Smoked Zucchini With Sliced Onions

Smoked Zucchini With Onions- Fresh zucchini sliced and tossed in a delicious combination of olive oil, sweet onions, with fragrant herbs and spices, then smoked to tender flavorful perfection with the help of a cast-iron skillet and served as a mouthwatering side dish that is ideal for any summertime event. 

School will let out soon, which means that summer is about to be in full swing. Summer is the time for barbecues, outdoor dining, and get-togethers. It’s also a time for all things fresh- especially vegetables! This recipe for smoked zucchini with sliced onions is the perfect way to take advantage of that fresh summer produce. 

The smoked flavor of the zucchini pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the onions making it a dish that is both healthy and tasty. Whether you are looking for a new side dish to add to your summer barbeque or just something different to eat at home, this recipe is sure to please.

Why You’ll Love This Smoked Zucchini With Onions Recipe

Unique- When you think of using a smoker, vegetables are probably the last thing that comes to mind. This recipe is a great way to step outside the box and use your smoker for something other than meat.

Healthy- Zucchini is a low-calorie, high fiber vegetable packed with vitamins and minerals. This smoked zucchini recipe is a great way to get your daily dose of veggies in a delicious and satisfying way.

Simple- This smoked zucchini with sliced onions recipe only requires a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. It comes together quickly and can be on the table in no time.

A Real Crowdpleaser- Whether you’re feeding this to family, friends, or visitors, everyone will appreciate this dish’s unique flavor and vibrant color.

Perfect for Summer- Fresh smoked zucchini is light and flavorful, making it an excellent option for a backyard barbecue or summer potlucks. 

Delicious- Smoking zucchini really brings out a great depth of flavor, and the onions add a touch of sweetness to this summertime side dish. It’s sure to be a hit anywhere you serve it.

Equipment Needed To Make This Smoked Zucchini With Sliced Onions

  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Aluminum or Cast Iron Pan
  • Wood Pellets for a pellet smoker ( I use Traeger Signature Blend)
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
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Ingredients For Smoked Zucchini With Onions

  • Zucchini
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Spanish Paprika
  • Garlic Cloves

How To Make Smoked Zucchini And Onions

Cooking veggies in the smoker is one of my favorite ways to prepare them. The smoke adds so much flavor and depth while still allowing the veggies to retain their natural goodness. For this recipe, I used fresh zucchini that was cut into slices.

I then tossed the zucchini in a mixture of olive oil and spices, including salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked Spanish paprika, onion and a clove of minced garlic.

I find that smoking vegetables at a lower temperature for a more extended period of time yields the best results. For this recipe, I smoked the zucchini at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour and 15 minutes.

The result is a perfectly cooked, flavorful, and healthy side dish that is perfect for summertime eating. Give this recipe a try the next time you are looking for a new way to enjoy fresh veggies.

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How To Reheat & Store Smoked Zucchini With Sliced Onions

What Is The Best Way To Store Smoked Zucchini?

An airtight container or a resealable sandwich bag is the ideal storage method for smoked zucchini and onions.

How Long Will Sliced Onions With Smoked Zucchini Last In The Fridge?

Smoked zucchini will last in the fridge for up to 4 days when stored correctly in a resealable sandwich bag or airtight container.

Can I Freeze Smoked Zucchini?

Yes, smoked zucchini freezes well. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight freezer-safe container. Frozen zucchini will last for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat it, thaw the zucchini in the fridge overnight and then reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop.

How To Reheat Smoked Zucchini With Sliced Onions?

There are a few different ways that you can reheat your smoked zucchini.

The microwave is the quickest method, but it can make the zucchini soggy. To reheat in the microwave, place the zucchini on a plate and heat in 30-second intervals until it’s warmed through.

You can also reheat smoked zucchini on the stovetop. Heat a pan over medium heat and add a little bit of oil. Add the zucchini to the pan and cook it until warmed through.

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Smoked Zucchini With Sliced Onions FAQs

Can I Use A Different Type Of Onion In This Recipe?

Yes, you can use any onion that you like in this recipe. I used a sweet onion because I think it pairs well with the smoky flavor of the zucchini.

What type of wood pellets do I use for this recipe?

I use Traeger Signature Blend wood pellets for this recipe, but you can use any type or flavor of wood pellet that you like.

Can I make this recipe without a smoker?

Yes, you can make this recipe without a smoker. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit and roast the zucchini for about an hour and 15 minutes.

Do I need to peel the zucchini before slicing it?

No, you don’t need to peel the zucchini before slicing it. The skin is edible and will add extra fiber and nutrients to the dish.

What other vegetables can I smoke?

You can smoke almost any type of vegetable. Some of my favorites include eggplant, cauliflower, carrots, and potatoes.

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Smoked Zucchini with Sliced Onions

Fresh zucchini sliced and tossed in a mixture of olive oil, sweet onions, and fragrant seasonings, then smoked to flavorful perfection in a cast-iron skillet.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword smoked zucchini, smoked zucchini with onions
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 90kcal
Author Chris Riley


  • 2-3 zucchini small
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked spanish paprika
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • Preheat the smoker to 200 degrees.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the zucchini into slices.
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  • Place the zucchini in a large mixing bowl. Add in the sliced onion, olive oil, garlic, and seasonings.
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  • Stir until all the zucchini is coated.
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  • Pour into a cast-iron skillet.
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  • Place the pan into the smoker and let smoke for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until desired tenderness.
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  • Pull off of the smoker and enjoy as desired.
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Cook times may vary according to type of smoker and temperature consistency.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 321IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 Replies to “Smoked Zucchini With Sliced Onions

  1. I love your recipe. I’ve been doing zucchini on the grill for years and it comes out great every time. I love the idea of filling the cast iron skillet and smoking slower. Gonna do it. Thx

  2. Your write up says you added the onions to the dish after the zucchini was cooked, but the recipe says to cook both vegetables together. Which is it?

  3. This is my new favorite zucchini dish. I smoked for about 20 minutes longer for a softer texture. Spice mixture was spot on. Thanks for sharing.

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