Italian Zucchini Recipe

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I make this hot vegetable dish quite often in summer when zucchini is abundant. Garden-fresh sliced onion and tomato add a tasty touch.—Christopher Gordon, Springfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:4 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with margarine) equals 1-1/2 vegetable 1/2 fat; also, 64 calories, 35 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 9 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 3 gm fat.


  1. In a greased 2-1/2-qt. casserole, layer on-third of the zucchini, onion and tomatoes. Squeeze one lemon quarter over all. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Repeat layers. Dot with butter. Squeeze remaining lemon over all. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian Zucchini in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p47

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Mixed reviews in our home. I liked this dish, though it needed salt. My husband hated it. He didn't care for the texture of the tomatoes, and thought the flavors did not work well together."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"I added fresh grated parmesan between the layers. Delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"This was wonderful...... I had only one zucchini so I used a yellow squash for the 2nd zucchini. And I always add ground pepper....... definitely a two-helping side..... or a main course with a salad!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"Excellent low/no calorie side dish, fantastic flavors"

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