Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sauteed Chayote Squash with Onions and Bacon #HolidaySideDish

Quick and easy to make, this Chayote squash flavored with bacon and onion makes a deliciously different side dish to your meal.

Today is the second installment of Holiday Side Dishes........

Heather of Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks invited us to join her this week in sharing recipes for Holiday Sides.  We posted on Monday,  and I shared these individual Mac & Cheese Muffins.  Today I am back with this tasty side dish and Friday I am sharing another vegetable side.  This gives you plenty of time to plan your Holiday Menus.

Let's take a look at today's recipes........

Are you familiar with Chayote Squash?  I had never heard of it until last year when I partook of an event called Freaky Fruits Friday.  The participants received product from Melissa's Produce to use in the creation of recipes and included in the basket was Chayote Squash.  I had to do some research and then I shared a recipe for Seafood Stuffed Chayote Squash.  It was delicious and I was hooked.

Chayote Squash is part of the gourd family and is very mild tasting, much like summer squash but firmer.  This means it lends itself well to be married with other flavors, in this case onions and bacon.....BACON!!

I found Chayote Squash at my International Marketplace and was excited to try this new recipe.  I'm so glad I did and you will be too.  Please stop by tomorrow in between passing out treats to the beggars and take a look at my upcoming week and the Weekly Menu.  Then on Friday stop by for the final edition of Holiday Side Dishes.

#vegetablesides, #squash, #chayotesquash, #bacon, #onions,
Vegetables, Squash
Yield: 4 servings

Sauteed Chayote Squash with Bacon and Onions

Sauteed Chayote Squash with Bacon and Onions

Quick and easy to make, this Chayote squash flavored with bacon and onion makes a deliciously different side dish to your meal.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 30 M


  • 3 slices, thick cut bacon, diced
  • 2 lg. Chayote squash, peeled, seeded and sliced into 1/4" moons
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced into thin moons
  • 3 cloves garlic,  minced
  • 2 T. dry white wine
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • leaves from 1 sprig of thyme
  • juice of 1/4 lemon


How to cook Sauteed Chayote Squash with Bacon and Onions

  1. Place the bacon in a skillet over medium heat and cook until crisp.  Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  2. Add the squash, onion and garlic to the bacon fat and toss to coat.  Cook over medium heat, covered, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes.  The squash and onion should begin to brown.
  3. Stir in the wine, pepper and thyme.  Cover and cook for another 10 minutes, until the squash is tender.
  4. Off heat, mix in the bacon and lemon juice.  Taste and season with salt and more pepper, if desired.  


Adapted from a recipe found in Fine Cooking, Issue #116
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. I have only had chayote once in albondigas, but never in anything else. I am excited to give this a try.

  2. SImple but flavorful which is perfect. I never know what to do with chayote so this is an awesome way to prepare it.

  3. What a great way to use chayote! I love that you spelled bacon in all caps! This flavor profile is right up my alley!

  4. I recently learned about chayote squash and love it...adding this recipe to try it with.

  5. We love chayote! I'll have to try this next time I see it in the store!

  6. Is there something I could substitute the wine with?

    1. Absolutely Cassie. Feel free to use any broth or just water.

    2. Or try Balsamic Vinegar

  7. I love chayote. This was very tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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