A Zucchini Dish My Kids Love

by | Apr 19, 2010 | Side Dishes, Vegetable Recipes

Trying to find vegetables that kids will eat can be a challenge. For years I tried to get my kids to eat sautéed zucchini to no avail. One time I served them zucchini with some spaghetti sauce on it and they loved it! Now they ask me to make the zucchini with spaghetti sauce and sometimes my oldest daughter makes it herself. 

Zucchini is low in calories, contains folate, potassium, manganese, and vitamin A, but don’t tell the kids.

Kid Friendly Zucchini 


  • Cooking spray
  • 4 medium zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons bottled spaghetti sauce (more or less according to your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon shredded parmesan


Thinly slice the zucchini (into disks). Spray a large sauté pan with cooking spray.  Sauté the zucchini on medium high heat until the zucchini starts to brown or softens.  Spoon on the spaghetti sauce and mix until the zucchini is coated. Top with the parmesan cheese and serve.