I am looking for lots of tasty recipes using zucchini. I was given one that we like from my neighbour. It is as follows:
Saute onions and when partially cooked add sliced zucchini, and a little water and finish cooking. Then Add Cheez Whiz, or cheese sauce, salt and pepper. Heat through. I thought it was a side dish, but we eat it as a soup and really do like this. (I used 2 large onions, and 2 small zucchini, about 1/2 cup of water and 3/4 cup of Cheez Whiz.)
Pat in Kitchener, B.C.
Outside of the basic zucchini bread, there are 2 other ways we enjoy it:
(much like a potato pancake and used as a side dish)
Zucchini Spaghetti Sauce
Saute a cut up onion in small amount of oil, add chucks of zucchini (can be peeled and seeded or not), sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper, cover and cook about 15 minutes-stirring occasionally. Add 1 jar/can your favorite spaghetti sauce (or use puree and favorite spices), cover and simmer until fork-tender. (08/03/2004)
Zuchinni and Pasta Greek Style:
Saute some shallot and garlic in a skillet with just a little bit of olive oil. Add a zuchinni, cut into bite size chunks, and skinless chicken breast, also cut into small pieces. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through. The Zuchinni should still be a bit firm - not mushy. If the zuchinni gets overcooked, add the chicken to start it, then add the zuchinni.
Cook angel hair pasta, and toss with the zuchinni and chicken. Top with some feta cheese and fresh basil (If you don't like feta, coarse grated romano is also very good).
This is a nice lite summer meal,and since angel hair pasta cooks in 4 minutes, it keeps the kitchen from getting too hot.
My favorite Zucchini recipe is, when I Slice about four zucchini and I saute them in about three table spoons of olive oil until tender. Add some garlic (I like a lot) and some fresh parsley and continue cooking until zucchini turns a bit brown. Salt and pepper to taste (08/03/2004)
By Renee Bowman
Cut and hollow out lengthwise a zucchini. Fill with spaghetti sauce, with or without meat. Top with grated or thinly sliced cheddar cheese. Bake 1 hour at 350F. (10/13/2004)
Roast Beef with carrots, onions and zucchini. I season with garlic, salt, pepper and a package of dry onion soup mix; pour either V8 or tomato juice in bottom for your liquid, cover with foil and bake or crock as usual. (10/14/2004)
My favorite zucchini recipe is fried "Southern style". Wash zucchini (do not peel) and slice (rounds or wedges, try both, as each has a different flavor/texture). Mix corn meal and salt to taste in one bowl (also try Tony's Cajun seasoning instead of salt). Dunk slices or rounds into a bowl of milk, bread in corn meal, and deep fry in vegetable oil until lightly brown. Drain on paper towels and enjoy.
Also love them raw. This time of year I always have veggies trays fresh from the garden with yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers. Peel zucchini, slice in long thin strips, and serve on a veggie tray or all by themselves with ranch dip. (06/03/2005)
I have a bumper crop this year! I like the zucchini broiled with a light spread of butter or margarine when almost tender, sprinkle with seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese and broil till lightly browned. Another way is to saute sliced young summer squash and zucchini with onions. Just before serving, grate Parmesan or Romano cheese over the top and serve. (07/12/2006)
Slice zucchini in thin rounds along with yellow summer squash and thin onion rings, separated. Sautee in butter or margarine or olive oil along with minced fresh garlic and freshly ground pepper and finely diced fresh basil. Just before serving, add large-dice fresh tomato to heat through. Grated locatelli cheese may be sprinkled over the top. This can be used as a side dish, a pasta sauce, or a pizza topping. Vary the proportions as desired by taste. (07/13/2006)
By Cate K
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