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We’re always looking for new ways to enjoy vegetables, and this parmesan zucchini recipe is a family pleaser. Our family eats a lot of salad because that’s one thing everyone likes. In an effort to branch out from the artisan lettuce or spinach salads doused in Ranch dressing that we frequently eat, I tried this zucchini recipe.

My 7-year-old, who has an insatiable appetite, loves it and could eat an entire zucchini cooked this way if we let her. She and I agree this is our new favorite way to eat zucchini. The recipe is simple enough that my 7-year-old has practically prepared the entire dish herself, from slicing and arranging the zucchini on the baking sheet to sprinkling on the seasonings and cheese, and she likes to slide the baking sheet into the oven with supervision and set the timer.

At the dinner table, my picky 4-year-old only eats the cheese off the top of her zucchini slice, but I guess we can’t win every time, and at least she still eats salad.

The original version of this recipe can be found here. This side dish is so easy to prepare. Make extra because you’ll probably want it! You also could experiment with using an Italian seasoning mix or other seasonings instead of garlic salt and pepper.

Parmesan Zucchini Recipe Ingredients:

– Fresh zucchini, sliced into rounds

– Shredded or grated Parmesan cheese (I use shredded because it melts better)

– Garlic salt

– Freshly ground black pepper (Aldi sells a nice little pepper grinder filled with whole peppercorns in their spice section)


Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray, and arrange zucchini slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle garlic salt and pepper on to taste. Top each zucchini slice with a generous sprinkle of Parmesan (I like a lot!). Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

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