Yellow squash is a summer squash that comes in a crookneck or straight-neck variety. The skin of the yellow squash is bumpy and a bright yellow color. The flesh is sweet, buttery and high in vitamin C and B-12. Cooking yellow squash in a pan produces a tender dish that can be seasoned to your taste. Once cooked, the squash can be used to accompany meat, fish or other main dishes.

Things You'll Need

Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F.

Wash the squash thoroughly.

Cut the ends off of the squash then slice the squash lengthwise. Be sure to brace the squash firmly when cutting. The flesh can be tough to cut through, so be careful.

Drizzle the bottom of the pan with olive oil.

Place the squash halves, skin side down, into the pan.

Spread each half of the squash flesh with butter.

Sprinkle the salt, pepper and 1 tbsp. of cheese onto each side of the squash.

Place the squash into the oven and cook for 30 to 45 minutes or until the squash flesh is tender and the cheese is browned. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.