Veggie Cheese Skillet

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Craving a little comfort food? We know what you mean! These cravings can be lethal to a clean eating plan. SkinnyMs. has developed a spectacular, cheesy dish to satisfy your craving without the calories. It’s called the One-Pot Veggie Cheese Skillet! Sound good? Then read on for the super easy skillet dish how-to.

Grab half a cup of parmesan cheese and half a cup of your (reduced fat!) melting cheese of choice. Slice up some baby bella mushrooms, zucchini, and onions. Season your growing one-pot veggie skillet with some fresh thyme, rosemary, garlic, and pepper. Add the cheese and breadcrumbs for an irresistible texture. When your one-pot sensation is ready, top it with a delicate parsley garnish. Your craving will be satisfied, your time will be free, and your love handles will be spared. Dig in to a tasty skillet meal!

One-Pot Cheesy Veggie Skillet

One-Pot Cheesy Veggie Skillet

Yields: 6 servings | Calories: 142 | Total Fat: 9 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Sodium: 378 mg | Cholesterol: 17 mg | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 8 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 5


  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat swiss, mild cheddar or other melting cheese of choice
  • 1 cup sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini (about 2 medium-sized zucchini)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs, whole wheat preferred
  • 2/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. In an oven safe (no teflon or plastic) sauté pan over medium-low heat, place onions in one tablespoon olive oil. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt. Allow to cook until onions are softened and transparent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the zucchini, mushrooms, and herbs. Allow to cook for an additional 5 to 8 minutes, until the zucchini is softened, all the water released from the vegetables has evaporated, and mushrooms are browned. Add the minced garlic and remaining salt. Cook for 30 seconds longer. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the melting cheese, followed by the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Top with the panko breadcrumbs. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
  5. Turn on the broiler. Place the pan under the broiler for 5 to 8 minutes or until the top cheese is golden.
  6. Remove and sprinkle with the parsley before serving, if using. Enjoy!

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2 Comments on "Veggie Cheese Skillet"

  1. megan  April 15, 2016

    Are we supposed to use grated or shredded Parmesan cheese?

    • SkinnyMs.  April 15, 2016

      We used grated Parmesan, but either will work.


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