs and/or Parmesan cheese, if desired.