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Cheesy Zucchini Saute Recipe
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Cheesy Zucchini Saute Recipe

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Although I no longer have a garden of my own, friend and neighbors keep me amply supplied with squash. As a thank-you, I tell them how to make this refreshing zucchini saute. It's quick, easy and oh, so tasty!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 157 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 416 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in butter until crisp-tender. Stir in the zucchini, basil, salt and garlic powder. Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Sprinkle with the cheese, tomato and olives.
  2. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Zucchini Saute in Country Woman September/October 2000, p29

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"Love to make this when the basil and zucchini are fresh from the garden."

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"Made this dish this evening to go with tilapia for dinner. We thought it was FANTASTIC! Made it exactly as the recipe directed except in larger amounts. Very easy, flavorful, and fast which makes it a perfect side for fish. Will make this often due to its healthy content. Five stars for sure."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"I make this recipe one or two times a week during the summer! My son loves his zucchini and he especially loves this recipe!"

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

"The basil is wonderful in this! Loved it!!"

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