Zippity Do Dah Zucchini

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"Quick and easy to put together. Don't be afraid of the chili powder...the first time I made it, I was disappointed that I cut down the amount of chili powder. Next time I used all 3 tsp and found it had just the right amount of spice but not hot."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (151.8 g)
  • Calories 65.4
  • Total Fat - 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 603.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 1.9 g
  • Calcium - 28.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 23.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Slice onion and cut zucchini in 1/4" rounds.

Step 2

Preheat heavy non-stick skillet (or use cast iron) over medium high heat.

Step 3

Add oil to pan and swirl to cover.

Step 4

Add onion and saute until almost all is carmelized, about 2-4 minutes.

Step 5

Add zucchini and seasonings.

Step 6

Turn down heat slightly (about medium) and cook for 5 - 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Step 7

Zucchini should be yellow with some brown spots, slightly transparent looking and soft without being mushy.

Step 8

Onions should be thoroughly carmelized and yummy. :-)

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We liked these...but they weren't one of our fav's...I think it would have been nice to increase all the seasoning...thanks for sharing your recipe...made of "Bill Board" tag game...

review by:
(7 Feb 2018)


Loved this recipe! I used green onions instead of yellow because of dietary issues. Worked fabulously. I've never used chili powder on a zucchini side dish, but it worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(28 Jan 2017)

Karen E

Yum, I have already made this twice, once as a sidedish and once tossed with pasta -- a real keeper!!! Thank you, lovely recipe, lots of flavour, so quick and easy, much enjoyed!!

review by:
(25 Nov 2014)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Zucchini is not one of my favorite vegetables but I loved this recipe. It is easy and tasty. I cut the recipe back to one zucchini and used 1 teaspoon garlic, one teaspoon chili, just right.

(6 Nov 2013)


I'm a wimp when it comes to heat so I only used 1 teaspoon of chili powder and it wasn't too spicy for me. I used 2 teaspoons of garlic powder in ours. My family gives it thumbs up!

review by:
(17 Sep 2013)


The chili powder/garlic makes an excellent spice blend for flavoring the zucchini! Enjoyed this very much...but no pic because I strayed from your recipe and turned it into spicy fried rice.

review by:
(29 Mar 2013)