Garlic Zuchini with Sharp Cheddar

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 218.7
  • Total Fat: 17.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.5 mg
  • Sodium: 854.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 10.0 g

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This easy 10 minute side dish is always a hit at my house. This easy 10 minute side dish is always a hit at my house.
Number of Servings: 4


    5 small to medium Zuchini, coarsely shredded
    1.5 cups Sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
    2 Tbsp. Garlic powder
    1 Tbsp. Onion powder
    1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive oil
    Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


Wash and cut off the top and bottom stems from the zuchini. Coarsely shred (larger sized holes) all of the zuchini and set aside. Finely shred the sharp cheddar and set aside or save prep time by purchasing pre-shredded cheese.

In a large skillet over high heat, add the extra virgin olive oil and turn the pan to coat the bottom evenly. When the olive oil starts to bubble, add all of the shredded zuchini, garlic and onion powder. Cover and let steam for 5 minutes. Stir with a large spatula to turn over zuchini in sections and add fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste. Cover again and let steam for an additional 3 minutes or until zuchini has softened slightly and the bottom has browned a bit. Turn the zuchini over in sections one more time and add the shredded cheddar to cover the zuchini. Leave the lid off for the remaining time until the cheese melts. Serve hot!

Makes 4 1-cup servings (depending on the size of the zuchini)

Substitutions: There are all kinds of squash that can be used in this recipe. I've mixed zuchini and yellow summer squash together with great results. Use whatever your local farm stand has in season. You can also try the pre-shredded Italian blend cheese or really any semi-hard cheese that you like. Just make sure to add lots of garlic powder! It's what makes this dish taste so great.

Recommended wine: Sauvignon Blanc

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ZINFULLYFUN.

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  • Incredible!
    I loved this. So easy and very yummy! - 7/27/10

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