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)

INGREDIENTS:

  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

DIRECTIONS:

  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!

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Janice is an award-winning author with 14 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 11 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 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 19 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, 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 6 of Abby & Holly series for girls and Book 3 of Drystan the Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2021 and beyond along with more children's books and novels for 18+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, 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 http://jemsbooks.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.
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11 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
    Manuel

  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

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