Baked Zucchini with Parmesan

Updated October 28, 2016
Baked Zucchini with Parmesan

Editor's Note: Baked Zucchini with Parmesan is a cheesy and flavorful side dish recipe that anyone will enjoy making. This is one of the easiest vegetable side dish recipes you will ever make because it can be made in only 20 minutes with five ingredients. Halved zucchini are seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper before getting topped with a scrumptious combination of Parmesan cheese and minced garlic. The zucchini are then baked until golden brown and tender. Serve this Baked Zucchini with Parmesan alongside chicken, beef, or fish for an amazing meal.

This is a tasty, easy side dish. Good with roast leg of lamb, lamb chops, or baked cod.

Makes4 servings

Preparation Time5 min

Cooking Time15 min

Cooking MethodBaking, Oven



Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe CourseVegetable

EquipmentBaking/gratin Dish

Five Ingredients or LessYes


MoodBlue, Stressed

Taste and TextureCheesy, Savory, Umami

Type of DishGratin


  • 4 small zucchini, washed and halved lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Arrange the zucchini, cut sides up, in an ovenproof dish large enough to hold them in a single layer. Lightly brush with the olive oil. Season with the salt and pepper. Mix the Parmesan and garlic together, then sprinkle over the zucchini.

  2. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the zucchini are tender and the cheese is browned.

Prepare Ahead

Step 1 can be prepared several hours in advance.



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Ok, here is a recipe that I enjoyed making, eating, and even cleaning up! My produce coop selected zucchini last week, lots of zucchini so I have tried several zucchini recipes from this website. Thanks! I made a couple of changes. I cut the zucchini into rounds so they were bite size. I didn't have fresh garlic so I used garlic powder. I added some red chili flakes too. They were fantastic and went fast! I am starting another batch! Any other variations that someone's tried?

I love zucchini in the summertime! I wonder if I could adapt this for the grill.

I love making these! They're super tasty AND they're healthy. It's a win-win )

My husband and I loved this easy and tasty zucchini/parm dish. Used organic zucchini and Locatelli Pecorino/Romano. No salt and pepper needed. Delish!

Anytime I can put extra cheese on a dish, I am all about it. And I am all about this Baked Zucchini!

That's all I have to say yum yum



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