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Zucchini & Tomato Skillet

This Zucchini & Tomato Skillet is a fresh and delicious summer side dish!

This is hands-down one of my most favourite dishes of all time!  It’s fresh, full of beautiful summer vegetables, it’s easy to make and pairs beautifully with almost anything!  

My mom has made this for us for as long as I can remember, and now I make it when I can during the summer months when zucchini is plentiful!  It’s such a simple dish, but it is so good and full of summer’s fresh produce.  There are only a handful of ingredients that make up this dish: zucchini, tomato, sweet onions, spices and a little brown sugar.

Zucchini & Tomato Skillet {A Pretty Life}

Recipe Tips!

  • This dish is delicious topped with bread crumbs and cheese.  Just put the cooked zucchini mix into an oven safe dish, cover with bread crumbs and grated cheese.  Then put into the oven on broil until the cheese mix is bubbly!  So, so good!
  • I know the brown sugar may seem a little strange, but add it!  Sometimes zucchini can have a bitter taste, and the brown sugar helps to combat that.
  • This dish is great served with BBQ chicken, sausages or flank steak.

Zucchini & Tomato Skillet

This Zucchini & Tomato Skillet is a fresh and delicious summer side dish!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish


  • 2 medium zucchinis (sliced thin-medium)
  • 34 to matoes (chopped)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 12 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vegetable seasoning (or italian seasoning)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a pan, melt butter, and fry the onions until soft.
  2. Then add the zucchini and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomatoes and spices, continue to cook until the liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes.

Keywords: zucchini side dish, zucchini skillet


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    July 28, 2011 at 3:21 PM

    Oh looks good! Now I have something to make with all my zucchini!

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    July 28, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Looks so good and fresh, a healthy meal.

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    July 28, 2011 at 3:33 PM

    I am on a major zucchini kick right now!! Pinning this so I dont forget to make it! Love the table that the skillet is on by the way

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    July 28, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    This is one of my fav’s too! I must get some zucchini! Beautiful photos!

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    Barefeet In The Kitchen
    July 28, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    I’ve made this type of skillet countless times, but I’ve never thought to add brown sugar. I’m going to try that soon. Thanks for the idea!

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    Jo - To a Pretty Life
    July 28, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    That recipe looks delicious! I haven’t cooked with zucchini much.

    By the way, hello blog doppelganger! So funny that we have almost the same name, almost the same blog name, and we live in the same country!

    ~Joanna @ To a Pretty Life (and I live in the suburbs too)

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    July 29, 2011 at 5:57 AM

    MMMMM – looks amazing! Glad you dropped by my blog so I could find yours – definitely subscribing 🙂

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    July 29, 2011 at 6:52 AM

    Hai Dear

    This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog… You have so many wonderful recipes..I have bookmarked you blog and some recipe from that to try..Please check out my blog.I am having a Giveaway in my blog..Please check it out and partcipate in that..


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    July 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    My mouth is watering!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up Have a FABULOUS weekend!

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    cheryl @ nefotlak.
    July 31, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    this looks yum – must try!
    just over from Stephanie Lynn’s blog party.
    thanks for sharing.
    cheryl xox.

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    Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen
    August 1, 2011 at 11:25 AM

    Looks amazing! I’m always looking for ways to use up my zucchini and this year we are over flowing with tomatos in the garden! I will be making this, this week for sure.

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    August 2, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    I bet that touch of brown sugar does it for this VERY well!! Yum recipe. Thank you!

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    August 2, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    wow — what a perfect summer dish. We LOVE zucchini and have 54 recipes using zucchini over at our blog –

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    August 3, 2011 at 7:18 AM

    What a GREAT recipe! I’d like to invite you over to Lady Behind The Curtain for my link party “Cast Party Wednesday” to share this and more of your recipes.
    I hope to see you there!

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    August 3, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    OK, I am definitely making this! I have so much zucchini from my one plant and I am finding it hard to use it all up. THis sounds perfect.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays!

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    Jerry Shrout
    August 4, 2018 at 8:46 PM

    5 stars
    Loved it. Super easy. I went light on the brown sugar and a little heavy on the salt and pepper to taste and it turned out so good. Great for Summer!

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