Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Zucchini Italiano!

This is the eighth installment of Janice’s Kitchen Corner.

Now that our zucchini plant is producing some beautiful vegetables I have been coming up with my recipes – Zucchini Italiano (with sauce and cheese) and Zucchini Bread. Today I will share the zucchini with sauce since that is what we are having tonight with our meal as I write this. I promised to share the Zucchini Bread next time though. They are both easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you?

Here are the other recipes Grapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated Mushrooms, Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Chicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Zucchini Italiano
canned tomatoes
Zucchini from our garden (I used on in this recipe and the other in Zucchini Bread which I will share next time)


  1. Extra virgin olive oil
  2. 2 T chopped onion
  3. 1-2 chopped or minced cloves of garlic
  4. 1 can crushed or diced tomatoes (large can for more than 1 zucchini (I use the small can for 1 zucchiniI)
  5. Sprinkle of basil and oregano (or use a few fresh leaves of both)
  6. Salt & pepper to taste
  7. Dash or two of red pepper flakes (more if you like it hot and spicy)
  8. Splash or more of red wine
  9. 1 or more zucchini sliced into 3/4” – 1” slices with skin on


  1. In two tablespoons of olive oil in small to medium saucepan (depending on how much you are making) brown onion and garlic until translucent.
  2. Add crushed or diced tomatoes
  3. Add salt, pepper and pepper flakes, basil and oregano
  4. Simmer sauce until piping hot and ingredients are thoroughly blended (20 min – 1/2 hour)
  5. Shut off heat and add sliced zucchini and cover. Let sit for 8-10 minutes (squash will cook slightly but not get mushy.
  6. Serve right away as a side dish or as a main dish over pasta
  7. Grate Parmigiana or Romano cheese over serving
  8. Enjoy!

Note: Zucchini will continue to cook the longer you leave it in the pan or if you reheat for leftovers. I like mine still with a little bite and not mushy. You can add zucchini to heated sauce just before you are ready to eat for more crunch.

My husband makes all the Italian food in our home. He made the sauce and I added the zucchini (a collaboration).

Zucchini Italiano with parmigiana cheese

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious way to serve zucchini and that this dish becomes one of your favorites. Your kids will even eat zucchini now! Stay tuned for another recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner! Happy cooking and eating everyone!

Thank you so much for your stopping by to read this post. I hope you enjoyed it and will come back again real soon. Thank you also for your kind support of me, my books and blog and for all the reviews you may have posted wherever my books are sold. Take care.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!







About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 39 books: 19 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 17+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
This entry was posted in Janice’s Kitchen Corner, Recipes, Sharing Recipes, Writing, book reviews and publishing, poetry, children's books, YA and novels, Zucchini Italiano and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Zucchini Italiano!

  1. Darlene says:

    Yummy!! Thanks.

  2. macalder02 says:

    Questa ricetta sembra molto gustosa. Le zucchine danno un gusto speciale alla salsa italiana. Per me l’ora di pranzo si avvicina, quindi proverò la ricetta.
    I miei saluti

  3. VEry nice recipe, Janice. Thanks for sharing.

  4. CarolCooks2 says:

    Lovely recipe, Janice I prefer my zucchini with a little bite to it 😀

  5. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Zucchini Bread! | Jemsbooks

  6. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Cole Slaw! | Jemsbooks

  7. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Stuffed Zucchini! | Jemsbooks

  8. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Homemade Spicy Bean Salsa! | Jemsbooks

  9. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Basil Pesto Shrimp! | Jemsbooks

  10. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Pot Roast! | Jemsbooks

  11. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Shortcakes! | Jemsbooks

  12. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Shrimp Scampi! | Jemsbooks

  13. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Chili! | Jemsbooks

  14. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Escarole Soup! | Jemsbooks

  15. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Beef, Barley, Beans and Kale Soup! | Jemsbooks

  16. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Coconut Shrimp! | JEMSBOOKS

  17. Pingback: Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner! | JEMSBOOKS

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.