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Baked Zucchini

Difficulty:Easy
Cook Time:45 Minutes

Ingredients

  • ■   Olive Oil
  • ■   4 oz Minced Garlic Cloves
  • ■   Sea Salt
  • ■   4 oz Black Pepper
  • ■   Salt
  • ■   4 oz Pepper
  • ■   Olive Oil

Description

4 to 5 Medium Zucchini, Washed & Dried 1 17 oz. box Mutti Italian Chopped Tomatoes 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1/3 Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley 1 Teaspoon Dried Italian Seasonings 2 Finely Minced Garlic Cloves Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Dash of Red Chile Flakes (Optional) Breadcrumb Topping: 1 1/2 Cups Small Stale Country Bread Cubes 1/2 Cup Grated Pecorino Cheese Zest from 1/2 Lemon 1/2 Red Chile Pepper, Chopped (Optional) Salt & Pepper 2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Trim and slice zucchini into thin rounds. Place into a mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients except the breadcrumbs and mix well. Pour the zucchini mixture into an oven-proof casserole dish, cover, and bake for about 30 minutes or until the zucchini are fork tender. While the zucchini are baking, place the bread cubes in a food processor and pulse until they become coarse crumbs. Add the chile pepper, lemon, cheese, salt and pepper and pulse until well mixed but still coarse. Add the parsley and olive oil and pulse once more just until the parsley is chopped. Uncover the zucchini and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top. Return the casserole to the oven without a cover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the top is crisp and brown. Serve. Photo and Recipe adapted from italianfoodforever.com

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • 2. Trim and slice zucchini into thin rounds.
  • 3. Place into a mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients except the breadcrumbs and mix well.
  • 4. Pour the zucchini mixture into an oven-proof casserole dish, cover, and bake for about 30 minutes or until the zucchini are fork tender.
  • 5. While the zucchini are baking, place the bread cubes in a food processor and pulse until they become coarse crumbs.
  • 6. Add the chile pepper, lemon, cheese, salt and pepper and pulse until well mixed but still coarse.
  • 7. Add the parsley and olive oil and pulse once more just until the parsley is chopped.
  • 8. Uncover the zucchini and sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top.
  • 9. Return the casserole to the oven without a cover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the top is crisp and brown. Serve. Photo and Recipe adapted from italianfoodforever.com

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