Stir-Fried Zucchini

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I plant many vegetables to use in cooking. Zucchini is among our favorites. That is why this zucchini stir-fry is so popular at our house. —Deborah Elliot, Ridge Spring, South Carolina
Stir-Fried Zucchini Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds sliced zucchini
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, saute the zucchini and garlic in oil until zucchini is crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with seasonings. Serve immediately.

Zucchini Stir-Fry Tips

Do you peel zucchini?

You don't need to peel zucchini for this recipe—just cut it up and throw the slices into the skillet. If you have extra zucchini on hand, use it to learn how to cook zucchini using other methods like roasting or grilling.

What goes well with stir-fried zucchini?

Stir-fried zucchini pairs nicely with many dishes. We love it with these Seasoned Tilapia Fillets or these Basil Pork Chops.

What other seasonings can I add to stir-fried zucchini?

We recommend adding red chili pepper flakes to stir-fried zucchini for a little extra heat. Or, try throwing in a dash of an herb like thyme or rosemary! You can also add your favorite homemade spice blend.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 77 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.