Easy Sauteed Zucchini with Garlic

These stove-top sautéed zucchini with garlic are budget-friendly and super easy and quick to make. If you have some fresh zucchini, a little bit of garlic and olive oil on hand you can prepare a healthy side dish in just a few minutes. Tastes delicious served with meat, fish, or chicken and is also perfect for vegetarian and vegan grain bowls



  1. Slice the zucchini lengthwise into quarters and then chop into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Make sure that the slices are the same size.
  2. Mince the garlic. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Make sure the garlic doesn’t burn as it will get bitter.
  3. Add the zucchini to the pan and toss until all zucchini slices are covered with olive oil and the garlic is distributed equally. Don’t cover as zucchini get soggy when cooked covered.
  4. Cook the zucchini for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally until they are cooked through but still have a bite to them. Make sure to not overcook as zucchini can get too soft very fast.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately or keep in the fridge in a glass container with a tight lid. The sauteed zucchini taste great the next day but will start losing flavor if kept too long.


Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 4 servings.


Keywords: Sauteed Zucchini, Easy Zucchini Recipe