Parmesan Zucchini

"My husband dislikes zucchini, but even he gladly eats his servings of this at dinner!"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Clean the medium (or large-ish, if you like your squash as I do!) zucchinis well, cut the ends off, and slice them lengthwise into quarters so that you have eight pieces.
  • Coat the bottom of a baking dish with the olive oil and place the zucchini pieces in the dish.
  • Sprinkle with the seasoning salt (I sometimes lightly spray the zucchini with pan spray before sprinkling on the seasoning salt), then with the Parmesan cheese.
  • Place uncovered in the oven and bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees F.
  • Serve two pieces to each person as a side dish, and enjoy!

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  1. I3butter
    Delish! Next time I will mix the parmesan with some garlic powder and fresh ground pepper, spray the zucchini with pan spray and dredge them in the mixture. This first time around there was more parmesan on the pan than on the zucchini! Thanks for an easy and yummy side dish!
  2. Barb G.
    We have been enjoying Zucchini fixed like this for years.We also like it with garlic powder on it. Makes a great side dish. Thamks for posting it so that other can enjoy it.
  3. Nougat
    Just realized we've been enjoying this recipe for months now and I've never reviewed it. We had this again last night and it is hands down the easiest and most delicious way to prepare zukes that we've ever tried. I use a piece of foil on a small baking sheet and follow the recipe exactly, clean up is done in a moment and the zucchini is to die for, wouldn't change a thing! Thanks so much!
  4. Cookfor5kids hubs
    This is good. Just a word of caution for those reading that they sprinkled these with the salt with a heavy hand- you can over-salt it! I will go easy the next time. As far as the parmesan and getting it to stick, I just put it on a plate and dipped the zucchini in it instead of sprinkling it on. These were great and I even got my non-liking zucchini husband to eat a few pieces. :)
  5. blacksky_ms
    This is a great side dish.I love zucchini but don't like Parmesan cheese so much.Still the combination tasted all right but next time I am going to try another cheese.Oh and I had to bake it for a longer time for them to be done.Thank you.


  1. megs79haz
    This is great and it couldn't be easier. I agree-dip the zucchini instead of trying to sprinkle the cheese-it won't hold otherwise. I used season salt and put the "cheap stuff" parm on it before I put it in the oven (15 min at 350 and 5 at 375 but our oven runs cold) was perfect. Soft but with a little bite-not mushy. Then when they came out I sprinkled some of the "good parm" on top (the freshly grated vs the can) and they were really good.
  2. OutnumberedByPeanuts
    I made dinner for myself out of this recipe last night and it didn't disappoint! Since it was just me, I only used 1 zucchini and omitted the seasoning salt (trying to cut down on sodium consumption). The prep was quick and effortless. I followed others' suggestions and just sprayed the pan with Pam instead of using oil; I also used the tip about spraying the zucchini lightly with Pam before topping with the Parmesan cheese. Admittedly, I'm sure it would have been even better had I used the seasoning salt and more than just the slight sprinkle of Parmesan that I used(I didn't measure, but it was definitely less than the recipe called for); however, it was still delicious and I will definitely make again. Thanks for posting!!!!!
  3. 3vegkids
    very good! i used coarse salt instead of seasoning salt, and it was delicious. i'll definitely keep this recipe in mind for when we are overrun with zucchini at the end of the summer! thank you.
  4. AmandaMcG
    I changed the recipe by using different seasonings, but it turned out great. I never knew that zucchini could taste so good. Instead of the seasoning salt I used italian seasonings, crushed red pepper, oregano and sea salt. I also used the grated parmesan as directed in the recipe.
  5. zaar junkie
    I used yellow squash instead of green zucchini and it turned out well. I baked them in my oven for about 15 minutes at 350, then broiled them until the tops were nice and golden brown. I will probably make these again. Thanks.


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