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Zucchini Tomato Skillet

This Zucchini Tomato Skillet is a fresh and delicious summer side dish that come together in just minutes. Perfect served alongside grilled meat.

This is hands-down one of my most favourite side dishes of all time! It’s fresh, full of beautiful summer vegetables, it’s easy to make and pairs beautifully with almost anything. It makes a regular appearance on our dinner table in the summer months…and now I hope it does on yours too! Enjoy.

a top down image of a Zucchini Tomato Skillet

About this recipe:

My mom has been making this recipe for as long as I can remember, and now it’s a regular dish in my own home during the summer months! It’s so simple and so good and full of summer’s fresh produce. A delicious way to use up this plentiful summer vegetable.

Zucchini Tomato Skillet Ingredients:

  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt + Pepper
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Zucchini Tomato Skillet Recipe Tips:

  • ZUCCHINI: This recipe calls for medium sized zucchini, but really you just want about 3 cups of sliced zucchini. If you use large zucchinis consider removing some of the pithy centres first.
  • BROWN SUGAR: I know the brown sugar may seem a little strange, but add it! Sometimes zucchini can have a bit of a bitter taste, and the brown sugar helps to balance that.
  • SERVING SUGGESTION: This dish is great served with BBQ chicken, sausages or flank steak.
  • LEFTOVERS: Store any leftover in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Just reheat in the microwave.

Add a Breadcrumb + Cheese Topping:

This dish is delicious topped with toasted breadcrumbs and cheese. Add the cooked zucchini tomato mixture into an oven safe dish, cover with 1 cup breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup grated cheese. Put into the oven on broil until the cheese mix is bubbly! So, so good!


Zucchini Tomato Skillet

This Zucchini Tomato Skillet is a fresh and delicious summer side dish that come together in just minutes. Perfect served alongside grilled meat.

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


  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced thin-medium (about 3 cups total)
  • 34 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 12 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper


  1. In a skillet melt the butter, then add the onions and cook until soft.
  2. Then add the sliced 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, tomato zucchini skillet

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  1. 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)

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!