Baked Parmesan Zucchini

This Baked Parmesan Zucchini recipe is an easy and delicious way to make vegetables in a way that kids will actually eat! They’re crispy, cheesy, and gluten-free.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks: The perfect appetizer or side for your backyard bbq or family meal.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks: The perfect appetizer or side for your backyard bbq or family meal.

I’ve come a long way with getting my kids to eat more vegetables. If you have an extremely picky eater, trust me – I understand how stressful mealtime can be. My kids used to turn their noses up at most vegetables and definitely anything green.

Finally, after years of never giving up on veggies, I got them to eat (and enjoy!) some nutritious vegetables. The trick to getting our kids to eat veggies (and try them!) is to continue to make them in a variety of ways not to stop serving them.

Zucchini is one veggie I always have around and is easy to find nearly year round. So, to keep making zucchini interesting to eat, I make it into zoodles, grate the ends and make mini quiches, and even turn it into waffles.

If you are a vegetable lover, then you can appreciate all the fresh vegetables that summer has to offer. My parents, who are retired, have a glorious garden with an abundance of vegetables nearly year-round. They plant sweet butter lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, watermelon, summer squash, and of course, zucchinis.

I especially love when my parents send over some zucchini from their garden. Their “organic” taste beats the grocery’s flavor every time. Another advantage to having my parents close by is that I can cook in their kitchen any time as well as film recipe videos like this one to show you how to make this delicious recipe at home.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks: The perfect appetizer or side for your backyard bbq or family meal.

What’s more, these zucchini wedges can also be served as an appetizer. The entire dish can be prepped ahead of time, stored in the refrigerator, and thrown in the oven to bake while you are making dinner.

It’s the perfect dish to serve with grilled chicken, sausages, a bowl of creamy tomato soup, and even a few fried eggs.

These baked zucchini wedges are easy to make, healthy, gluten and grain free; so, If you have some zucchini waiting to be cooked in the fridge, this recipe is it!

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Sticks: The perfect appetizer or side for your backyard bbq or family meal.

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

This Baked Parmesan Zucchini recipe is an easy way to add vegetables to dinner that your kids will actually eat! They’re crispy, cheesy, AND gluten-free.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: Appetizer

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchinis, ends removed and quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F; spray a cookie cooling rack with nonstick spray or brush with oil. Place the cooling rack over a baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Place zucchini onto cooling rack, skin side down. Drizzle with olive oil and brush to coat zucchini tops. Sprinkle with Parmesan mixture.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the zucchini is tender and cooked through. Then, broil for 2-3 minutes until the tops are crispy and golden.
  5. Remove from oven; sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

 

Leave a Reply 11 comments

Ashley - June 6, 2016 Reply

These look delicious! Perfect for a summer bbq.

Sophia - June 6, 2016 Reply

Wow, these look amazing.

Holly G. - June 6, 2016 Reply

Love zucchini!

Megan - June 6, 2016 Reply

One of the few veggies that my kids like! Have to make these soon.

Martha - June 7, 2016 Reply

Yummy! These look perfect for a summer party

Madison G. - June 13, 2016 Reply

These look perfect

Kristy - June 16, 2016 Reply

These are amazing! I made these for a BBQ party last week and everybody loved them!

Jess - June 22, 2016 Reply

Just made these yesterday and they were absolutely delicious! Thanks

Sal - June 22, 2016 Reply

Love zucchini!

Gina - June 27, 2016 Reply

These are delicious. Made this with steaks the other day. So good!!

Polly - July 6, 2016 Reply

We made these for our 4th of July BBQ party and they were fantastic!!

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