Crisp, tender zucchini sticks oven-roasted to perfection.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini is a delicious and wholesome dish that transforms fresh zucchini into a flavorful and satisfying appetizer or side. Thin zucchini slices are coated with a mixture of grated Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and savory herbs before being baked to golden perfection. The result is a delightful combination of tender zucchini and a crispy, cheesy crust.
This dish showcases the natural sweetness of zucchini while the Parmesan adds a savory and nutty element. The baking process not only enhances the flavors but also provides a satisfying texture contrast between the tender interior and the crispy exterior.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini is a popular and nutritious way to enjoy this versatile summer squash, offering a savory and satisfying snack or accompaniment that highlights the simplicity of fresh ingredients.
Baked Parmesan Zucchini
- 4 zucchini quartered lengthwise
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Kosher salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
- Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.