Baked Zucchini with Parmesan


Baked Zucchini with Parmesan

Learn how to bake zucchini perfectly with this simple and cheesy recipe.

Baked Zucchini with Parmesan
Baked Zucchini with Parmesan

Learn how to bake zucchini to perfection with this simple recipe. Baked Zucchini with Parmesan is a cheesy and flavorful side dish recipe that anyone will enjoy making. This is one of the easiest vegetable side dish recipes you will ever make because it can be made in only 20 minutes with five ingredients. Halved zucchini are seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper before getting topped with a scrumptious combination of Parmesan cheese and minced garlic. The Parmesan zucchini are then baked until golden brown and tender.

Serve this Baked Zucchini with Parmesan alongside chicken, beef, or fish for an amazing meal. Are you more in the mood for a lighter dinner? This oven-roasted zucchini could be served with crusty bread for a quick, tasty, and light meal.

If you're overwhelmed with the number of zucchini growing in your yard, then you'll want to keep this easy zucchini recipe in mind! Save some time by making part of this recipe in advance, too.


Preparation Time5 min

Cooking Time15 min

Cooking MethodBaking, Oven



Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe CourseMain Course, Side Dish, Vegetable

EquipmentBaking/gratin Dish

Five Ingredients or LessYes

MealDinner, Lunch

Taste and TextureCheesy, Savory, Umami

Type of DishGratin, Vegetable


  • 4 small zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Wash and cut the zucchini in half lengthwise. Mince the garlic and combine with the Parmesan cheese in a small bowl.

  2. Arrange the zucchini, cut sides up, in an ovenproof dish or baking pan. Lightly brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Top evenly with the garlic and Parmesan mixture.

  3. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until the zucchini are tender and the cheese is browned.

Prepare Ahead

Step 1 can be prepared several hours in advance.

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps - This scrumptious appetizer is crispy, cheesy, and seasoned to perfection! Everyone will want to grab a handful (or two) when you bring these out of the kitchen.

Morning Glory Farm's Zucchini Bread - You can't go wrong with such a classic quick bread recipe. If you are inundated with zucchini, then consider making a few loaves of this recipe. Stick the extra loaves in the freezer so you can enjoy them later!

Frittata Recipe With Zucchini & Fresh Tomatoes - You'll rise and shine with this healthy frittata! This fabulous dish can be made for a special weekday breakfast, or served for brunch this weekend for family and friends.

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