Baked Zucchini

Beverley Williams


The prep time does NOT include cooking the marinara sauce.

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20 Min
35 Min


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

How to Make Baked Zucchini


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

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About Baked Zucchini

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