Zucchini Tomato Side Dish Recipe
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Zucchini Tomato Side Dish Recipe

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Bacon bits add a smoky flavor to this colorful veggie combo from Nancy Johnson, a field editor in Laverne, Oklahoma. “I’ve also prepared this as a lunch entree for one, served with a roll and fruit,” Nancy notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 2 to 3 thin slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) spicy hot V8 juice
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon real bacon bits

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 181 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 33 mg cholesterol, 690 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute the zucchini, onion and salt in oil until vegetables are crisp-tender. Gently stir in the V8 juice, tomato, basil and pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini Tomato Side Dish in Taste of Home June/July 2006, p59

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"I thought this was edible, but not great. The addition of the cheese may have been the problem for me. That being said, none was wasted or thrown away, just not my favorite."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"This is a very easy and delicicous recipe. Great to use up some of those accumulating zucchini and tomatoes. My husband loved it."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"simple and delicious.....thanks for sharing your recipe..."

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