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Sauteed Everything Bagel Zucchini with Parmesan

Easy four ingredient, 15 minute veggie side dish, anyone? Today’s irresistible Sauteed Everything Bagel Zucchini with Parmesan is naturally low carb & gluten free — yet still packs in all the flavor and tenderness your taste buds desire!

Have you eaten enough mushy zucchini to last a lifetime? Not these: Never fear! The beautifully browned yumminess of Sauteed Everything Bagel Zucchini with Parmesan creates the perfect texture. The secret to creating the best zucchini side dish lies in using higher heat and allowing the zucchini to brown thoroughly. Oh, and a little bit of Parmesan cheese + everything bagel seasoning doesn’t hurt, either…

plate of tasty zucchini

See the lovely browning on there? This is how you avoid watery, mushy zucchini. Then, just zing things up with a little Parmesan — plus the salty, garlicky goodness of everything bagel seasoning. Four ingredients is really all you need for fantastic flavor.

Simple is often best when it comes to veggie sides, because a simple side goes with just about any main dish. Start your own stash of easy vegetable side dish recipes with this zucchini, which I seriously couldn’t stop eating! (I had plenty as a side dish one night, then threw some of the leftovers in my lunch burrito the next day.)

Sauteed Everything Bagel Zucchini with Parmesan

Ingredients

2 Tbsp olive oil
16-20 oz zucchini
3 Tbsp shredded Parmesan
1 tsp everything but the bagel seasoning

Directions

chop up the zucchini

Cut off the ends of the zucchini, then halve it lengthwise and slice into half-moons.

zucchini in the pan

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the zucchini in as close to a single layer as possible, and saute over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Do not stir; just allow it to brown.

browned zucchini

Once the zucchini is nicely browned on one side, stir, then top it with the everything bagel seasoning and Parmesan.

browned zucchini with parmesan

Continue sauteeing over medium-high heat for another 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the cheese is browned and zucchini is tender.

Serve immediately.

Note: With this method, you’ll end up with some browned crunchy bits of Parmesan in the pan along with the zucchini. I like this combo, but if you don’t, just wait to add the Parmesan until you’re done cooking the zucchini, allowing it to just melt on before serving.

Can’t stop eating this…

Just four ingredients and 15 minutes to the table; what more could you ask for in your new favorite side dish? So much flavor! And, make everything bagel zucchini even more affordable by cooking yours up with fresh garden zucchini (or when it goes on super sale during the summer).

Sauteed everything bagel zucchini is best eaten fresh the same night; it will get a little mushy on re-heating, but makes a great mix-in the next day. Try adding leftover cooked zucchini to everything from rice to burritos.

Everything Bagel for Everything

everything bagel seasoning at aldi and trader joes

Everything bagel seasoning honestly makes… well… everything taste better. Pick yours up at ALDI or Trader Joe’s, or invest a bigger bottle at Costco or over on Amazon. I often throw a little on lox & bagels or on avocado toast, and use it to jazz up other dinners & veggie sides like:

What do you like to do with yours?

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Sauteed Everything Bagel Zucchini with Parmesan

Easy four ingredient, 15 minute veggie side dish, anyone? Today’s irresistible Sauteed Everything Bagel Zucchini with Parmesan is naturally low carb & gluten free, too!
Course side
Cuisine vegetarian
Keyword everything bagel seasoning, everything but the bagel, parmesan, side dish, vegetarian, zucchini
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut off the ends of the zucchini, then halve it lengthwise and slice into half-moons.
  • Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  • Add the zucchini in as close to a single layer as possible, and saute over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Do not stir; just allow it to brown.
  • Once the zucchini is nicely browned on one side, stir, then top it with the everything bagel seasoning and Parmesan.
  • Continue sauteeing over medium-high heat for another 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the cheese is browned and zucchini is tender.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

With this method, you’ll end up with some browned crunchy bits of Parmesan in the pan along with the zucchini. I like this combo, but if you don’t, just wait to add the Parmesan until you’re done cooking the zucchini, allowing it to just melt on before serving.

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Recipe Rating




Jaci

Tuesday 20th of July 2021

Very good I had no parm but used shredded mozzarella instead.

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