Author Notes: My neighbor gave me a huge, over-mature yellow summer squash. Not wanting to waste anything, I peeled, seeded, chunked, and steamed it, threw it in the food processor with an excess of butter, some kosher salt, garlic powder, and pepper and instantly regretted all those times that I composted mine. —Ellen
Makes: about 4 cups, depending on the size of the squash
4-5 pound over-mature yellow summer squash
teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
teaspoon garlic powder
tablespoons unsalted butter
- Cut the squash into chunks and then peel and seed each one.
- Cook in a steamer basket until just tender.
- Place the steamed squash and the rest of the ingredients in a food processor and puree.