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Baked zucchini with marinara and melted cheese is about to save your weeknight dinner routine. It’s vegetarian, gluten free, and packed with flavor. | aheadofthyme.com

Baked Zucchini with Marinara and Cheese


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minute
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Description

Baked zucchini with marinara and melted cheese is about to save your weeknight dinner routine. It’s vegetarian, gluten free, and packed with flavor.


Ingredients

  • 5 small zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • Basil, parsley, oregano (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise, then line up on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center goes in easily and the zucchini are completely tender. 
  3. While zucchini is baking, combine mozzarella, parmesan, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl, then stir to combine. 
  4. Top each zucchini with about 2 tablespoons marinara, then sprinkle each with an equal amount of the cheese mixture. Broil on high until cheese is golden brown and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs (optional) and serve immediately.