Rating: 4.35 stars
221 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 116
  • 4 star values: 77
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

A quick, easy and mouth-watering zucchini recipe. The sesame imparts intense flavor which combines deliciously with the Parmesan and seasonings. Cayenne pepper adds a little kick for those who like some spice in their side dishes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, toss the zucchini with the olive oil, sesame oil, sesame seeds, Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, and garlic salt. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  • Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 2.2g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 2.2mg; sodium 270mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (159)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2008
This would rate 5 stars if it weren't for the fact the cooking time was off. This was a very tasty blend of ingredients and was attractive to serve but at 20 minutes the zucchini all but turned to mush. What a shame. I would suggest checking this after 10 minutes then adding a minute or two as needed until your desired degree of tenderness. Twenty minutes I believe would be way too overcooked for anyone. It lost both color as well as flavor and the mushy texture is unappealing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2012
Kind of bland in my opinion. When I reheated the leftovers in the oven the next day I added another few tablespoons of parmesan cheese and that helped. Read More
(2)
221 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 116
  • 4 star values: 77
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2008
This would rate 5 stars if it weren't for the fact the cooking time was off. This was a very tasty blend of ingredients and was attractive to serve but at 20 minutes the zucchini all but turned to mush. What a shame. I would suggest checking this after 10 minutes then adding a minute or two as needed until your desired degree of tenderness. Twenty minutes I believe would be way too overcooked for anyone. It lost both color as well as flavor and the mushy texture is unappealing. Read More
(212)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
This one's gotten rave reviews from all my friends. I also cut the olive oil in half, and add a bit more sesame seeds. I find it works best to coat the zucchini in oil, then sprinkle on the other ingredients and mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2004
I added a can of black beans and a can of chickpeas to the recipe to make it a main dish instead of a side dish. I doubled everything except for the zucchini and it turned out great. The beans and zucchini were coated with a flavourful crisp coating that my husband and I both enjoyed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2008
I really liked this but feel the cooking time is off. I cooked mine at 375 for 10 minutes and 5 minutes on broil. They were perfect and absolutely delicious! The cayenne lends a nice bite. For a special touch sprinkle extra parmesan after pulling out of oven. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
(41)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2005
the zucchini was flavorful and easy to make. i used 2 zucchinis and the oil was a little much so i'd cut back a lot on the oil next time. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
delicious I throw all ingredients in a zip bag and shake to cover well! Party Pleaser Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2007
Very Tasty! I took the advice of others and reduced the olive oil thank goodness because I thought it was too much even reduced! I have made it several times and am using more sesame oil instead for the flavor and adding more cayenne for the kick. The kids balk sometimes but us grown ups love it! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2005
Great idea! My kids loved this but I did make some changes. Instead of olive oil I used two tablespoons of low cal Italian dressing to save on fat and calories. My kids do not like sesame seeds so I left them out. I baked them in a deeper dish instead of in one layer and of course that takes longer. My kids loved it and so did I -- I will make this one again. Thanks! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2004
As someone who is really not fond of zucchini I must say this was a very nice side dish. I only used 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the next time I make this recipe I'll try using olive oil cooking spray instead. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2012
Kind of bland in my opinion. When I reheated the leftovers in the oven the next day I added another few tablespoons of parmesan cheese and that helped. Read More
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