Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

Panfried zucchini recipe

This is by far the easiest side dish you can make – Pan Fried Zucchini slices. In just minutes,   you can have these sliced, cooked and ready to go!

You will be shocked that they are only seasoned with salt and pepper, because they are packed with flavor. We all love these!

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Get perfectly pan fried zucchini chips every time.

Now my trick to getting perfectly sliced zucchini is to use a veggie slicer like this one. It is great because you can slice up a few zucchinis in just a few minutes – much faster than doing it by hand.

AND.. they are all the same thickness so they cook the same amount of time. Each slice is uniform and the slicer makes it so quick and easy.

Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.
Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

Tip for pan fried zucchini without breading:

Now the real trick to making this a delicious side dish is to NOT over cook the zucchini. You want them to still be crisp.

You also want to remove them from the pan BEFORE they are cooked to your liking. The Zucchini will cook a little more even after you remove them from the pan.

If you remember, not to overcook your zucchini, I think you will find that your family will love it even more.

Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

Money saving tip for easy sauteed zucchini recipe:

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Zucchini is in season in May, June, July, and August. That is when it is its cheapest.

However, you can often find is reasonably priced year round making it the perfect frugal side dish.

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Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.
Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

Ingredients for sauteed zucchini:

  • zucchini
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • salt and pepper

How to make sauteed zucchini garlic:

First, slice the zucchini. If you have a veggie slicer like this one, go ahead and get that out to use. It really makes each slice so uniform and they cook evenly.

In a large skillet, drizzle with olive oil.

Add the slices of zucchini in a single layer and minced garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

The zucchini will only take a few minutes to cook. Make sure to stir frequently until they start to brown.

Remove the zucchini before they are finished cooking. The slices will continue to cook in the pan and you do not want the zucchini to over cook.

Serve and enjoy!

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Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

What goes with healthy zucchini recipes?

It really goes with anything. Zucchini is such a great side dish and frugal too!

Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

Variations to try with this easy sauteed zucchini recipe:

  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving. This is delicious!
  • Add sliced squash to the zucchini.
  • Onions are good in this and add even more flavor.

This vegetable is so versatile and you can easily add what you prefer to the recipe. However, it is simply amazing using just the basic ingredients.

Yet another reason to love zucchini!

Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

Make sure you have a good skillet to make Panfried zucchini recipe.

You can certainly use any skillet but we love our cast iron skillet. It is  perfect for this recipe.

I have the Lodge cast iron skillet but you can see all the different brands here.

Cast iron is amazing! You can make so many different recipes and they are great for skillet recipes.

If you are not already cooking with one, you should! They are amazing and the food cooks so evenly.

Don’t be hesitant to use cast iron because it really is simple to use and maintain. It cooks the food so evenly and recipes turn out great.

Try sauteed zucchini for a budget friendly and delicious side dish recipe.

Using such budget friendly items for side dishes helps to keep our grocery budget low. We all still get to enjoy amazing food but at a great price.

By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries. It is a huge help to our budget.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!

This is such a great recipe and you can’t beat the price. Everyone will enjoy this dish!

Give this simple veggie side dish a try and see how much everyone loves it. Come back and leave a comment letting us know once you try it.

Panfried zucchini recipe is the easiest side dish and so frugal. Get this on the table in 10 minutes or less for a flavor packed side to your meal.

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Pan Fried Zucchini recipe

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This Pan Fried Zucchini recipe can literally be made in less than 10 minutes, maybe even less than 5 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 38
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized Zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

  • Slice the Zucchini.
  • In a large skillet, drizzle olive oil.
  • Add Slices of zucchini and minced garlic.
  • Heat over medium-high heat.
  • Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Let cook for about 3-5 minutes stirring frequently until starting to brown.
  • Remove them right before they are how you like them. Zucchini will continue to cook as it sits.
  • Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 38kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 105mg, Potassium 256mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 196IU, Vitamin C 18mg, Calcium 16mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. This is a standby with us but I brown some onion slices in the Skillet before adding the zucchini. After both are cooked, I sprinkle Parmesan on top. Yummy! I also cook yellow squash this way sometimes.

  2. 4 stars
    These are some super yummy yummy and super healthy great tasting food thanks for the great posts

  3. Five star receipt really good and fast reasonably priced and very healthy food I loved it very much..