Baked Zucchini

Beverley Williams

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@Beverley1991

The prep time does NOT include cooking the marinara sauce.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 lb
zucchini
3 Tbsp
olive oil
to taste
salt & pepper
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
3/4 c
grated parmesan cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare the Marinara Sauce or use store bought.
2
Heat oven to 450 degrees.
3
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
4
Cut the zucchini into 1/4 inch slices. Season on both sides with salt and pepper and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
5
Arrange zucchini slices on baking sheets in a single layer and sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
6
Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned and easily pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.
7
Lower the temperature to 375 degrees.
8
Place the marinara sauce in a blender and pulse a few times until it is coarsely pureed.
9
To assemble the dish, oil a 2-quart gratin dish with olive oil.
10
Spread 1/4 cup tomato sauce over bottom of dish.
11
Arrange a third of the zucchini in an even layer over tomato sauce.
12
Spoon a third of remaining sauce over zucchini and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan.
13
Repeat with 2 more layers, ending with 1/4 cup Parmesan. Drizzle on remaining tablespoon olive oil.
14
Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until bubbling and browned on the top and edges.
15
Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian