Garlic Butter Sautéed Zucchini

You guys.  My kids hate zucchini.  And every year I plant it and every year I end up with too much.  But here I am, planting zucchini again, so here we go!

Of course, now that it's August, I have zucchini for days. I chop and freeze quite a bit to use in soups and stews over the winter, but I enjoy using it fresh while I can.

Today I’m making a very simple sautéed zucchini.  The kids acted like they might die when it was presented at the table.  I could see that they were going to leave it on their plates to ignore for last with claims of “I’m full” or “It’s gross” (duh, because it got cold).

I strongly encouraged them (made them) to try the zucchini first (before it got cold) and it was well received!  Dude actually liked it and Spud, well…I didn’t hear complaining and he ate what I gave him, so I call it a win.  Hubs and I were huge fans and I foresee making this one frequently…as long as the plant keeps producing zucchini!

Click below for more zucchini recipes:

  • Couscous with Spiced Zucchini from Cook with Renu
  • Garlic Butter Sautéed Zucchini from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
  • Marinated Tofu and Zucchini Soft Tacos from Food Lust People Love
  • Minestrone Casserole from Palatable Pastime
  • Moong and Zucchini Pancakes from Mayuri’s Jikoni
  • Zucchini Agrodolce from Pandemonium Noshery
  • Zucchini Casserole from A Day in the Life on the Farm

  • Garlic Butter Sautéed Zucchini

    Adapted from Inspired Taste

    1-2 medium zucchini

    1 tablespoon butter

    3 cloves garlic, mined

    Salt & pepper to taste

    Fresh chives, minced

    Slice zucchini in half circles, about ¼-inch thick.

    Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the zucchini and garlic.  Sauté, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes or until the zucchini is crisp-tender.  Season with salt,  pepper and chives.  Serve.


    1. Wow that is one of the best Zucchini recipes, easy and quick to do and with so much flavour. I have loads and loads and trying to get few more recipes, love this.

    2. I miss zucchini this year. I didn't plant any. I need to make a FM before the season is over!