Zucchini and Red Onion Saute

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Zucchini and Red Onion Saute Zucchini and Red Onion Saute Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 medium zucchini, cut into rounds
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
Salt and pepper





In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the zucchini and cook until the zucchini is almost tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce and cook until the mixture is heated through. Serve immediately.

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super yummy. i cheated and sauteed with bacon grease though. i only used a quarter can of tomato sauce.

By churchfs@sbcglobal.net on October 31, 2013


I plan to make this dish! So simple, but very healthy. Thank you for all the wonderful fun you provided for me during a difficult time in my life. I lost my husband and when I was depressed you were there! You stay strong because you ARE LOVED!

By Sue E. Puckett on July 26, 2013


Love ya' Paula!! I have made your zucchini bread for awhile and everyone loves it!!!

By Patricia Cronkright on July 17, 2013


Paula,I just want to thank you for all the help you have given me over these last few years both in my cooking and my personal life. I went thru a divorce a few years ago and I knew that every time I turned on your show I would always feel so much better. Your outlook on life and the love that you and all your family exhibit is so uplifting. I know with all the controversy that has happened has probably shaken your faith in people. I just want you to know that this person could not "throw that stone" as you stated and I'm sure almost all America is in the same boat. Hope to see your smiling face soon on television again. Take care and keep smiling!!!!! !And as you always say we send you love and best dishes from New Jersey!!!!!! Debbie

By Debbie Gibbon on July 13, 2013


loved zuchinni It was delicious. Love you Paula always a fan...

By Adele Duran on July 12, 2013


Fell in love with paula and her cooking show many years ago. Love the food she makes and getting new ideas to feed company and my family. Have always cooked southern and love to be able to pass recipes on down. Love the Deen family. May you always carry on. Got to eat at your.restaurant in Savannah last year. Loved the food . Perfect ending to our vacation. Bought two more cookbooks. Keep them coming.

By Marcia sanders on July 11, 2013


I made this today, and added some baby bell papers, Oh My God was it yummy. Thanks

By Frank Sorick on July 10, 2013


Am looking forward to your new book No doubt you will have a new publisher soon Take care

By Sandy Delano on July 10, 2013


Love Love Love you and your recipes!

By Barbara Dulin on July 10, 2013


Ms. Deen, we think you are just the greatest thing since sliced Bread! We love you, you're important, and we appreciate you!!!

By Cheryl Predgo on July 10, 2013


Love the Zucchini and Onion Saute, can't get much easier than that and how declious. Our garden has lots of Zucchini and I am constantly looking for ways to fix it. I will pass this on to you, when I am cooking a dish that calls for bell pepper cooked in the sauce, I add Zucchini that is in small chuncks along with the bell pepper. It adds texture and looks so pretty. Oh, and delicious too. The main ingredient in this dish is italian mild sausage. It is almost like the recipe that I just got from you. You can serve it over pasta or on a bun that has been split open, buttered and browned. The last thing I do is put cheese on the top of the ingredients just long enough in the oven to melt.

By Martha Heleniak on July 09, 2013


Paula, I love this! I do a version with a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes with the onions more tomato sauce and seasoning over penne or rigatoni ... Also excellent! Hang in there waiting to hear news of your book being picked up. I too was diagnosed with Type 2 a few years ago and love all your new lightened versions and the boys versions! Keep up all your wonderful work ... You will be vindicated we know you are a good person!

By abluefront on July 09, 2013


We eat bunches of zucchini and this recipe not only looks extremely simple for our summer heat here but it sounds like it would be good over pasta. Will definitely try this recipe.

By cindy barnett on July 09, 2013


Loved these recipes. I'd love to see more zucchini recipes, both sweet and savory things to do with zucchinis. We have a garden, and are overloaded with the wonderful zucc's this summer. I need more ideas!

By Marcia F. on July 09, 2013


I love you and love your recipes... I Have a cousin in Indiana that looks enough like you to be your sister. By the way she is beautiful....... Keep those wonder food ideals coming and we will ALL be happy. God Bless, Barbara

By Barbara Luellen on July 15, 2012

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