FREE 28-Day Clean Keto Guide here

Ranch Sautéed Zucchini and Onions

GF
July 11, 2022 | Author: Ashley McCrary

This easy sautéed zucchini and onions side features tender squash cooked in the ultimate seasoning for vegetables: Ranch! Packed with flavor in every bite!

Summer is all about quick and easy meals that keep you out of the kitchen and having more time for fun in the sun! This delicious sautéed zucchini and onions side dish features all the best flavors of summer: zucchini, yellow squash, onions, and the best seasoning for vegetables: ranch!

Simply Cut your veggies, sprinkle on the dry ranch seasoning, and sautée! In just 20 minutes you’ll have the best side dish that makes eating veggies fun for everyone (including the kids!).

an up close shot of a bowl filled with sautéed zucchini and onions

What Makes This Recipe Great

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t found many things that don’t taste better with ranch dressing! My homemade dry ranch seasoning has all the wonderful flavors of ranch in seasoning form. It’s easy to make, delicious, and spruces up any meal, included veggies!

If you’re looking for a quick and easy side to accompany your BBQ chicken, hamburgers, or even a quick skillet meal, these sautéed zucchini and onions are the perfect option!

Ingredient Notes

labeled ingredients for this recipe

Zucchini: Zucchini is a summer veggies, so it’s in season! Easy to find, inexpensive, and super tasty.

Yellow Squash: Another wonderful, low carb veggie that is super easy to find right now.  

Sweet Onion: You can also use yellow onions, but I prefer the sweet variety.

Ranch Seasoning: Buy a packet of dry ranch seasoning or check out this recipe of mine to make your own!

Olive Oil: You can also use avocado oil if you prefer.

Recipe Step by Step

three step by step photos for house to make this sautéed zucchini and onions with ranch seasoning for vegetables.
  1. In a 10 or 12-inch skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Make sure that the olive oil is coating the entire pan so the zucchini and squash don’t stick. 
  2. Use a sharp knife to chop off the ends of the zucchini and squash. Chop them into 1/4 inch slices.
  3.  Transfer the sliced onions into the hot skillet along with the chopped squash and zucchini to the hot skillet. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over all the veggies. 
  4. Sauté for about 10-15 minutes, making sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. Stir occasionally. 
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat once the squash is fork-tender.

Mac’s Tips & Tricks

Seasoning for Vegetables: If you prefer a more subtle flavor, cut the ranch seasoning in half.

Grilling: If you’re grilling, and prefer to grill long strips of zucchini right on the grill, try drizzling the zucchini with olive oil, then sprinkle the ranch seasoning on top, flip when ready and repeat on the other side. Delish!

Cutting: I prefer my sautéed zucchini and onions to be cut in thin circles and strips. You can cut your veggies however you prefer!

an overhead view of a white bowl filled with cooked and sliced zucchini, yellow squash, and onions.

FAQs

Ranch Sautéed Zucchini and Onions: FAQs

Can I use other veggies in the recipe?

Yes! You can also throw in broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, eggplant, etc! The ranch seasoning for vegetables is truly versatile and adds delicious flavor to any kind!

Is this recipe keto-friendly?

There are a little under 10 net carbs per serving of this recipe. While it might be a bit high to be keto-friendly, it is definitely low carb!

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat over a skillet with a bit of olive oil.

a closeup of a bowl of cooked zucchini and onions with ranch seasoning for vegetables.
Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Ranch Sautéed Zucchini and Onions

This easy sautéed zucchini, yellow squash, and onions side dish features tender squash cooked in the ultimate seasoning for vegetables: Ranch! Packed with flavor in every bite!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced
  • 2 medium yellow squash, sliced 
  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons homemade ranch seasoning or dry ranch seasoning ( I have a recipe for this on my blog)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a 10 or 12-inch skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Make sure that the olive oil is coating the entire pan so the zucchini and squash don’t stick. 
  2. Use a sharp knife to chop off the ends of the zucchini and squash. Chop them into 1/4 inch slices
  3.  Transfer the sliced onions into the hot skillet along with the chopped squash and zucchini to the hot skillet. Sprinkle the ranch seasoning over all the veggies. 
  4. Sauté for about 10-15 minutes, making sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. Stir occasionally. 
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat once the squash is fork tender.

Notes

  • Seasoning for Vegetables: If you prefer a more subtle flavor, cut the ranch seasoning in half.
  • Grilling: If you’re grilling, and prefer to grill long strips of zucchini right on the grill, try drizzling the zucchini with olive oil, then sprinkle the ranch seasoning on top, flip when ready and repeat on the other side. Delish!
  • Cutting: I prefer my veggies to be cut in thin circles and strips. You can cut your veggies however you prefer!

