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Parmesan Lemon Zucchini


The most amazing zucchini side dish made in 10 min or less. It's so easy and effortless, you'll want to make this every single night!

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  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 zucchinis, thinly sliced to 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 10mins
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Step 1

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Working in batches, add zucchini, thyme and lemon zest. Cook, flipping once, until golden, about 1-2 minutes on each side; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and lemon juice.


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