Sauteed Chayote Squash Recipe – Delicious and Simple

Many people spend time finding the best way to cook chayote squash, but not all can make it at home. Don’t be sad, we can help you with our detailed recipe and you can easily make this sauteed chayote squash recipe

1. FAQs When Cooking Chayote Squash

What’s Chayote Squash?

Chayote squash is a pear-shaped bright green summer fruit. This furry skinned fruit, also called mirliton squash, draws its origin to Mexico. At present times, it is grown across the world and relished in a variety of recipes. It has a mild taste and crunchy texture.

How To Eat Chayote Squash?

Every part of the chayote squash is edible, be it the skin, flesh, or seeds! Its mild cucumber-like taste makes it a befitting pick for both sweet as well as savory dishes. Furthermore, it can be paired with eggs, meat, fruits & veggies to cook a delectable dish.

Chayote squash can be eaten raw, sautéed, stir-fried, boiled for soups, slow-cooked for vegetable stews, as well as baked.

How To Prepare Chayote Squash

Although a fruit, chayote squash is prepared as a vegetable.

First and foremost, wash the chayote squash. Next, remove the skin with a peeler. Then, rinse it thoroughly under running cold tap water. After peeling the skin, it is necessary to rinse it to get rid of the slime. 

Cut the chayote squash lengthwise in half and remove the core/pit. Now, you can chop, slice, julienne, grate, or blend it depending on how you choose to cook it.

2. Sauteed Chayote Squash Recipe With Egg


  • 1 chayote squash (peeled and julienned) (200-250 grams)
  • 2 garlic cloves (skin removed & minced)
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of fish sauce
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 

   How long to Saute Chayote Squash

It takes 10-12 minutes to saute chayote squash with egg. Prepping requires an additional 10-15 minutes.


Step 1: Place a non-stick saute pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Wait for 30-60 seconds until the pan is nice & hot.

Step 2:  Drizzle 0.5 tablespoons of oil. Add the minced garlic and cook for 20-30 seconds.

Step 3:  Transfer the julienned chayote into the pan. Sauté for 4-5 minutes by stirring frequently until the veggie becomes tender.

Step 4:  Meanwhile, crack the eggs in a bowl. Add the fish sauce and season with salt & pepper. Whisk nicely and keep aside.

Step 5:  After chayote has tenderized, make a space in the center of the pan by pushing the veggie to the edges. Drizzle the remaining 0.5 tablespoons of oil in the pan’s center and pour the whisked eggs. Let the eggs cook undisturbed for a minute.

Step 6:  Now, carefully stir just the eggs in the center of the pan. Let it cook for 1 more minute undisturbed.  

Step 7:  Just before the eggs start to set, mix them with the chayote. Cook for just 1-2 minutes until the eggs are almost done. (*The eggs will continue cooking after serving and be perfectly done).

Finally, turn off the stove and transfer to a serving dish!. You can replace chicken eggs with quail eggs and add a bit of chili sauce to make sauteed dishes become more delicious and attractive

Sautéed Chayote Squash Recipe

Now you know how to cook chayote squash on the stove. I hope that after reading this article, you can make a saute chayote squash dish and enjoy it at home. This delicious dish is worth your try!

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