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Italian Zucchini

October 8, 2012Teresa

Italian Zucchini is a delicious and flavorful recipe! It’s a great way to use up excess tomatoes and zucchini from your garden, too. The flavors of lemon, olive oil, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes spice this dish up delightfully. The seasonings give this wonderful dish a succulent, mouthwatering taste that is simply amazing. This is a quick and easy-to-assemble side dish that’s terrific for family, company or holiday dinners.

I got this recipe years ago from the Taste of Home Annual Recipes 1994 edition. We had a garden when we lived in Massachusetts. This was a great recipe to use up both zucchini and tomatoes. The original recipe called for butter to be dotted over the top. I prefer using olive oil for the taste. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, healthy and low in calories.

If you’re looking for a great side dish for the holidays, Italian Zucchini is a great option. The dish is so tasty, yet light and refreshing. Compare that to the heavy casseroles normally served at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners and you have a winner! Italian Zucchini is also a wonderful side dish for any type of main dish meat: chicken, beef, fish, or pork. It’s a great complement to any meal.

When I first published this post in August 2012, I was new to the blogging world. My pictures were taken on an old iPhone 3. They were grainy, blurry and of poor quality. I recently remade this taste recipe (November 2014), along with Pizza Meatloaf and Seasoned Scalloped Potatoes. I took new pictures, as well. I hope you enjoy this lovely recipe.

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Italian Zucchini is a yummy side dish that’s healthy and low in calories.

Italian Zucchini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious side dish is packed with flavor & so easy to make. It's #Healthy, #LowCalorie, #Vegan & #GlutenFree. It's a terrific side dish for family, company or #Holiday dinners like #Easter or #MothersDay too. #tomatoes #Zucchini #Italian #casserole #TomatoSideDish #ZucchiniSideDish

Italian Zucchini is a quick and easy side dish to make.

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I served Italian Zucchini with Pizza Meatloaf and Seasoned Scalloped Potatoes. All three were mouthwatering. 🙂

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Spray a 3 qt. casserole dish with cooking spray. Olive oil cooking spray is nice. 

Slice up 4 cups of zucchini. I sliced up 4 medium to large zucchinis which was more than 4 cups. Place zucchini in the bottom of sprayed casserole dish.

Dice green onions and add on top of the zucchini. Or, slice up one medium onion and separate into rings. Place onion rings on top of zucchini in casserole.

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Slice up 6-8 Roma tomatoes and layer over top of onion in dish. 

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Quarter a lemon. Drizzle the juice of each quarter thoroughly over the top of the tomatoes. Get all of the juice out. You may have to use your fingers on the sections to remove all the juice. (Remove any large seeds so they don’t end up in your casserole!)

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Sprinkle Italian seasoning over top of tomatoes. Add crushed red pepper flakes. Drizzle with olive oil. 

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Cover and bake dish for 1 hour at 350.

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The first time I made this side dish, I served Italian Zucchini with Chicken Fricassee with Herb Dumplings.

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Italian Zucchini is a great side dish to serve with Pizza Meatloaf and Seasoned Scalloped Potatoes.

Here’s the recipe.

ITALIAN ZUCCHINI

(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home annual recipes 1994)

