Sauteed Zucchini Recipe

Easy Sauteed Zucchini (Healthy Pan-Fried Zucchini Recipe)

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Try making this easy recipe for pan-fried sauteed zucchini! This quick and healthy side dish of sauteed zucchini is a great option to serve for dinner alongside your favorite protein for a well-rounded meal.

sauteed zucchini in a bowl

Healthy Sauteed Zucchini Recipe

Zucchini is one of my favorite veggies to cook as a side dish or meal prep. I have been able to come up with so many zucchini recipes because it is incredibly versatile- and this easy sauteed zucchini is no different.

It’s amazing!

Cooking zucchini on a frying pan is so quick and easy. Not to mention- it’s so healthy and delicious!

Sauteed Zucchini Recipe - Healthy Keto Pan Fried Zucchini

Ingredients Needed To Make Healthy Zucchini Side Dish

To make this veggie recipe, you will need:

This delicious sauteed zucchini stays fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days, so it is perfect for healthy meal prep!

eating zucchini with a fork

Want to try and make more zucchini recipes? Try these:

healthy sauteed zucchini with red crushed peppers

How To Make Pan-Fried Zucchini On The Stovetop

Before you start cooking anything, make sure to take the time to clean all of the zucchini and pat it dry.

After you have finished cleaning, cut the zucchini into 1/2-inch pieces.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.

Add the chopped zucchini to the pan.

raw chopped zucchini in a pan

Cook the veggies, stirring them every 2 minutes, for 7 minutes (or until desired tenderness).

cooking pan fried zucchini

Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder and cook, stirring, for another minute.

Healthy Pan-Fried Zucchini Recipe

Remove sauteed zucchini from the heat and serve.


sauteed zucchini

Cooking Tips:

  • If you are looking for another way to cook your zucchini, take a look at this air fryer recipe for roasted zucchini and mushroom! You can easily just make it using the zucchini but I love the combo with mushrooms.
  • Mix up the spices! I went with my usual salt, pepper, and garlic powder but you can easily swap out or add paprika, cayenne pepper, or onion powder.

Sauteed Zucchini Recipe

What To Serve With Sauteed Zucchini

When I make this easy sauteed zucchini recipe, I love to serve it with some Instant Pot eye of round roast beef and some roasted potato with skins. Sometimes, I like to serve it with some air fryer chicken thighs for a quick and easy dinner!

eating zucchini with a fork

Want to keep it vegetarian? Make it a veggie bowl! I cook up some white rice in the Instant Pot (or cauliflower rice if you are keeping it low carb) and then pile on the veggies you like.

My go-to’s, besides sauteed zucchini, is mushrooms, chickpeas, and roasted broccoli!

More Healthy Vegetable Recipes

If you loved this yummy sauteed zucchini recipe, check out some of my other side dish recipes.

These are some of my current favorites:

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Sauteed Zucchini

This easy sauteed zucchini is amazing! So quick and easy to cook zucchini on a frying pan, it's so healthy and delicious! Sauteed zucchini is a perfect keto low carb gluten-free side dish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: zucchini
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 49kcal

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  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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  • Cut zucchini into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and cook, stirring every 2 minutes, for 7 minutes (or until desired tenderness). Add salt, pepper and garlic powder and cook, stirring, for another minute.
  • Remove sauteed zucchini from heat and serve.
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Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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