Zucchini cooked with basil and tomatoes is delicious as a side dish or on its own as a healthy meal. Goes great with grilled chicken.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

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  • Stir zucchini and basil into the onion mixture; cook and stir until zucchini is soft, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and mozzarella cheese; cook and stir until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

150.2 calories; 6.1 g protein; 12.5 g carbohydrates; 9 mg cholesterol; 103.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2014
Searched for a recipe to use up some zucchini and |I found this. Was going to use it as a side dish to some pork chops...when I went to the freezer I saw a package of tortellini and got inspired. Made recipe as written with tomatoes onions and zucchini fresh from the garden. Used some extra tomatoes since I was adding pasta. Added cooked tortellini at the very end and simmered for a few minutes...also added a touch of balsamic vinaigrette as fresh tomatoes just screamed for it. Was amazing...will definitely use again as written as a side...thanks for the inspiration. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2015
The recipe doesn't match the picture at all. Pasta and buffalo mozzarella not even mentioned. My husband told me not to make it again. It really didn't have much flavor. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2014
Searched for a recipe to use up some zucchini and |I found this. Was going to use it as a side dish to some pork chops...when I went to the freezer I saw a package of tortellini and got inspired. Made recipe as written with tomatoes onions and zucchini fresh from the garden. Used some extra tomatoes since I was adding pasta. Added cooked tortellini at the very end and simmered for a few minutes...also added a touch of balsamic vinaigrette as fresh tomatoes just screamed for it. Was amazing...will definitely use again as written as a side...thanks for the inspiration. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2014
Searched for a recipe to use up some zucchini and |I found this. Was going to use it as a side dish to some pork chops...when I went to the freezer I saw a package of tortellini and got inspired. Made recipe as written with tomatoes onions and zucchini fresh from the garden. Used some extra tomatoes since I was adding pasta. Added cooked tortellini at the very end and simmered for a few minutes...also added a touch of balsamic vinaigrette as fresh tomatoes just screamed for it. Was amazing...will definitely use again as written as a side...thanks for the inspiration. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2014
Good and easy to prepare. We had this as a side dish for Tilapia Scaloppine (recipe also from AR)for a wonderful meal that we'll enjoy often in our household. Thanks for sharing patrice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2013
Had a zucchini and super delicious farm fresh tomatoes to use and it was delicious. Will save and make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2015
I have not made this yet - but I'm giving it 5 stars because it looks and sounds delicious! I just have one question before trying it - The recipe says to cook it until the cheese melts - but the photo clearly shows balls of mozzarella cheese. In fact it looks like a classic cold caprese salad - with zucchini and pasta added. Did you cook and stir yours until the cheese melted and serve it as a hot sauce on pasta? Or did you serve it cold on cold pasta salad? Frankly that last option sounds real good to me! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2014
Excellent and so easy! I used grated Romano cheese instead of the mozzarella (didn't have any) and added some red pepper flakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2013
So glad I found this recipe. We really enjoyed it. No changes needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2015
Great! Made pasta out of it. Thank you Patrice Ramsay for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2015
The recipe doesn't match the picture at all. Pasta and buffalo mozzarella not even mentioned. My husband told me not to make it again. It really didn't have much flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2018
I followed the recipe just as it was written and changed nothing! Great dish in fact I made it two days in a row and will add it to my regular side dish menu. I normally don't review recipes and don't believe in changing them as they were written becomes a new recipe when changed! Read More