My daughter is a very good eater, especially for being so young. She is excited to try new things and likes foods from all over the world. But one thing she “thinks” she doesn’t like is zucchini. However, when I bake up this “zucchini cheesy bread”, she is suddenly a fan. I think all she hears is “cheesy bread”.
I started baking zucchini like this last summer over at my grandparents house. They almost always had some fresh zucchini ready to pick each time I visited. It is a great side dish for meals and is a great alternative to garlic bread with an Italian meal. This is a side the entire family will enjoy!
Ingredients (all organic):
- Zucchini – figure one half per person
- Olive oil or avocado oil
- Garlic powder
- Mozzarella cheese
- Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Clean the zucchini, cut off the ends and slice it lengthwise down the middle.
Lightly drizzle olive oil over the zucchini and sprinkle with garlic powder (I’m pretty generous with the powder). Then sprinkle some sea salt and pepper (optional). Then top with cheese. I used mozzarella when I made it this time, but in the past I have used fresh grated Parmesan cheese and even Monterey Jack cheese. It always tastes great, no matter what cheese I’ve topped it with.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for quick clean up! Bake it at 375°F for 10-12 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender and the cheese starts to brown.
It’s that easy! Give it a try and let me know how you like it.
Can’t wait to try this!
So so good,
Oh YUM. We love garlic bread but this looks even better.
That sounds really good. I cant eat bread but love garlic toast. I’m going to try it.
Lorayne Gothard says
This is so easy and something I have never thought of doing. We will try it!!! Thank you
courtney hennagir says
i am so happy i found this recipe! i have a bunch of zucchini in the fridge and had no idea what to do with it. i sure do now! thank you for this awesome recipe!
I’m glad I could help! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Jenn McCullar says
Looks so yummy, love veggies.
Sounds interesting! and yummy.
Alisha Kostiuk says
We do this too and it is so yummy!
We had it again last night. It is so good and SO easy.
so going to make this on our next spaghetti night!!!
Nicole (@onepunkymama) says
That looks amazing. I LOVE zucchini! This is a great way to get kids to eat it if they’re not big fans. Thanks for sharing!
Yeah, my daughter would never eat it if I didn’t include the word “bread” in it. 🙂
Suzi Satterfield says
Oh my goodness, this looks DELICIOUS! And easy.
Thank you! It is very delicious! I recommend trying different cheeses.
I’m trying this! I’m so excited, I’m carb free right now but I LOVE garlic cheese bread so this is perfect! 🙂 I used parm cheese and mozza but I also used minced garlic instead of powdered because we LOVE garlic in this house 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
Thank you for commenting. I hope you like it as much as our family! We are garlic fanatics too. Fresh garlic would be awesome on that!