Microwave-Steamed Zucchini

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 5 mins

My daughter and I love zucchini this way. So easy....no chopping, dicing, etc. Give it a try, and use one zucchini, or as many as you need. I use non-fat spray, so extremely diet-friendly. Parmesan cheese or bacon bits are good additions.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 large zucchini
  • butter-flavored cooking spray
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Slice zucchini lenth-wise, not cutting all the way to the bottom.
  2. Open slightly and spray interior with butter.
  3. Sprinkle interior with salt and pepper.
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in microwave. Microwave for 5 minutes on high power.
  5. Let stand for two minutes, remove, and cut in wedges.
  6. Voila.


Most Helpful

Delicious! And I don't think it could get any easier. It was surprisingly delicious considering the simplicity and so few ingredients in this recipe. This will my standard way of preparing zucchini from now on. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Denibates. Made for Best of 2012 tag game.

NorthwestGal January 30, 2013

So simple and so good! I used a few squirts of butter flavor spray, a little salt and plenty of pepper. Quick easy side dish or any-time snack - thanks for sharing this! Made for Fall PAC 2012

loof October 28, 2012

This is absolutely the best recipe for cooking zucchini. I used vegetable spray and nuked it for about 3 minutes under a plastic plate cover for microwaves, then I added the salt & pepper and some powdered Parmesan cheese and cooked 2 more minutes. Perfection! Can't wait to try it with lemon pepper. Thanks so much for this recipe, I'm a zucchini fiend and hate finding melted zucchini in the fridge, that will never happen again. Now it's just ZAP & enjoy!

tklkdmccall June 12, 2015

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