How to Steam Yellow Squash in the Oven


Yellow squash is a high-moisture vegetable that lends itself easily to steaming. Steamed yellow squash is a tasty dish that works as a side dish to many different main proteins. Steaming squash in the oven is an easy way to cook squash, especially if you don't have very many kitchen utensils.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut a piece of aluminum foil into a long rectangular shape. The size will depend on how much yellow squash you have.

Step 2

Slice the yellow squash into rounds about a half-inch thick. Place them in the center of the foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (to taste).

Step 3

Pull the two long sides of the aluminum foil together and roll, as you would if you were closing a sandwich bag). Roll of each side of the foil so you end up with a foil packet. Make sure the ends are sealed tightly.

Step 4

Place the packet on middle rack in the preheated oven. Bake the squash for 10 to 15 minutes, or until squash is tender.

Step 5

Remove the squash from the oven. Carefully open the packet to release steam. Transfer the squash to a serving bowl, and pour any juices from the packet into the bowl with squash.

Tips and Warnings

  • Take care when opening packet. Hot steam will be released.

Things You'll Need

  • Aluminum foil
  • Yellow squash
  • Salt and pepper


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Who Can Help

  • Dr. Gourmet: Cooking Techniques
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Whitney Donohue is a freelance writer who writes for many different venues, including her local newspaper, The Moapa Valley Progress. Donohue earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a professional writing certificate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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