Zucchini cooked on the stovetop on a white square plate next to two small forks.
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How to Cook Zucchini on the Stovetop

Learn how to cook zucchini on the stovetop - it is the best way and so easy! This simple and delicious method lets the zucchini be the star of the show.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword best way to cook zucchini, best way to make zucchini, how to cook zucchini
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 92kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 zucchini squash medium
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch slices.
  • Heat butter in a medium skillet (cast iron works best) over medium-high heat until butter is melted (see note).
  • Add zucchini to the pan, and shake into a single layer and season with season salt and pepper.
  • Leave without moving for a few minutes until golden brown.
  • Flip slices over and repeat previous step.


Using high heat will brown the outside of the zucchini quickly and keep it from becoming mushy. 


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 17.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg