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Sauteed Zucchini to Perfection

Perfectly Sauteed Zucchini

Do you know how to Perfectly Saute Zucchini?

Are you thankful for the bounty of summer gardens… but squishy, mushy zucchini is….well, it’s just down-right-awful isn’t it?

Here is an easy way to saute zucchini to perfection, while controlling extra calories.

It’s easy to bring out the wonderful flavors of this great vegetable, there’s just a few tricks to Perfectly Sauteed Zucchini.

I’ll show you how to make a Perfectly Sauteed Zucchini with a crisp outer layer, while keeping the  inside tender and not over cooking it.

Scrumptious every time!

Perfectly Sauteed Zucchini


Use small to medium zucchini, under 12″ for best results

Fry pan

Flavored olive oil is preferred for flavor, however plain is fine



Slice the zucchini to about 1/3″ to 1/2″ thick.

1- In a non-stick fry pan, heat a tablespoon or two of flavored olive oil, if you have it, or plain works fine too

2- Heat the oil then put in the zucchini rounds and watch until nicely browned.

3- If you are using regular olive oil, season with your choice of spice; salt, pepper, etc. If using a flavored oil, season to taste.

4- Do not crowd the zucchini rounds, cook in batches if needed, don’t rush it.

5- When browned on one side, turn the zucchini rounds to brown on the other side.

IMPORTANT: Do not overcook!

6-The zucchini rounds need to be a crisp and slightly browned on the outside, and al dente tender cooked on the inside when done.

Serve immediately. 

Perfectly Sauteed Zucchini

How to cook Zucchini

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013, 2018

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