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.
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.
This is one of those recipes that help my kids be more willing to try vegetables. These look like french fries and they taste cheesy and delicious, every kid’s dream! I believe that eating healthy shouldn’t be boring or bring on a power struggle with the kids. In fact, after years of working on developing healthy (and yummy) recipes that my kids will love, I made comprehensive real food program for families. It’s called the Family KickStart program and it will help your entire family eliminate processed foods together for 30 days.
But don’t worry, your family won’t have to give up the flavors they love. We have healthier pancake recipes, delicious snacks and even a weekly healthy treat for the kids to look forward to. Try a free sample of the Family KickStart program today to see meal plans, recipes and some of my best tips for eating whole food as a whole family!
How to Bake Zucchini
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
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.
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- 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
- 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.
- In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Place zucchini onto cooling rack, skin side down. Drizzle with olive oil and brush to coat zucchini tops. Sprinkle with Parmesan mixture.
- 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.
- Remove from oven; sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.