Zucchini Skillet-One of our favorite Almost Local Meals

(photo credit: LollyKnits)

Zucchini Skillet
3-4 small zucchini and yellow squash
1 sm/med onion
1 lb ground beef (or protein crumbles)
garlic salt
chili powder
parmesan cheese
Brown Rice or Quinoa (I cannot find these grains locally)

1. Start cooking the grain you'll use as a base
2. Roughly chop the onion and fry it in the skillet with the ground beef
3. Slice the zucchini in half longwise and then into 1/4 inch slices (use as much as you want...it shrinks a lot)
4. Once the ground beef and onions are cooked add the squash
5. Add spices to your liking
6. Steam until squash is soft

Serve over rice and top with parmesan cheese, chili sauce and or soy sauce to taste. Enjoy!!

(This is especially summer-y with corn on the cob and cold watermelon on the side.)


  1. That sounds so good, and like something my whole family would eat, so I'm gonna print the recipe pronto!

  2. Yummy! I love zuchini and since recipe has meat in it, my hubby will like it too! I can only get away with so many meat-less meals!

  3. It does sound wonderful! We love meals like this.
    We made the Major Mistake of planting squashes in our raised beds...never again! It's a waste of good bed space and it's a jungle out there. Next year they will be planted elsewhere where they will be able to meander at will, as all squashes are wont to do!
    I feel like a complete doofus too as I just discovered I have been picking baby delicata squash thinking it was a different zuke.
    My only saving grace is that this is the first year we have ever grown delicata. I won't do that again either!
    Happy weekend to you.

  4. p.s. as in picking too soon, not as in planting. I love delicata squash.

  5. Looks good -- thanks for sharing! I will be subbing the protein crumbles, of course. But I can't wait to try it! Looks simple and delicious!

  6. oooo...I have all of these ingredients! We'll certainly be trying these out!

  7. Yummy! I grew up on something similar - my childhood memories include zucchini everything all summer long. :)

  8. Woo hoo! That looks seriously tasty! -S


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