from Barbara's Kitchen

EZ Zucchini

You haven't eaten zucchini until you've tried this tasty dish made with mushroom soup. The soup combines with the vegetables while cooking to create a delicious sauce and a low fat gravy. Serve sauce over mashed potatoes, a baked potato, rice, or noodles.


  • 4 cups sliced Green Zucchini and Yellow Squash (with a clean kitchen scrubber, scrub and wash the skin well - do not peel the skin off - cut off edges of zucchini and squash and slice into 1/2 inch round pieces)
  • 1 cup fresh Mushrooms cut in half
  • One, 10 oz can condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup Onions
  • 1 TBsp freshly chopped Garlic
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • Paprika (optional)


Add soup to 3/4 cup water in a shallow 10"x10" oven-safe baking dish. Heat with garlic until mixture is smooth. Add squash, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions. Cover loosely to let the steam out and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook on the stove top for 15 minutes, stirring often, until vegetables get slightly soft. Place in the oven loosely covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes - stir vegetables once during the last 15 minutes of cooking time. Remove from the oven - vegetables will be boiling - cool for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with paprika and serve.

-For variation, add lots of free vegetables allowed on the CarboH diet plan.

-Yellow squash is high in Vitamin A. Cook it with the skin after washing thoroughly. The seeds, as well as the skin, are a good source of fiber.

-Try adding a few drops of Worcestershire Sauce for a zestier tasting sauce.

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