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: zucchini and onions, seasoning for vegetables, ranch seasoning, sauteed veggies, gluten free


 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe rating

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

instagram
(AD) With the back-to-school season right around the corner, life can get pretty busy. I'm here to help with a quick and easy lunchbox idea featuring @StarKistCharlie Hot Buffalo Style Tuna Creation Pouch. If you are not a fan of spicy, don't fear, these little pouches come in 23+ varieties and you can find them in the tuna aisle in the grocery store or online. Most of the pouches have 10g+ lean protein per single-serve pouch and 110 calories or less. I love serving these with my favorite fruits and veggies to make them a complete lunch or snack. These pouches are also great for a post-workout protein-filled snack. Just tear it open and eat straight from the pouch. #EverydayGoals

✨Pickle Boats✨
2 @StarKistCharlie Hot Buffalo Style Tuna Creation Pouches
2 tablespoons mayo
2 tablespoons red onion chopped
salt/pepper
2 large pickles, sliced lengthwise 

Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds to create boats. Mix the tuna together with the mayo and red onions. Fill each pickle with the tuna. 

✨Lunch Box✨
Pickle Boats
Cherry Tomoates
Ranch
Nuts & Cheese

#TeamCharlie #TearEatGo
✨QUICK FAMILY MEAL IDEAS @costco✨

With school starting, life gets so busy and meal time can be super hectic. I’m here to help with my top favorite Costco finds that will make meal time a breeze! 

✨Aidells Chicken Apple Sausage: Cook with pepper and onions and add over rice or cauliflower rice. Too with my Chili Lime or Mac’s Awesome Sauce for extra flavor 

✨Just Bare Chicken Bread Chunks: Toss in the air fryer and serve on top of a salad, inside a tortilla or with sides such as corn, mashed potatoes or green beans. 

✨Bourbon & Maple Chicken Meatballs: Simply heat up and serve over rice, cauliflower rice or serve with your favorite veggies. 

✨Sliced Grass-Fed Beef Sirloin: Heat and serve over a salad or along with a sweet potatoes and greens beans. 

✨Fully Cooked Chicken Sausage: Heat and serve inside a breakfast burrito or along side with eggs, waffles and fruit. 

✨Rotisserie Chicken: For only $4.99 pick one of these up and make a quick casserole, soup add on top of a salad, inside a sweet potato or even whip up some chicken quesadillas. So delish and easy! 

✨Kevins Chicken Chili Verde: These meals are so yummy and the ingredients are top notch. Serve on rice or with your favorite veggie or sweet potato.

#groceryhaul #groceryshopping #costco #costcofinds #costco #costcodeals #easymeals #quickmeals #simplemeals #backtoschool #mealideas #familymeals #foodblogger #quickfood #healthyrecipes #healthymeals background music:That Day Musician: Jeff Kaale
Every year I let the girls pick out a theme for their birthday cakes and I try to make it magical. This year Eloise wanted a chocolate cake with watercolor buttercream along with pink and teal macarons. It turned out better than I imagined and Eloise absolutely love it!!!

🧁For the buttercream, I used my recipe that is located on my site. You can also find it in my profile

🍰As for the cake, I  used my box cake mix hack. This is seriously my favorite way to make a cake because it tastes straight from the bakery. See the hack below

✨Follow the box cake mix instructions but with these changes 
Tip 1 Add one more egg (or add 2 if you want it to be very rich)
Tip 2 Use melted butter instead of oil and double the amount
Tip 3 Use milk instead of water
Tip 4 if using for cupcakes fill 3/4 of cupcake liners with the mix.
✨Bake according to the box and remove it two minutes early and let them sit for a couple of minutes in the tin. ✨Remove and allow them to cool

🍓I used Bonne Maman Strawberry Jam for the middle 

#reels #cake #buttercream #macarons #birthdaycake #birthdaycakeideas #baking #bakinghacks #cookinghacks #chocolate #chocolatecake #thebakefeed @thefeedfeed #thefeedfeed #foodblogger #foodphotography #asthetic
8 years ago you made me a mother and everyday since has been so much brighter. 

It’s such a joy watching you grow up. I hope you know how much you are loved and cherished. Can’t wait to see what you do in this world, kid! 

We love you, Sweet Eloise. Happy 8th Birthday!!

#peterpan #growingup #motherhood #motherhoodjourney #raisinggirls #asthetic #motherhoodrising
Follow @healthylittlepeach for more recipes, tips and tricks. 

✨This cozy, protein-packed Chicken Zoodle Soup is a recipe you don’t want to miss! A healthy twist on a classic favorite, this soup is a winner!

See my profile for my full recipe or you can find it at https://healthylittlepeach.com/chicken-zoodle-soup/

#reels #soup #souprecipe #souprecipes #healthyrecipes #healthyfood #healthylifestyle #easyrecipes #simplerecipes #mealprep #mealprepping #whole30 #paleo #glutenfree #keto #lowcarb #ketorecipes #chickensoup #chickenrecipes #foodblogger #foodphotography
(AD) It's back-to-school season and @naturesownbread is hosting a giveaway. Head over to their page for a chance to win your own Nature’s Own bento box and words of affirmation stickers to celebrate your little ones. ##GoodnessStartsWithMe

✨Lunch box Idea✨ featuring @naturesownbread Honey Wheat. *PB&J Sushi Rolls (Roll ups) using @naturesownbread in Honey Wheat and sprinkled with cinnamon/sugar
✨Pickles
✨Carrots
✨Ranch
✨Grapes
✨Pretzels
@healthylittlepeach