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This delicious Skillet Zucchini is a favorite zucchini recipe and makes a perfect dish that’s ready in 15 minutes! So many dishes can be made with this versatile, favorite vegetable and this skillet zucchini recipe is simple one to make anytime!

Zucchini recipes are such favorites and make great side dishes, appetizers and even popular zucchini noodles in place of pasta. I especially love making them throughout the summer with those from my own garden or fresh from my local produce stand or farmer’s market. This Skillet Zucchini is a simply delicious recipe that makes a perfect side for so many other dishes!

Zucchini and tomatoes in a cast iron skillet //
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Fresh vegetables make such tasty side dishes and are favorites for so many. Zucchini is such a prolific vegetable in my garden and is easy to find in farmer’s markets, produce sections and grocery stores. And this quick and easy Skillet Zucchini is a perfect way to enjoy this veggie and can easily become a main dish for lunch or a light supper. Dishes like this one are one of the reasons zucchini recipes are mainstays in my kitchen!

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! //

This dish is super simple to make and is ready in about 15 minutes. Here’s how I make it.

How to Make Skillet Zucchini

This can be served as a main dish, especially for a meat-free meal, and works perfectly over pasta. I serve it most often as a quick side dish.


  • olive oil
  • butter
  • zucchini
  • onion
  • tomato
  • thyme
  • salt and pepper

Step by Step Instructions

  • Heat skillet. First, add butter and olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook. Next, add the zucchini and onion to the skillet after butter has begun to melt. Cook until the zucchini is tender and onions are beginning to turn translucent, about 3 minutes. Then add the tomatoes and thyme and stir. Cook until tomatoes are heated throughout.
  • Season to taste. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve. Remove from stovetop and serve. Garnish with some Parmesan cheese if you wish, but it’s optional.
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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 or brown rice with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. If vegan, omit the parmesan.
  • Chicken Side Dish – Serve alongside chicken for a delicious weeknight meal.
  • Pork Chops Side Dish – Everyone loves these skillet pork chops and this is a perfect pairing.

More Favorite Zucchini Recipes

Parmesan Black Pepper Zucchini Crisps

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Grilled Zucchini

Olive Oil Garlic Zucchini Noodles

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

4.82 from 11 votes

Skillet Zucchini Recipe

Side Dish 15 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 6
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
This delicious Skillet Zucchini is a favorite zucchini recipe and makes a perfect dish that's ready in 15 minutes!


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional 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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Recipe Review


  1. There’s no such thing as too many zucchini recipes. This look fabulous!
    Have a great day Robyn!

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!

  5. 5 stars
    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!!

  6. 5 stars
    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

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Michelle! We love this with fresh from the garden veggies too! Glad to have you here! xo

  7. Aw, you plant zucchini in your garden? That’s awesome! I really feel jealous xD Zucchini is the best for a healthy and light salad 🙂
    – Natalie

  8. 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

  9. 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

    1. Thanks, Ray, I’m so glad you found my site and loved the zucchini recipe. Hope you find many more recipes you and your family will love. Welcome to Add a Pinch!

  10. 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!  

  11. 5 stars
    This was delicious 😋 and my whole family enjoyed it. I substituted oregano 🌿 for the thyme. It needs a little bit more cooking 🥘 time but otherwise great 👍

    1. Thanks, Anna. My family likes this dish when I cook just until the vegetables are a little tender so you can always adjust the cooking time.

  12. 5 stars
    Just went to farmers market for the first time in a year. It was wonderful! Baby zucchini, young yellow squash, a few tomatoes, two cartons of strawberries, and a round loaf of sourdough. Prices breathtaking of course, but the experience priceless. Made for a sumptuous lunch with this recipe! I even had fresh lemon thyme, which has mostly served to perfume the air when the mailman stepped on it. I will process the berries as soon as I recover. and we’ll have them (with biscuit shortcake) for a late supper. Summer is here!

    1. Lucky you! I love going to the farmers’ market, too, Kathleen. This sounds like a delicious supper.

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely delicious! I added some sliced cherry tomatoes & it really enhance the flavor a lot. I also cooked twice the time, but probably only because I had more veggies than instructed. I’ll definitely use this recipe again.