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Zucchini Tomato Side Dish

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2 servings

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.


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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