Sauteed Zucchini And Squash

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This easy and healthy side dish will become your new favorite for getting more produce on the table. The zucchini and squash cook up perfectly tender and nicely browned. Add any seasonings you like!

fork holding piece of Sautéed Zucchini And Squash

Simple Zucchini and Squash Recipe

You’ll love how flavorful zucchini and squash become when sautéed in a skillet. And with a nonstick pan, all you need is a bit of oil and some classic seasonings. We used salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. You could also switch it up and try chili powder, onion powder, dried basil, or even a dash of cinnamon. Zucchini and squash are really versatile with different flavors.

Sautéed Zucchini And Squash cooking in a skillet

We love this side dish because the produce cooks up tender and crisp. Soft zucchini with crispy brown edges is perfect alongside grilled chicken or a pasta dish. And if you’re hosting, you can even make it in advance. Just store in a sealed container in the fridge and pop back in the skillet or in the microwave for a few minutes to freshen it up. It’s a delicious side dish that goes with so many main courses.

zucchini and squash

Looking for more healthy dishes cooked in a skillet? Try some of our favorites: Sautéed Arugula, Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms, and Sautéed Eggplant.

close-up of Sautéed Zucchini And Squash

How To Make Sautéed Zucchini and Squash

Let’s prep the produce first. Wash zucchini and squash. Then trim off the ends.

Slice the zucchini and squash in half and then chop into even pieces.

pan fried zucchini and squash

Heat a nonstick skillet to high heat. Add about one teaspoon of oil. Toss in both the zucchini and squash slices, as they have about the same cooking time.

healthy side dish Sautéed Zucchini And Squash

Once the skillet starts sizzling, turn the heat down to medium high and mix everything together. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring every minute. Sauté the zucchini and squash until they are tender enough for your liking.

fork holding piece of seasoned, Sautéed Zucchini And Squash

Sprinkle in seasoning and stir to coat zucchini and squash in the toppings. Cook everything for one more minute.

Shut off the heat and move the zucchini and squash to a serving plate.

skillet with Sautéed Zucchini And Squash

Cooking Tips

  • You can peel the zucchini and squash if you prefer to do so, but the peels are completely edible
  • Add olive oil to your liking. It’s mostly for flavor, especially if you’re using a nonstick cooking pan
  • If the zucchini and squash start to burn before they are fully cooked, reduce the heat to medium

slices of zucchini and squash cooking in a skillet

What To Serve With Sautéed Zucchini and Squash

Grilled and sautéed meat go deliciously with this healthy side dish. Try Pan Fried Chicken Drumsticks, Grilled Chicken Kebabs Marinated In Italian Dressing, or Grilled Calamari Recipe.

golden brown Sautéed Zucchini And Squash

And for another healthy side, add a fresh chopped salad to the meal. Try one of our favorites: Artichoke Salad With Tomatoes And Canned Artichoke Hearts, Cucumber Apple Salad, or Carrot Apple Slaw With Radishes.

sliced zucchini and squash seasoned and cooked

Storing Cooked Zucchini And Squash

This healthy zucchini and squash side dish can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.  Here are my favorite containers for storing leftovers.

You can eat this dish cold or reheat in a microwave until hot.  It tastes great either hot or cold!

Sautéed Zucchini And Squash sizzling in a skillet

More Vegetable Side Dishes to Check Out

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Air Fryer Portobello Mushrooms

Leeks Cooked In The Air Fryer

Fingerling Potatoes In Air Fryer

Air Fryer Frozen Artichoke Hearts

Sautéed Zucchini And Squash on a serving plate

More Zucchini Recipes

If you are a zucchini lover, try these easy zucchini recipes!  You can substitute zucchini with squash in them as well, or use a combination of both!  So healthy and delicious!

Easy Zucchini Bread

Air Fryer Roasted Zucchini

Zucchini Chips In Air Fryer

Healthy Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Salad With Radishes

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Sautéed Zucchini and Squash

This easy and healthy side dish will become your new favorite for getting more produce on the table. The zucchini and squash cook up perfectly tender and nicely browned. Add any seasonings you like!
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Keyword: Sauteed Zucchini and Squash
Cooking Method: sauteed
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 43kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini
  • 2 yellow squash
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • Wash zucchini and squash. Then trim off the ends. Slice the zucchini and squash in half and then chop into even pieces.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet to high heat.
  • Add about one teaspoon of oil.
  • Toss in both the zucchini and squash slices, as they have about the same cooking time.
  • Once the skillet starts sizzling, turn the heat down to medium high and mix everything together. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring every minute. Sauté the zucchini and squash until they are tender enough for your liking.
  • Sprinkle in seasoning and stir to coat zucchini and squash in the toppings. Cook everything for one more minute.
  • Shut off the heat and move the zucchini and squash to a serving plate.

Notes

  • You can peel the zucchini and squash if you prefer to do so, but the peels are completely edible
  • Add olive oil to your liking. It's mostly for flavor, especially if you're using a nonstick cooking pan
  • If the zucchini and squash start to burn before they are fully cooked, reduce the heat to medium
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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Pan Fried Asparagus – How To Cook Asparagus In A Skillet On The Stove

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