Monday, July 12, 2010

Zucchini Parmesan

This simple recipe is perfect for this time of year, since zucchini is in abundance (either in your garden or on sale in the grocery store).
Zucchini Parmesan
Adapted from the recipe found here
2 large zucchini, thinly sliced
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBSP olive oil
1 16 jar spaghetti sauce
1-2 cups mozzarella cheese
Optional: mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, bread crumbs

Here's how it goes. Slice your zucchini.

Then the onion...

Heat the olive oil in your saucepan over medium heat,

Then add the onion, zucchini, and garlic.

Saute to desired tenderness. I prefer my zucchini to still have some crispiness when the dish is done, so once some of the zucchini slices started to show a hint of transparency, I took them off the heat.

Then spread the zucchini mixture into a 9x13 dish.

Pour spaghetti sauce on top:

And stir...

Sprinkle the cheese on top as the finishing touch,

And bake at 325 degrees for approx 20 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is bubbly. This time, I actually baked it at 350 for around 17 minutes.

The finished product:

We ate this sprinkled with parmesan cheese and served with Spinach Souffle and garlic bread (a wonderful vegetarian meal!) and it was soooo yummy.

Especially when you dipped the garlic bread in the tomato sauce...

And I would say the meal was pretty healthy, except we topped it off with brownies and ice cream...:D

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday, Tutorial Tuesday, Tuesdays At The Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Foodie Friday, Ultimate Recipe Swap, and Delicious Dishes.


  1. delicious!

    we love zucchini parmesan -- I roast the zucchini for ours before hand, and I love the added depth of flavor.

  2. Ooo, that looks yummy! I am always looking for new things to do with veggies! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. I've never tried that!! Looks like a good solution to an abundance of zucchini!! :)

  4. Mmmmmm great idea! Thanks - I think I might make this for dinner tonight!

  5. Looks delicious! My zucchini should be getting ready in a week or two... this will certainly make it onto the menu. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That looks so yummy!!!! I wish I had a big ole garden. YUM!

  7. Mmmmmm! That looks so delicious! Thank you for entering it in Tutorial Tuesday!

  8. Yummy! I'll remember this for when I have an astronomical amount of zucchini this year

  9. This looks delicious and simple - I would like to link this to a post I am doing on zucchini.

  10. Oh yum! It looks amazing!
    Thanks for linking up!

  11. We just ate it for dinner. Loved it!

  12. This looks delish! I have lots of zucchini in my garden and am looking for things to do with them, so this recipe I am bookmarking to come back and try. I recently baked a chocolate chip zucchini cake. stop by and see it sometime.

  13. Hello,

    Thanks so much for this delicious sounding recipe.
    I'm going to try it soon.

  14. @Starving Student Survivor: That rocks! Thanks for coming back to tell me!

  15. Heavens to Betsy, that looks soooo good! Gotta try this recipe!


  16. Love this dish, the zucchini's delicious! But any suggestions on adding meat into this? My guy's a definitely meat eater, I am thinking groud beef? Or small pieces of pork chop?

  17. Jenny, I think some sort of spicy sausage would be AWESOME in this! Or not spicy if he doesn't like the heat...

  18. That sounds great, will make this tonight, I am excited!

  19. Tried it last night with hot italian sausage, I added a bit mushroom and one jalapeno too (we love spicy food in this household), It was so tasty, everyone loved it..Thanks for the idea

  20. Looks YuMmY! I need to try this.


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