I’ve baked muffins and loaves of zucchini bread. On the savory side I roast vegetables in different combinations including zucchini, corn and tomatoes.
But sometimes I stick to one veggie, which is what I do in this Parmesan roasted zucchini.
How To Cook Zucchini
Sweet or savory, these are the ways I like to prep zucchini:
Roasting: Toss diced zucchini in olive oil, salt and pepper. Then spread it across a sheet pan. At 425 degrees F, roast the zucchini for for about 30 minutes until it has browned at the edges.
Sautéing: Zucchini can be diced and sautéed. Or you can use a spiralizer to cut zucchini into zoodles for a low carb, quick cooking version of pasta
Raw: You can even leave zucchini raw and slice it super thin to create a ribbon salad. Zucchini does not need cooking.
Baking: When you bake with shredded zucchini, make sure to squeeze out as much water as you can. Then you won’t end up with a dense crumb.
This is what you need for this baked zucchini recipe:
Seasoning Mix: onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt & pepper
How To Make Parmesan Roasted Zucchini
For this easy recipe, the most work might be slicing a couple pounds of zucchini into rounds.
Instead of just tossing them in olive oil, salt and pepper before loading up the sheet pan, I make a spice mix with garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper flakes plus the obligatory salt and pepper.
I stir olive oil into the dried seasoning, and then toss it into a big bowl. I like to use hands to do this. Then I am making sure I coat every slice.
Roasting The Zucchini
To give the zucchini a head start roasting, I preheat the oven to 425 degrees F with a sheet pan inside.
The pan will hiss when the zucchini makes contact on the hot metal. It’s important that the slices are in a single layer with a little space in between the rounds, so none are overlapping.
Then I sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the zucchini and roast it for 30-35 minutes until it turns golden brown.
How To Serve Parmesan Roasted Zucchini
Of course, you can serve Parmesan roasted zucchini a side dish. It goes with pretty much any protein. That includes: