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Baked Parmesan Zucchini

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Baked parmesan zucchini is simple, healthy, and delicious snack or appetizer!  They’re made with fresh zucchini spears, grated parmesan cheese and baked to perfection!

If you love baked vegetables, you should also try these Oven Roasted Vegetables as a side dish.  They’re amazing!

Baked Parmesan Zucchini spears on a plate

A Healthy Side Dish

Are you a fan of zucchini? It’s one of my favorite vegetables. I love that it’s so versatile, easy to cook, and tastes great! We enjoy it all year round, but I especially love it during the summer, when it’s bountiful and inexpensive. This baked parmesan zucchini is the newest way I’ve tried cooking it, and it is definitely a new favorite!  It’s delicious and simple to make, and I love the crunch from the parmesan cheese.

How To Make Zucchini Parmesan

Making this delicious side dish is as easy as it looks and is done in just a couple of steps.

Slice It – First, cut the ends off of the zucchini and then cut the zucchini into wedges.  I use a medium-sized zucchini and I can typically get about a spears from it.  Place the spears onto a baking sheet that you’ve lined with a baking mat or parchment paper.

Season It – Next, drizzling the zucchini spears with olive oil, and then sprinkle each with some grated parmesan cheese.  Lastly, sprinkle a little salt and pepper to taste.

Bake It – Place them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.  Then, switch on the broiler for only a minute or two until they’re golden brown.  Sever them immediately when they’re nice and warm.

slices of zucchini covered in parmesan cheese

Recipe Tip

Cut In Wedges – By cutting the zucchini into smaller wedges (I cut eight wedges per zucchini), the wedges stay crisp after being baked in the oven. They get a nice crunch from the parmesan cheese, but they stay tender on the inside.

Try Dipping Them – I think they’d be delicious dipped in marinara sauce for a delicious side dish. It would also be a perfect healthier substitute for french fries alongside all your burgers this summer!

Baked Parmesan Zucchini wedges on a serving plate

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Baked Parmesan Zucchini spears on a plate
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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Recipe

This baked parmesan zucchini is simple, healthy, and delicious
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, vegetable
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 Spears
Calories 11 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini medium
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Slice the ends off each zucchini. Cut each zucchini into 8 spears. Spread the spears out on a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the zucchini. Sprinkle with parmesan, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes, then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until golden. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Parmesan Zucchini Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Spear)
Calories 11 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 64mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 54IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Baked Zucchini with grated parmesan cheese

 

 

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