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sauteed zucchi in a skillet.

Sauteed Zucchini Recipe

This sauteed zucchini recipe is a great healthy and delicious side dish. It is simple, quick, and super easy to make. With only a handful of pantry staple ingredients, one pan, and 10 minutes, this delicious fresh stove top garlic butter zucchini side dish is all yours.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 136 kcal


  • 2 medium sized zucchini
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese or as needed
  • 2 large garlic chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Wash and pat the zucchini dry and cut into desired shapes and sizes.
  • Heat butter and olive oil on a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped zucchini, leave it undisturbed for about a minute or two so it has a bit of color to it.
  • Add the chopped garlic to the zucchini then start stirring occasionally until cooked through, tender, and browned. The whole process should be about 5 minutes or less depending on how tender you want the vegetable.
  • Season with salt, black pepper, shredded parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Take it off the heat and serve immediately with more sprinkles of parmesan cheese or lemon juice.
    PS: transfer the sauteed zucchini to a plate immediately as the residual heat in the pan will continue to cook the vegetable which may make it softer than you wanted.


Storage instructions 
Sauteed zucchini is best served immediately on the day it is made; however, you can store leftovers in the fridge for up to a day or two. keep it cold in an air-tight container
To reheat: for best result, reheat on a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until warmed through.
Freezer: this recipe does not freeze well so I don't recommend freezing it .


Calories: 136kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 172mgPotassium: 361mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 450IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 1mg

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