Our garden is FINALLY starting to produce some delicious veggies and Zucchini is in full swing! I get so excited for our garden every year (props to my husband for doing most of the work) and zucchini is one of my favorites. I love finding new ways to enjoy it (since we can practically eat it every night if we wanted). This way is one of my favorites! The spices enhances the flavor of the zucchini and the cheese is just an added bonus (who doesn’t love cheese on their veggies?!). The recipe calls for “Johnny’s Garlic Spread & Seasoning” and this can usually be found at Costco or Sam’s Club. However, you can also make your own little blend if you prefer. That is typically what I do. I use salt, pepper, garlic salt, and little bit of dried parsley (for those in my family . . . Santa Maria Seasoning is the BEST here). The great thing about the recipe . . . you don’t have to be exact in your measurements. Just make sure you get each of your spices on every slice of zucchini and you’ll be golden.
Beau and I like our cheese a little more charred, so my picture above reflects that. But, you can broil it for the amount of time that gives you the desired level of golden brown.
I always make this using my Demarle Silpat liner so that the zucchini and the cheese do not stick to my cookie sheet. If you do not have this life-changing kitchen tool, I may suggest lightly spraying your cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray to avoid a not-so-fun pan to wash later.
Let’s get cooking that zucchini! We have a LOT to eat!
Baked Zucchini with Mozzarella
Adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
- 2 medium sized zucchini (about 1-1/2 pounds – enough to cover one large cookie sheet), sliced in ¼-inch thickness
- Johnny’s Garlic Spread & Seasoning (Found it at Costco or Sam’s)
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Lay sliced zucchini out flat on a large cookie sheet. Sprinkle with Johnny’s Garlic Seasoning (or other similar blend).
Bake in the oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes or until crisp tender.
Take the hot pan out of the oven and sprinkle the zucchini with cheese. Turn the oven to broil, throw that cookie sheet back into the oven and let the cheese get all bubbly and a bit browned. This should only take about 3-5 minutes. Be careful here. Broiling things in the oven can get out of control in a fast hurry. (A good tip for broiling is to not move the rack up. . . just keep it in the middle of the oven and things are less likely to burn. It may take a minute longer, but no burnt food)
Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
Fat: 2.1g (1.4g = Sat.)