Creamed Zucchini with Garlic and Basil Recipe

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Randall Harris Modified: March 24, 2022
Creamed Zucchini with Garlic and Basil Recipe

How To Make Creamed Zucchini with Garlic and Basil

Ideal for potluck and picnics, this creamed zucchini promises a tasty side dish in just 20 minutes! Shredded zucchini is mixed with heavy cream and butter.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • lbszucchini,preferably smaller zucchini
  • 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 5tbspheavy cream
  • ¾tspsalt
  • tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbspfresh basil,chopped


  1. Grate the zucchini by hand with a box grater or in a food processor fitted with the shredding disk. Wrap the shredded zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and wring out as much excess water as possible. Repeat a few times, replacing the towel if necessary.

  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shredded zucchini and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for about 6 minutes until the zucchini is tender.

  3. Turn the heat down to low; add the heavy cream, salt, pepper, and basil, and simmer until the cream is absorbed.

  4. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 178.62kcal
  • Fat: 16.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.96g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.53g
  • Fiber: 2.07g
  • Sugar: 5.52g
  • Protein: 3.07g
  • Cholesterol: 48.58mg
  • Sodium: 460.65mg
  • Calcium: 53.50mg
  • Potassium: 548.54mg
  • Iron: 0.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 173.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 36.57mg
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