Zucchini Side Dish
(This is an extremely delicious side dish. It can be made ahead of time and reheated for company!)
3 tbsp. olive oil
6 cloves of garlic, minced
½ cup of chopped onion
4 cups of shredded zucchini (1 large zucchini)
½ cup cream
4 ounces of cream cheese, cut up
¼ cup fresh chopped basil
¼ tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Microwave the zucchini for 4 minutes on power level 8. Place in a colander and press with a potato masher to squeeze out the excess liquid.
Heat the oil in a large pot.
Sauté’ the garlic and onion in the oil until transparent and slightly browned.
Add the strained zucchini, and cook for about 7 minutes.
Pour the cream into the pot.
Stir in the cream cheese until melted.
Mix in the basil, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese.