Parmesan Crusted Zucchini

Sides · January 7, 2014

Delicious and healthy Parmesan Zucchini Spears recipe on { lilluna.com } Very easy and so good! Only takes a few ingredients!!

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. πŸ˜‰

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 take two 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!! πŸ˜‰

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!

Here are the video instructions:

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Here is the printable recipe:

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Parmesan Crusted Zucchini
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 medium zucchinis
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  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.

Delicious and healthy Parmesan Zucchini Spears recipe on { lilluna.com } Very easy and so good! Only takes a few ingredients!!

Delicious and healthy Parmesan Zucchini Spears recipe on { lilluna.com } Very easy and so good! Only takes a few ingredients!!Delicious and healthy Parmesan Zucchini Spears recipe on { lilluna.com } Very easy and so good! Only takes a few ingredients!!Delicious and healthy Parmesan Zucchini Spears recipe on { lilluna.com } Very easy and so good! Only takes a few ingredients!!

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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Delicious and healthy Parmesan Zucchini Spears recipe on { lilluna.com } Very easy and so good! Only takes a few ingredients!!

YUM!! These will definitely be on the menu this week. πŸ™‚

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

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Tortellini Sausage Soup

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Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread

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Mique

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!

    Lil' Luna

    Zucchini and Asparagus are like my two favorites- could them every day!! πŸ˜€

    Marcus

    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?

      Lil' Luna

      Because zucchini is so moist they sometimes do get mushy. I would cut thinner strips if you are wanting it to be more crispy. πŸ˜‰

Tanya

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

    Lil' Luna

    Ooooh yes – Marinara Sauce would be great! Will try that next time. πŸ™‚

Desiree @ The36thAvenue

Yummy… Pinning πŸ™‚

jen @ Tatertots & Jello

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

xoxo

Becca

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.

Theresa @DearCreatives

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

Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road

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

    Lil' Luna

    Same!! It’s like the one veggie I’ve loved even since I was little. πŸ˜‰

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These look delicious!!

Crystal

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

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks, Crystal! They really will love it – it’s so good!! πŸ˜€

Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

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!

    Lil' Luna

    Only 1 of the 3 older kids like them… maybe one day they’ll actually eat everything I make. πŸ˜‰

Carrie This Home

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!

Whitney

Looks so yummy! I cannot wait to try them!

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks! They really are delish!! Thank you for stopping by. πŸ˜€

Sheryl

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

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks, Sheryl. You’ll have to let me know if you give them a try. I think you’ll love them! πŸ˜€

KayleneP @ The Links Site

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

    Lil' Luna

    You will love them – they are seriously SOOO good! ;D

Katie Adams

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

Alicia S

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!

    Lil' Luna

    Yay!! LOVE to heat that Alicia! And I’ll be sharing my version for Asparagus too. Isn’t it so easy and so delicious?!

di lew

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

Stacy Myers

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

Sheri Merrell

Awesome recipes

Deborah @ mommycrusader

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

Jessica

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

http://www.templesquarehospitality.com/blogs/weddings/?p=2702

Jeanie

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!

Teresa

I was wondering why my fried zucchini didn’t turn out quite right, no bread crumbs.
Thanks,
Teresa

    Lil' Luna

    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!

Ange Gibbs

In your introduction you say this recipe “takes just too minutes” Too? Surely you mean TWO. (If you have fast hands)

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, I do mean two πŸ™‚ I’ll fix that. Thank you!

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