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Cheesy Zucchini Saute

 Cheesy Zucchini Saute
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!
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
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.