Ways to Cook Fresh Zucchini

Food/Cooking - Farmers Market
By: nrichford    
22-Mar-2011

Introduction:If you find yourself overcome with fresh zucchini, don't give it all away. Look for new ideas for cooking this versatile veggie, instead.

  • 01

    Sauted Zucchini and Summer Squash

    Dice fresh zucchini and summer squash into 1/2 to 3/4-inch cubes. Saute in oil over medium heat until they are tender. Add one clove minced garlic and cover with pasta sauce or tomato sauce. Simmer until flavors have blended and serve as a side dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese if preferred.

  • 02

    Stir Fry Zucchini and Summer Squash

    Add fresh zucchini to chicken or beef stir fry. Cut into two inch strips, add to the sauted meat and saute lightly in oil. Add chicken broth or bouillon to taste. Serve with your favorite pasta or over rice.

  • 03

    Stuffed Zucchini

    Slice zucchini lengthwise and hollow it out leaving 1/2 inch shell. Brown ground beef or sausage and add to the sauted zucchini from #1. Placed the zucchini shells in a baking pan and fill with the meat mixture. Bake until the shell is fork tender. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and allow to melt. Serve hot.

  • 04

    Spagetti With Zucchini

    Saute zucchini cubes in hot oil until tender. Add to your favorite pasta sauce along with ground beef and sausage. Some prefer to omit the meats and simply add more veggies. Serve over hot spaghetti.

  • 05

    Vegetable Lasagna With Zucchini

    Slice zucchini into two inch sections and saute in hot oil until tender. Set aside to cool. Cook other veggies such as carrots and summer squash in the same way. Layer cooked lasagna noodles, alfredo sauce, cooked veggies and you favorite lasagna cheese recipe. Bake until it is hot and bubbly.




Final Thoughts

Don't forget to eat fresh zucchini straight from the garden in salads or as a tasty fresh treat.




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