Parmesan Crusted Zucchini

The hubby and I are actually trying to eat healthier this year. We may even have a small weight-loss competition going on. Nothing major, but kind fun and more motivating to help each other eat healthier and exercise more this year. 😉

We’ve started having more chicken and leaner meats, and I’m always trying to come up with new sides that aren’t so horribly bad, so they other day I thought I’d make some Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Spears. They only too minutes to put together and ended up being delicious and healthy, as well as the perfect side dish for our main dish.

To be quite honest, I’d eat these things even if I wasn’t trying to be healthy but that may be because I have a slight obsession with zucchini – it is so yummy!! 😉

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I have a feeling we will be eating these a lot more often!! They were inspired by the Fried Zucchini Spears you can order at Claim Jumper (which is one of my favs!!) I figure this is the healthy version of that. Sure, they’re not fried but they are still super delicious!
Parmesan Crusted Zucchini
  • 3-4 medium zucchinis
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  1. {reheat oven to 350
  2. Cut the zucchinis in quarters, length-wise. Set aside.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  4. Place zucchinis on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle on grated Parmesan cheese (and any other spices desired).
  6. Top with a little bit of salt and pepper.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  8. Broil for the last 2 minutes until the cheese is more browned.

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If you love zucchini, you’ll definitely want to try this simple and delicious recipe. You can also add or omit anything according to your likes. Some spray butter or sprinkled Parmesan cheese would be great on it too!!

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YUM!! These will definitely be on the menu this week. :)

For more great recipes that include zucchini (and probably not as healthy) be sure to check out:

Delicious Tortellini Sausage Soup Recipe on { } #soup

Tortellini Sausage Soup

The BEST fried zucchini!

Fried Zucchini

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread recipe - SO good!

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    I’m obsessed with zucchini too. I used to hate it as a kid but now as a grown up it’s my favorite. Right along with asparagus. (which I hated as a kid too!) Can’t wait to try these!
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  2. 3

    I love zucchini!! These would be good dipped in some kind of maranara sauce. Yum!
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  3. 5

    Yummy… Pinning :)
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  4. 7

    Those look amazing! I’ve been trying to eat low fat – I can’t wait to try them!


  5. 9

    I just made this for lunch. It was delicious! I ate a whole zucchini by myself.

    I sliced my zucchini a bit smaller, but will do quarters (like you suggest) next time. I lost some of the yummy parmesan because my pieces were a little small. Because I was home with only my 6-year-old and didn’t need to be classy, I had no problem picking up the lost parm with my fingers. Om nom.

  6. 11

    We love zucchini! Can’t wait to try this sometime. Yummy. Happy New Year btw. Pinning.
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  7. 13

    Oh yes that sounds so good!! Zucchini is my all time favorite veggie!
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  8. 15

    These look delicious!!
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  9. 17

    Yummy!! I love zucchini!! My family is going to love this!! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

  10. 19

    These look so good Kristyn! I am always looking for new ways to use zucchini – I love it but the kids don’t really. lol. I will definitely be giving these a try!
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  11. 21

    These look so good, Kristyn! I’m trying to find creative ways to eat more veggies and this would be a really tasty way to accomplish that goal! Pinning right now!
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  12. 23

    Looks so yummy! I cannot wait to try them!

  13. 25

    I’m trying to increase the amount of veggies I am eating….this is simple and looks so good! Thanks
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  14. 27

    I try to watch my calorie intake and I love zucchini so I can’t wait to try these out!
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  15. 29

    Yes Please! These look so good! Thank you for sharing your recipe.
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  16. 30

    I’ve made these a couple of times and just haven’t had the time to comment, but I wanted to tell you that I and my family loved them! I even tried the same thing with potato wedges today and bakes alongside with the zucchinis and they were awesome as well. Can’t wait until asparagus season to try them this way. Thanks for sharing your brilliance!
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  17. 32

    Nice pictures i am gonna try the zucchini bread and others.

  18. 33

    Thanks for the fantastic idea! :-) These were very good and so easy – even if I did set off the smoke detector during the broiling phase.

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    Sheri Merrell :

    Awesome recipes

  20. 35

    This looks like a fantastic way to use the garden zucchini we’re being blessed with this summer. Thanks so much!

  21. 36

    This looks so good! We featured it on our blog – check it out! And thanks so much!

  22. 38

    I have steam veggies most nights, and to be honest I was getting bored of having the same thing. This recipe seemed like an easy way to mix things up a little on the plate. This was super quick and easy. I set fire to the baking sheet, when trying to grill them at the end. I’ll know better next time not to place them so close. That aside, I loved them. Very tasty and easy. I paired them with lamb cutlets and baked carrot recipe and was thrilled with a very tasty meal. A Pinterest success!