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Sautéed Zucchini Recipe

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Sautéed Zucchini is an easy, got-to side dish for busy nights!



  • 12 small zucchini cut into 1/2 inch slices and then halved again
  • 2 Tablespoons ghee
  • kosher salt
  • ground pepper


  1. Take 12 inch cast iron skillet and bring to medium-high heat.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon of ghee and swirl to coat the pan.
  3. Add zucchini and move around fairly constantly with spatula.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes, continuing to move around, or until zucchini is heated through, but still firm.
  6. Taste along the way to ensure you don’t over-cook and for seasoning.
  7. Add additional salt and pepper, as desired and additional ghee if pan gets too dry.
  8. Remove from heat and serve immediately.


  • Using smaller zucchini is recommended as they tend to get less mushy as they cook.
  • Taste along the way to ensure you do not over-cook.

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