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This lovely Italian side dish is filled with tomatoes, zucchini and onions. It's seasoned with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Then it's drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. It's so quick and easy to make as well as mouthwatering and delicious. Italian Zucchini is low calorie, healthy, vegan and gluten free.
Italian Zucchini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious side dish is packed with flavor & so easy to make. It's #Healthy, #LowCalorie, #Vegan & #GlutenFree. It's a terrific side dish for family, company or #Holiday dinners like #Easter or #MothersDay too. #tomatoes #Zucchini #Italian #casserole #TomatoSideDish #ZucchiniSideDish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Italian Zucchini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious side dish is packed with flavor & so easy to make. It's #Healthy, #LowCalorie, #Vegan & #GlutenFree. It's a terrific side dish for family, company or #Holiday dinners like #Easter or #MothersDay too. #tomatoes #Zucchini #Italian #casserole #TomatoSideDish #ZucchiniSideDish
Instructions
  1. In a greased 2 ½ qt. casserole dish, layer zucchini, then onions, then tomatoes.
  2. Sprinkle lemon juice over all.
  3. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, then red pepper flakes.
  4. Dot the top with butter.
  5. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir to mix ingredients before serving.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Italian Zucchini[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggie/Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/italian-zucchini” target=”_blank” title=”italian zucchini”]Taste of Home[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
This lovely Italian side dish is filled with tomatoes, zucchini and onions, seasoned with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes and and drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. Italian Zucchini is low calorie, healthy, vegan and gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 4 cups sliced zucchini, washed but not peeled
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into rings
  • 4-6 Roma tomatoes, washed and sliced
  • 1 lemon, quartered (or about 4-5 tbsp. lemon juice)
  • 1 ½ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a greased 2 ½ qt. casserole dish, layer zucchini, then onions, then tomatoes.
  2. Sprinkle lemon juice over all.
  3. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, then red pepper flakes.
  4. Dot the top with butter.
  5. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir to mix ingredients before serving.
Italian Zucchini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious side dish is packed with flavor & so easy to make. It's #Healthy, #LowCalorie, #Vegan & #GlutenFree. It's a terrific side dish for family, company or #Holiday dinners like #Easter or #MothersDay too. #tomatoes #Zucchini #Italian #casserole #TomatoSideDish #ZucchiniSideDish

Italian Zucchini is a great side dish for the holidays. It’s so tasty but also low in calories.  Along with all the other high calorie-laden foods heaped on holiday tables, this casserole is a refreshing change.

Italian Zucchini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious side dish is packed with flavor & so easy to make. It's #Healthy, #LowCalorie, #Vegan & #GlutenFree. It's a terrific side dish for family, company or #Holiday dinners like #Easter or #MothersDay too. #tomatoes #Zucchini #Italian #casserole #TomatoSideDish #ZucchiniSideDish

Italian Zucchini is vegan and gluten free.

Italian Zucchini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious side dish is packed with flavor & so easy to make. It's #Healthy, #LowCalorie, #Vegan & #GlutenFree. It's a terrific side dish for family, company or #Holiday dinners like #Easter or #MothersDay too. #tomatoes #Zucchini #Italian #casserole #TomatoSideDish #ZucchiniSideDish

We loved Italian Zucchini served with Pizza Meatloaf and Seasoned Scalloped Potatoes.

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Italian Zucchini BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This lovely Italian side dish is filled with tomatoes, zucchini and onions. It's seasoned with Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Then it's drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. It's so quick and easy to make as well as mouthwatering and delicious. Italian Zucchini is low calorie, healthy, vegan and gluten free.
Italian Zucchini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious side dish is packed with flavor & so easy to make. It's #Healthy, #LowCalorie, #Vegan & #GlutenFree. It's a terrific side dish for family, company or #Holiday dinners like #Easter or #MothersDay too. #tomatoes #Zucchini #Italian #casserole #TomatoSideDish #ZucchiniSideDish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
Ingredients
Italian Zucchini | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this delicious side dish is packed with flavor & so easy to make. It's #Healthy, #LowCalorie, #Vegan & #GlutenFree. It's a terrific side dish for family, company or #Holiday dinners like #Easter or #MothersDay too. #tomatoes #Zucchini #Italian #casserole #TomatoSideDish #ZucchiniSideDish
Instructions
  1. In a greased 2 ½ qt. casserole dish, layer zucchini, then onions, then tomatoes.
  2. Sprinkle lemon juice over all.
  3. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, then red pepper flakes.
  4. Dot the top with butter.
  5. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until vegetables are tender.
  6. Stir to mix ingredients before serving.
Recipe Notes
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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