Parmesan Crusted Zucchini

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Delicious and Healthy Baked Parmesan Zucchini. These spears are crusted in Parmesan cheese and baked to perfection, making them a great side dish for any meal.

We love our veggies, but especially when Parmesan cheese is involved! If you love this baked Parmesan zucchini, be sure to check out: baked parmesan potatoes, parmesan asparagus, and oven roasted vegetables.

Parmesan Crusted Zucchini

baked parmesan zucchini

The hubby and I are actually trying to eat healthier this year. With that said, we’ve been trying to incorporate more veggies into out meals.

We have always loved zucchini as a side dish and wanted to try some Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Spears (now favorites along with Zucchini Boats and Baked Zucchini Chips).

We were so glad we came up with a recipe for this, because not only are they quick to put together (just a few minutes), but they are so delicious and make a great side to any meal.

To be quite honest, I’d eat these things even if I wasn’t trying to be healthy because they are that good. They were inspired by the Fried Parmesan Zucchini Sticks at one of our favorite restaurants – Claim Jumper.

We figure this is the healthy version of that and will be making these weekly because we love them so much (and if you liked the fried foods, you can check out our fried zucchini). 

Zucchini for Parmesan Zucchini Recipe

How to Make Parmesan crusted Zucchini

As mentioned, this recipe is simple and quick.

PREP. Begin, by preheating the oven to 350. Cut the zucchinis in quarters, length-wise and set aside. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray.

DRIZZLE & SEASON. Place the zucchinis on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. You can even use a Spray butter if you’d like. Sprinkle on grated Parmesan cheese and any other spices desired. Some of our favorite include:

  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • dried parsley

BAKE. Bake for 12-14 minutes and broil for the last 2 minutes until cheese is more cooked.

Zucchini Spears


Can you cut the spears in rounds instead? Yes, you can! Just be sure to layer the zucchini in a single layer on the foil. You will also need to cut the baking time down a bit to more like 8 – 10 minutes, but this will vary based on how thick you cut the rounds.

How to Store Parmesan Zucchini? Once baked, you will need to store this in an air-tight container or bag and place in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat by placing in the microwave or we prefer to reheat in the oven for a few minutes (or even broiling)

More Zucchini Recipes: There are so many great and healthy dishes that you an make with zucchini. Along with squash, (which is pretty much prepared the same way) there are countless side dish recipes made with the veggie. Here are some of our favorites:

Baked Parmesan Zucchini

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!!

For more great veggie sides, check out:

Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Recipe

4.86 from 7 votes

Delicious and Healthy Baked Parmesan Zucchini. These spears are crusted in Parmesan cheese and baked to perfection, making them a great side dish for any meal. 

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 36 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 3 medium zucchinis
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Cut the zucchinis in quarters, length-wise. Set aside.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease with cooking spray.

  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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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  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!

    1. 4 stars
      Are these supposed to be somewhat crisp? I’ve made them twice and while I love the flavor, the zucchini sticks are mushy. Am I not baking them long enough?

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

    1. Did you drizzle with olive oil and at the end put under the broiler? I’m not sure why? I’m sorry it didn’t..If you try again, let me know what happens!

  5. I make this, but i cut the zucchini into coins and line a baking sheet with the slices. I loovvee zucchini & asparagus too!!

  6. 5 stars
    I love zucchini fried, but these were amazing! I wasn’t sure what I’d think, but they are a new favorite!! Love the crisp from the cheese1