Sauteed Zucchini Recipe

Sauteed zucchini
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

This sauteed zucchini recipe is a perfect example of how simply-prepared food can be so tasty.

As with all zucchini recipes, sauteed zucchini tastes best when fresh zucchini is in season. Don't skimp on the salt. Salt brings out the flavor of food, especially in otherwise bland foods, like zucchini.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 lbs. zucchini (sliced into rounds, about 1/4-inch thick)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated​ parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add zucchini, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally until zucchini is crisp-tender.
  4. Taste, and adjust seasonings (add more salt and pepper, if necessary).
  5. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cook another 30 seconds or so, just until cheese melts. Remove from heat, and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 106 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrate, 682 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein, 7% vitamin A, 46% vitamin C, 9% calcium, 4% iron


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 121
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Sodium 692 mg
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)