Simple and delicious, in this recipe the almost caramelized zucchini are topped with a Parmesan crust. Serve the zucchini like a wedge of pizza, straight from the pan, with the cheese-side up. We named this recipe Mary's Zucchini after the mom of one of our former Test Kitchen managers. It's perfect for just-picked zucchini.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2005

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add zucchini and cook, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes, until tender and most of the slices are golden brown, about 25 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, sprinkle with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve warm.

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Nutrition Facts

85 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 7.3g 2% DV; dietary fiber 2.2g 9% DV; sugars 5.2g; fat 4.8g 7% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 5.1mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 504.6IU 10% DV; vitamin c 40.6mg 68% DV; folate 54.4mcg 14% DV; calcium 112.6mg 11% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 41mg 15% DV; potassium 592.9mg 17% DV; sodium 199.7mg 8% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV.

Reviews (8)

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2017
I will definitely make this again. I sauteed the zucchini to within 1" of it's life so that it was nicely caramelized. Then sprinkled the parmesan cheese. My husband said I could fix those anytime! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/05/2014
Try roasting instead of frying. Pre heat oven to 450-. Cut the squash thin approximately 1/4 inch season with pepper and desired spices( no salt the cheese has enough.) then pat each slice in fresh parmasean grated fine. Push down on the slice forcing the cheese to adhere to the squash flip over and repeat. Lightly shake off extra cheese. Lightly mist a sheet pan with olive oil and place the rounds on the sheet not over crowding. Bake for 10 minutes making sure the bottom of the squash is golden brown. Flip squash over allowing the squash to brown for about 10 minites. The squash is crispy and delicious for less calories and fat. You can use this same method using egg plant. Pros: This recipe is tasty as is and its pretty lite. Cons: If you bake instead of frying the squash are just as tasty if not even better. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
We make this for lunch a lot. Even my 20 month old will eat it. Mine never stick together "like a pizza" which is fine. Sometimes I also use goat cheese just top the zucchini with it after I take it out of the pan. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This dish was awesome. We had it last night with steak and parsley potatoes and it was great. - Thanks! It was just what I was looking for. -Maria Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Basic This is an easy way to add vegetables to a carb-laden Italian dish. I served this as a side with turkey cutlets with pasta and mushrooms. Pros: Very easy prep Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2012
Freakishly Awesome A few months ago I had fried zucchini and fell in love I never had zucchini before (thinking I wouldn't like it). Then I ran across this... OMG! So awesome. I took it to work (work nightshift) with the Honey Mustard Chicken... the highlight of my night...lol. Will make this 10 000 times more throughout my lifetime....lol. Pros: Even good reheated Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
This is one of the best zucchini recipes I have ever tasted! It was so easy to make and the parmesan cheese just topped it off! My family loved it this will go in my favorites Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Zucchini smiles I have been making this for years of course I used butter but will change to the olive oil for a healthy diet. I also mix in Italian spice or just Basil even Dill just pick your favorite flavor. I also like the zucchini dipped in FF Ranch Marinara or Salsa mixed FF sour cream. Just use your imagination and you will find many different ways to serve this. It is really a all purpose side dish. Pros: Easy tasty creamy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Cons: Just tastes so good you want to eat more and more and.... Read More