Saturday, September 3, 2011

Time Saver Recipes - No Mess Squash on the Grill

It's Labor Day weekend! Who wants to fuss with dishes and clean up after a great meal that's been cooked on the grill? With this recipe from you won't have to worry about any of that. I think this would make a great side for just about any meal.


  • 2 yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges (optional)
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium heat. Cut two sheets of heavy duty aluminum foil, each approximately 18 inches long.
  2. Place the yellow squash, zucchini, tomatoes, onion, and garlic in the center of one sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Place second sheet of foil on top of vegetables. Fold edges together tightly to seal packet.
  3. Place packet on the top rack of the preheated grill. Cook for 15 minutes. Turn packet over and continue to cook until vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Carefully cut an "X" into top of packet and pour vegetables and juices into serving bowl. Garnish with parsley.

  • Cook's Note: For a spicier option, add 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of oregano, and 1 tablespoon of hot sauce (I use Franks® Red Hot®). This adds a slightly different color along with a robust flavor to the squash.

    Thanks for joining us today!
    Deena Davis


  1. Good Morning, Deena,
    Thank you for sharing this...I love to try new recipes on the grill.

    Enjoy the Holiday Weekend. ~Natalie

  2. I love new healthy veggies. I L O V E squash! Yum! Enjoy the weekend and Hugs to you! Anne