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zucchini skillet

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Cara Metzger
Warsaw, IN

The summertime means an abundance of zucchini. This is a favorite recipe that the kids will love. The flavor combination reminds them of pizza!

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Wow, this is an amazing zucchini dish. Thanks to the seasoning, it has an Italian flair without having to eat pasta. It's a great low carb, healthy dinner or side dish. The flavors from the onions, garlic, and tomatoes all meld together wonderfully. When the farmer's markets are overflowing with zucchini, add this to your menu. It's so good, you're going to want to double the recipe.

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★★★★★ 5
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For zucchini skillet

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2
  • 1/4 c
    finely diced onion
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1
    tomato, diced
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 c
    mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper, according to taste

How To Make zucchini skillet

  • Heating oil in a skillet.
    Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Sliced zucchini added to the skillet.
    Slice zucchini and add to skillet. This recipe is for small to average size zucchini so adjust the recipe as needed. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Onion, garlic, and seasonings added to the zucchini.
    Add onion, garlic, oregano (I use an Italian mix from Penzey's spices which is delish!), salt and pepper.
  • Zucchini cooking in the skillet.
    Cook for a few more minutes until lightly browned.
  • Adding tomatoes to the zucchini.
    Add tomato (you can use canned diced tomatoes or even salsa if you don't have a tomato on hand). Bring just to a boil and reduce heat to low.
  • Zucchini continuing to simmer in the skillet.
    Simmer 3-5 minutes until zucchini is crisp tender.
  • Cheese sprinkled on top.
    Sprinkle top with cheese.
  • A lid put onto the skillet.
    Cover with a lid until the cheese melts. Serve hot.