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Cheesy Zucchini Saute Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Saute Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 157 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 416mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Cheesy Zucchini Saute

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manga User ID: 4211076 249905
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2016

"The zucchini did not crisp up. It was very soft. After adding the cheese it turned out mushy and soft. I felt I was eating the inside of some stuffing. I think this might go well into a stuffed pepper and baked for 20 mins. I can't believe it was contest winning and got rave reviews. Maybe if the zucchini was cut up in slices and cooked in some olive oil, then add the other ingredients, it might be better. I didn't enjoy eating shredded zucchini. Would not make this again."

Vicki Nolt User ID: 3163656 81296
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

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

buzzard123 User ID: 1847538 203825
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."

SM Haas User ID: 4702618 71933
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!"

LynnChef User ID: 3956710 102980
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2011

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

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