Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easy Zucchini Parmesan

Here's a great alternative to having breadsticks with your pizza!  Carb free! 

2-3 Medium size zucchini
olive oil or butter
Parmesan cheese
Garlic salt (or my fav. Garlic & Herb seasoning)

1.  First, slice your zucchini any way you like it.  I cut mine in half width wise, then made lengthwise slices.  I found that thicker slices turned out more crisp, and thinner slices were softer.
2.  Next, spray or brush your zucchini with olive oil, butter, spray butter...what ever you like best. I used butter, of course.  ;)
3.  In a small bowl or ramekin mix together about 2 parts parmesan and 1 part garlic seasoning. I honestly didn't measure. Approximately 1/2c parmesan and 1T garlic seasoning.  It's going to turn out great...you'll see.
4.  Line a cookie sheet with foil (for easy clean-up), and coat with a non-stick spray (or just brush with some butter or olive oil)
5.  Lay the zucchini slices out in a single layer on your cookie sheet.  Brush liberally with butter or oil and sprinkle on the parmesan mixture.
6.  Set your oven to broil.  And bake for about 4-5 min. or until the cheese turns golden. Watch them closely.  All broilers are not created equally.

*Very yummy served with a marinara sauce or a ranch dip.
**Recipe Adapted from SparkRecipes @ SparkPeople.com

1 comment:

  1. My mom has the word "ramekin" on a sticky note on the inside of one of her cupboards so that she'll never forget the name. :) I LOVE that you slipped it in with ease. :)

    This is such a great idea! I always forget the easy stuff--and sometimes it's the best!