Yellow and green Italian Zucchini on a white serving tray.

Italian Style Sauteed Onion and Zucchini Rounds

Don't like zucchini? Bet you'll love this recipe! Simple,unbelievably tasty & healthy-Italian Style Sauteed Onion and Zucchini Rounds. Ready in 20 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Italian zucchini, sauteed zucchini, zucchini side dish recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 155kcal
Author Maria Vannelli RD


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion sliced thinly
  • 3-4 small zucchini thinly sliced (about 1 pound)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs room temperature, slightly beaten (optional)
  • 1/4 -1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
  • more oregano for garnishing


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a very large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until just beginning to caramelize, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add sliced zucchini, garlic, and spices.
  • Saute, while stirring and shaking the pan frequently, until golden brown. This should take between 4-7 minutes. Zucchini should be cooked, but still be crisp.
  • OPTIONAL STEP: Add the eggs and cook over medium heat. Stir and shake the pan for 2-3 minutes until the egg is cooked.
  • Add cheese and gently combine.
  • Transfer to serving dish.
  • Garnish with extra oregano.
  • Serve immediately.


Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided below is just a rough estimate and variations can occur depending on the specific ingredients used. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 28.8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.2mg