Zucchini recipes are great year-round, but especially throughout the summer. This easy skillet zucchini recipe brings a stir fry flair to a weeknight favorite side dish!

Zucchini recipes are great year-round, but especially throughout the summer. This easy skillet zucchini recipe brings a stir fry flair to a weeknight favorite side dish! // addapinch.com

 

I love making a quick side dish recipe of fresh vegetables. This time of year, the farmer’s markets, produce sections, and even our own garden are beginning to take off with so many options of gorgeous vegetables. My container gardens are full of blooms and baby veggies.

Every day when I walk out with my cup of coffee in the morning to check the garden, they seem like they are growing exponentially from one day to the next.

The zucchini, well, we’re going to be covered up when it finally begins coming in. I’m definitely not complaining one bit either. I know that side dishes like this skillet zucchini recipe – that can easily become a main dish for lunch or a light supper – are going to be mainstays around here!

Skillet Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini recipes are great year-round, but especially throughout the summer. This easy skillet zucchini recipe brings a stir fry flair to a weeknight favorite side dish! // addapinch.com

It is super simple to make, too. I use a combination of butter and olive oil and then toss in my zucchini and onion and cook for a few minutes until it gets a little tender. Then, I add in my tomato slices, thyme and salt and pepper. That’s it!

So simple, ready in minutes, and absolutely scrumptious. If you’d like to add a little cheese, Parmesan would be fabulous, but, it really doesn’t have to have it.

Skillet Zucchini Recipe from addapinch.com

What to Serve with Skillet Zucchini

Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy this skillet zucchini in a meal.

  • Vegetarian Option – Serve this Skillet Zucchini on top of cooked pasta with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. If vegan, omit the parmesan.
  • Grilled Chicken Side Dish – Serve alongside grilled chicken for a delicious weeknight meal.
  • Pork Chops Side Dish – Everyone loves these skillet pork chops and this is a perfect pairing.

Here’s my skillet zucchini recipe. Hope you love it!

Skillet Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini recipes are great year-round, but especially throughout the summer. This easy skillet zucchini recipe brings a stir fry flair to a weeknight favorite side dish!
4.75 from 8 votes

Review Recipe

Print Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6
Course Side Dish
Calories: 65kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 medium zucchini cut into slices
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 medium tomato cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add butter and olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and onion and cook until zucchini slightly tender and onion begins to turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, thyme and salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 21.7mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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25 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. I tried this recipe and my family loved it – even my 20 yo son who claims to “hate” zucchini gave it a try and went back for seconds! We made this along with your balsamic chicken skewers and it was a light, healthy summer meal. Easy and delicious. Thanks!

  2. First time I’ve seen your web site and I have already printed 2 recipes to try.
    I, too, am a Southern wife and mom. We love southern cooking.
    This skillet zucchini is right down my ally. I love squash and zucchini. Always trying new
    ways to fix them. Thanks for sharing. I will be back!!

  3. While looking for coupons and planning dinners for the week I bumped into this site. I’ll be making the zucchini tonight and the smoked brisket next week. Thanks so much!

  4. So easy and all the ingredients were readily available!! I ate a big bowl full for lunch topped with a little Italian sausage (I cooked up 3 lbs for the freezer – ready on hand when needed) and some Parmesan cheese…DELICIOUS!!

  5. This was perfect all ingredients came from our garden. I cooked the tomatoes a bit and added some red pepper flakes. After it was ready I mixed in quinoa…perfect light meal

  6. I have a question.  When you add the tomatoes and seasoning how long do you cook it for?  Your total cook time is ten minutes and if you cook the zucchini and onions for 3 minutes or so that leaves roughly 6 minutes.  Thank you in advance for your answer.  Laurie 

    1. Hi Laurie,
      After you cook the zucchini and onions as described in the recipe instructions, you just toss in your sliced tomatoes and seasonings and combine. Then remove from heat and serve. Thanks! Hope you enjoy! xo

  7. We went to our local vegetable stand that grows everything they sell. My wife loves every vegetable if I can find a yummy recipe so we loaded up and could barely carry all we brought. I found your recipe and knew we would love it and I will be making this forever. It was so good and can’t wait to introduce this to the family. I will be following your recipes for all time. Thank you so much

  8. YUM!  So simple and so good. I had asparagus in the fridge. Cut the spears into bite pieces and added it in at the same time as the onions and zucchini.  Delicious!  

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