Zucchini skillet

Easy Skillet Melt-in-Your-Mouth-Zucchini

Vary this dish by adding banana peppers or grated cheese.


  • 5 to 7 small zucchini (2 1/2 to 3 cups)
  • 3 to 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Use small, fresh zucchini that are no more than 1 to 1 1/2 inch in diameter. Wash and dry the zucchini. Slice 1/8 inch thick.

Slice the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces. Cook in a skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crisp. Pour off excess fat except for 1 1/2 tablespoons. Saute the chopped onion on low heat until translucent. Add the zucchini and stir with the bacon and onion. Cover the skillet and cook 7 minutes over medium-low heat until zucchini is tender. Add salt and pepper as desired. Serve immediately.

Variations include adding chopped banana pepper to cook with the onion or adding 1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese over the cooked zucchini before serving.

Submitted by Joyce Hammer, Toledo