Keto 7 day meal plan

Cheesy Keto Basil Zucchini

by KetoFocus.com
4 Stars (1 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

6

Servings

224

Calories

16.3g

Fat

14.4g

Protein

4.6g

Net Carbs

The best way to use up your Summer harvest of zucchini is to make this cheesy zucchini dish that is packed with basil and garlic.

Cheesy Keto Basil Zucchini Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini, sliced into half moons
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs of basil, leaves only (about 8 leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese

Cheesy Keto Basil Zucchini Directions

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, add zucchini, olive oil, onion, garlic, basil, salt and pepper.
    add zucchini side dish ingredients to a bowl
  • 2
    Mix until evenly coated and pour into a microwave or oven safe dish.
    pour zucchini into a casserole dish
  • 3
    If using a microwave, cover the dish and microwave on high for 6 minutes or until zucchini is softened. If using an oven, bake uncovered at 425 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until zucchini is softened.
    cooking zucchini
  • 4
    Once zucchini has finished cooking, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the zucchini mixture. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
    sprinkle parmesan over zucchini

Low Carb Cheesy Basil Zucchini Side Dish

upclose of cooked zucchini in casserole dish

This zucchini side dish is an easy one you can throw together on busy weeknights. Plus this keto recipe makes a delicious addition to any dinner gathering you are hosting.

I got this zucchini recipe from my mom. It’s one she makes a few nights out of the week when my dad gets his August harvest of summer squash and zucchini. My dad is an avid gardener so they yield lots of zucchini squash and often give them away. I’m usually one of the lucky recipients.

Filled with sliced zucchini, diced onion, garlic, basil and topped with parmesan cheese. This keto side dish is loaded with the flavors of summer.

Is zucchini allowed on the keto dish?

raw zucchini in a spread with yellow squash

Yes, zucchini is keto. A medium zucchini has about 6 total grams of carbs and 2 of them are fiber. So one whole zucchini has 4 net carbs. Zucchini is very popular on the low carb diet. Mostly because it is used as a pasta replacement in the form of zoodles.

Variations to Zucchini Recipe

zucchini options with cheese on the side

If you are looking to punch up the flavor in the keto zucchini recipe, consider adding the following to this low carb cheesy basil zucchini side dish:

  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • pesto
  • chicken bouillon
  • mozzarella cheese
  • shallot
  • grilled red onion

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Annie Lampella

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I strive to find meals that your whole family can enjoy (kids and relatives too) while you are on your keto quest. You can still have your favorite foods on the keto diet, you just have to be creative with how you make them.

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