Side Dish

Garlic Roasted Zucchini

Garlic Roasted Zucchini (The Gingered Whisk)

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I bet you like super easy, healthy and delicious meals, right? I mean, who doesn’t! Just dumping ingredients in a pan and letting them cook themselves is pretty much the best thing ever.

Seasoned with a little bit of rosemary and topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese, these garlic roasted zucchini bites makes a perfect and utterly simple side dish for almost any meal –> meat off the grill, mac and cheese, even as a pasta topper. I use a few large zucchini, make an absolute ton of it, and eat it on top of everything for two solid days. It is sooo good, and I know you will love it, too!

Garlic Roasted Zucchini is a great summer side dish
Quick and easy dinners are amazing. With only the effort to throw stuff in a pan and let it cook itself, this is the key to winning dinner on a weeknight. Hence, roasted veggies are awesome. Pretty much any vegetable is awesome roasted with some olive oil and garlic – and zucchini is no exception! Because life is busy, and I would much rather be playing with my girls than spending a ridiculous amount of time cooking dinner and washing dishes.
Garlic Roasted Zucchini (The Gingered Whisk)

The key to simple dishes like this is using quality ingredients – fresh zucchini and garlic, real parmesan cheese, and the great olive oil!

If you are looking for other super easy and delicious veggie dishes, I have the some other amazing and easy recipes for you. You definitely need to check out my absolute favorite Roasted Broccoli and Garlic Roasted Carrots! They are pretty delicious, and take almost no effort at all.  I mean, really, you can’t go wrong with garlic roasted any veggie, am I right?

 

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Garlic Roasted Zucchini

Garlic Roasted Zucchini
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  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

2 Zucchini (give or take depending on size and how many people you are feeding)

1 TBSP Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 TBSP fresh minced Rosemary

1 Garlic cloves, sliced

1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 F.


Cut zucchini into large coins and then quarter.


Place the zucchini and garlic in a large ziplock bag, drizzle in enough olive oil to coat, sprinkle in some salt and pepper, a bit of crushed rosemary and squish to coat.


Turn the zucchini out onto a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the zucchini is soft and starting to turn golden in a few places.


Spoon the zucchini into a serving bowl and garnish with parmesan cheese.


Enjoy!

Psst… Looking for a solid chicken recipe to help you get a delicious meal on the table any night of the week in under 30 minutes? Yeah, I thought you might! Check out my Parmesan Crusted Chicken!
quick weeknight dinner ideas!

Looking for other super easy roasted vegetable side dish recipes? Check these out!

 

This easy recipe for garlic roasted zucchini is foolproof and perfect! Your family will love it! An amazing side dish for any summer meal! 
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26 Comments

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    Anonymous
    June 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    How many garlic cloves?

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      jennifer
      June 24, 2012 at 5:47 PM

      It really depends on the size of your zucchini and garlic cloves. I would recommend using 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced.

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    Lisa
    June 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    You know what I love about this garlic, roasted zucchini? !) When zucchini season peaks and your neighbors and friends give you pounds of it, you can make this over and over..and 2) you can eat as much as you like without the guilt 🙂 This is bookmarked, Jenni!

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    Dana
    June 25, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Yum Yum Yum! I love roasted veggies- they give you such a ton of flavor for just a little effort.

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    Anonymous
    July 14, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    This looks great! Do you think you could also roast yellow summer squash with this? I've never roasted squash and am not sure if it would cook well this way.

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      jennifer
      July 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM

      Totally!!! This would be great with yellow squash, too! Or a combination of yellow and green! 🙂

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    Maddy
    July 16, 2012 at 11:48 PM

    This was delicious! Very flavorful…I added summer squash & tomatoes because they were just picked out of the garden. I'm sharing this with all my friends & will definitely make it again.

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      jennifer
      July 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it! And yes, the addition of summer squash and tomatoes would be awesome!!! 🙂

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    Suzie
    July 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    I made this tonight and it is now my favorite veggie dish!!

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      jennifer
      July 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM

      Yay! I am so glad you liked them!!!! 🙂

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    Anonymous
    August 7, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    This looks delicious. I'll try it soon. However, I might try this on the grill. I love grilled veggies and it saves turning on the oven on hot summer days.

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    Anonymous
    August 9, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    I love this! Did it on a grill basket until the zucchini were done! Tasted fantastic alongside my grilled main dish meat! 😀

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      jennifer
      August 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM

      A grill basket would be an excellent way to cook them! I keep trying to convince my husband we need one! 🙂

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    Anonymous
    August 10, 2012 at 3:16 AM

    I love zuccini roasted on the grill and look forward to trying your recipe. My zuccini is the round (baseball) zuccini which I will slice about 1/2 inch thick to roast.

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    Anonymous
    August 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Im trying this today! Im trying to get my little ones to eat their veggies so if they like this ill be happy!

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    Anonymous
    August 22, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    This is delish! I couldn't get the kids to eat it but I loved it and I usually only like zucchini in zucchini bread or doused with Ranch dressing! Excellent recipe – thanks!

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      jennifer
      August 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      Yay! Glad you liked it! Zucchini is good doused with Ranch, too (but what isn't?!). Keep trying with the kiddos – sometimes it takes a while before a kid figures out they like something. Keep offering it in different ways, cooked differently. Eventually they will like something!

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    Anonymous
    August 23, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    Excellent dish! Made these tonight.

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    Trouble OHara
    August 29, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    I saw your recipe and it looks great! Only I am going to turn it into a main dish. I will cut and cook the zucchini the way you said, cook a couple of med sized steaks med/rare and boil some pasta, penne. Then I am going to combine all the ingredients, add a little soy sauce (and cut back on the salt), mix and ta dum! Dinner! Thanks for the idea!

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    What a Dish!
    January 25, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    I made this for dinner tonight- so EASY and flavorful! Want to try it this summer when zucchini is in season and therefore super cheap.

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    Barb
    September 8, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    This sounds, and looks good, but I'm very much a recipe follower, and not an improviser. Could you give some recommended amounts of the olive oil and seasonings?

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      jennifer
      September 10, 2013 at 6:15 PM

      Hi Barb! This is definitely a dish where you don't need exact measurements, and I encourage you to try it without! Just use what looks, smells and tastes right to you. Start with a little and gradually add more until you think it looks good. You can do it! (You could start with 2 medium zucchini, 1-2 medium cloves of garlic, a few TBSP of olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper each (add more if you like) and 1 tsp dried rosemary. The amount of parmesan cheese would depend on whether you are using real shredded cheese or the kraft-type powder – 1/4 cup of either would be a good place to start, adding more if you think you need it.

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    gloria
    November 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    I am going to make this for my dinner. I don't need other courses. Love to eat veggies for dinner.

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    A Day in Candiland
    April 26, 2016 at 9:07 PM

    I really like zucchini, I wish I could get my kids to eat it.

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    The Kitchen Wife
    April 26, 2016 at 10:48 PM

    This looks DELICIOUS! I am putting it on my meal plan for next week!

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