Sauteed Zucchini and Squash

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SAUTEED ZUCCHINI AND SQUASH is a quick and easy side dish that is full of flavor and low in carbs! It’s a healthy side dish that goes well with just about any protein.

Sauteed Zucchini and Squash - this low carb side dish just tastes like summer and it's ready in about 15 minutes too! #lowcarb #keto #zucchini

Sauteed Zucchini and Squash - this low carb side dish just tastes like summer and it's ready in about 15 minutes too! #lowcarb #keto #zucchini

Like many kids, my daughter is a bit picky about which vegetables she’ll eat.

Her favorites are broccoli and zucchini, so I’m always coming up with new ways to serve those two green veggies. 

This sauteed squash and zucchini is such an easy side and it’s perfect for summer when your garden is just overflowing with zucchini, squash, and fresh garden tomatoes. Summer side dish perfection – of course, it’s good all year, too. 🙂 

I love how easy this sauteed zucchini and squash and I think you will too!

How to make sauteed squash and zucchini: 

For this recipe, you’ll need a couple of zucchini and summer squash, an onion, tomato, garlic, and some seasonings.

chopped zucchini and squash

chopped zucchini and squash

Chop the zucchini and squash into bite-sized pieces. I like to quarter the squash length-wise and then chop into 1 inch thick pieces. 

Heat some olive or avocado oil (affiliate link) in a large heavy-bottomed skillet and then toss in some onion and cook until the onion is starting to soften.  

Add in your chopped zucchini and squash and cook for 5 more minutes.

sauteed zucchini with squash, tomatoes, and garlic

sauteed zucchini with squash, tomatoes, and garlic

Next up, you’ll stir in the tomatoes, minced garlic and dried basil, salt, and pepper. Keep cooking until the squash is nice and tender, about 5 more minutes. 

I like to sprinkle fresh parsley over the top, but fresh basil is nice too. 

This sauteed zucchini is ready in about 15 minutes! Dig in!

What to serve with this sauteed zucchini recipe:

Any protein will go nicely with this side dish.

Baked chicken drumsticks, spinach stuffed pork chops, and ranch grilled chicken are all excellent choices!

We also like to serve this alongside my steak bites

sauteed squash and zucchini on white plate

sauteed squash and zucchini on white plate

More low carb side zucchini recipes:

This zucchini casserole is so simple and it’s a big hit thanks to the cheese!

Zucchini pizza boats and chicken zoodle soup are both favorites of my whole family.

I’m partial to this low carb goulash!

Sauteed Zucchini and Squash

Sauteed Zucchini and Squash

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

This simple side dish is perfect for summer. It's quick to prepare with fresh garden vegetables and it's full of flavor.


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 2 medium summer squash, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced parsley


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed skillet, such as cast iron.
  2. Add the onion to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes to soften.
  3. Add the zucchini and squash to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato, garlic, salt, basil, and pepper, and stir well. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the squash has softened to your liking.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 66 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 269mg Carbohydrates: 7g Net Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g

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