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Ranch Sautéed Zucchini and Onions

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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

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  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.

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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


 

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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!