I have always loved the zucchini Parm that I grew up with, but now that I am a parent I wanted something quicker, easier, and healthier. This is what I came up with. Enjoy! Serve as a side dish with your favorite tomato sauce and pasta.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 8-inch square pan
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Grease an 8-inch baking pan.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add zucchini, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Increase heat; cook and stir until zucchini is almost soft, about 7 minutes. Drain excess liquid and transfer to the prepared baking pan.

  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and Mexican cheese blend over zucchini.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted and starts to turn brown, about 7 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Please play with the measurements! I don't usually measure when I cook and do a lot of "sprinkling," "covering," and "to taste". So measurements for this recipe have been eyeballed from experience.

I have small kids and they eat pasta better when they have success picking it up with their fork or spoon, so for the kiddos try serving with mini wheels, mini ziti etc.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 3.1g 1% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 18.4mg 6% DV; sodium 212.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2016
This was pretty good! I do wish that it was a bit 'firmer' b/c it was a little hard to serve and for lack of a better word soggy/soft on the bottom but it had good flavor. Next time I would serve this with some sauce on the side for topping. Keep an eye on the broiler b/c I only left mine in for 3 minutes and the top got quite brown so just keep that in mind. This was nice for a change. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2016
This was pretty good! I do wish that it was a bit 'firmer' b/c it was a little hard to serve and for lack of a better word soggy/soft on the bottom but it had good flavor. Next time I would serve this with some sauce on the side for topping. Keep an eye on the broiler b/c I only left mine in for 3 minutes and the top got quite brown so just keep that in mind. This was nice for a change. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2018
I thought this had a good flavor, but as another reviewer said, it was pretty mushy on the bottom. I had drained the water out of my zucchini after I shredded it and again out of the pan after cooking, but it was still soggy. Maybe it should go under the broiler a bit first before adding the cheese. I'm not sure if that would help. It was a nice, different side dish though. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2018
This passed the picky eater test! I added extra cheese I won't do that again because it made it too gooey. Read More
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