Skillet Zucchini Recipe

Evidence of summer comes in various forms, the anticipation of locally grown vine ripened tomatoes finally arriving at the market, fresh sweet corn AND the abundance of zucchini! Zucchini is one of the most versatile summer vegetables. Easily used fresh, easily frozen for later use. The quickest use is washed and sliced into spears to be enjoyed raw. We will be tasting raw zucchini for the Power of Produce veggie of the week this Saturday, August 25. Zucchini can be added to a veggie tray with ranch dressing or hummus as a dip. Usng zucchini for a quick cooking dish, slice and cook with sliced onions in a frying pan and a bit of fat of your choice. Then top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired and enjoy.  With a bit more time and effort, breading zucchini spears or slices and roasting them in the oven make a delicious side dish. There are plenty of recipes using in zucchini in sweet ways. Give a savory recipe a try. Reminder, there is a search function on the recipe page of this website to help you access past recipes or recipes focused on a specific ingredient.
Zucchini recipes are great year-round, but especially throughout the summer. This easy skillet zucchini recipe brings a stir fry flair to a weeknight favorite side dish!
 Total Time 15 minutes
 Prep Time 5 minutes
 Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium zucchini cut into slices
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 medium tomato cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add butter and olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and onion and cook until zucchini slightly tender and onion begins to turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, thyme and salt and pepper.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Zucchini Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 65Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 331mg9%
Total Carbohydrates 5g2%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A8.5%
Vitamin C26.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
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