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Baked Parmesan Zucchini Bites

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Bites

If you’re looking for a delicious, cheesy snack that’s both healthy and easy to make, look no further than these Baked Parmesan Zucchini Bites! Packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals, and coated with a layer of crunchy, golden-brown parmesan, these tasty bites make the perfect appetizer or party snack. Plus, they’re incredibly simple to whip up – all you need is some zucchini, parmesan cheese, and a few basic ingredients. Ready to get baking? Let’s go!

I am always on the hunt for new, healthy recipes. Sure, there are a lot of great, nutritious recipes out there but how many of them actually taste good? And how many of those healthy recipes will my family truly enjoy? It can be quite a challenge to find something that is nourishing but also delicious! This is especially true when it comes to vegetable recipes. While I would gladly crunch into a bag of raw carrots, not everyone in my house freely enjoys veggies as I do! So, searching for a tasty, healthy vegetable recipe is an ongoing quest.

One vegetable recipe that I can always depend on is my baked parmesan zucchini bites recipe. It is one that I have made time and time again and my husband and kids still ask for it all the time. Of course, I am happy to make it if it means everyone will eat their greens for the day! I have even made this recipe as a zucchini snack and it was gobbled right up! Luckily, these zucchini bites are pretty easy to make so I can put together the whole recipe in just a few minutes. Vegetable recipes that are fast and simple are even better!

Baked Parmesan Zucchini Bites

How to Make Parmesan Zucchini Bites

To make the baked parmesan zucchini bites, just follow the steps below.

1. Start by mixing grated parmesan cheese, fresh chopped rosemary, salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Tips: I like to grate my own parmesan because I think it has a richer flavor but feel free to use the pre grated cheese. It will save you even more time in the kitchen when the cheese is already shredded for you! You can also add any of your favorite herbs to the parmesan cheese mix, giving the zucchini snack your own, personal twist. A little dried basil, a tiny bit of dried sage or even some cayenne pepper would all be great!

2. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise and place them cut side up on a lined baking sheet.

3. Drizzle the zucchini halves with olive oil and then spread the parmesan mix over each zucchini slice. Tip: Use the back of a spoon or your hands to gently pat the parmesan cheese onto the zucchini, making sure the topping sticks well.

4. Cover the zucchini loosely with foil and you are ready to bake!

baked parmesan zucchini

5. Bake the parmesan zucchini halves in the oven for about 20 minutes then remove the layer of foil and broil the veggies for about 5 minutes. The cheese will begin to bubble and turn brown, indicating that the zucchini is ready to eat!

6. Garnish the zucchini with a little fresh parsley if you wish or just serve them straight out of the oven.

Place one zucchini half on everyone’s plate, giving each person their own parmesan zucchini boat. You can also chop the parmesan zucchini into bite sized pieces for a zucchini snack. No matter how you serve it, parmesan zucchini is sure to be a winner in your house!

baked parmesan zucchini bites

It isn’t always easy to find easy, flavorful vegetable recipes. My parmesan zucchini is one of the best I have ever had and really one of the only ways I can get everyone in my family to enjoy zucchini. I hope that it is also a big hit in your house too! Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you have any other amazing, secret veggie recipes, send them my way. We mom’s need to stick together in the quest for the perfect, family-approved veggies!


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Easy Baked Parmesan Zucchini Bites

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


These delicious Parmesan Zucchini bites are great as a healthy snack that also doubles as a side dish! You can also use other herbs such as oregano, basil, and thyme to suit your taste!


  • 4 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1 spring rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Line the lengthwise zucchinis on a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Spread the parmesan mixture on top of each sliced zucchini. Pat mixture on to make sure it sticks.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and broil for about 4-5 minutes or until crisp and the cheese browns a little bit.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.


Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 05/28/2021 / 5:10 am

    YUMM what a great idea! These would taste amazing!

  2. 05/28/2021 / 4:59 am

    I love baked parmesan Zucchini! Would have to try this receipe this weekend.

  3. 05/28/2021 / 4:02 am

    Yummy, yummy. I am a huge fan of zucchini in all of the ways.

  4. 05/28/2021 / 1:18 am

    Zucchini season is coming up and I’m going to try this recipe with non-dairy parmesan. I can’t wait!

  5. 05/27/2021 / 6:53 pm

    I love these things! I make these all the time as kind of a substitute for garlic bread when having pasta.

  6. 05/27/2021 / 3:39 pm

    Now that we aren’t eating pasta anymore, I’ve been trying to find a healthier alternative. Definitely making this next week!

  7. 05/27/2021 / 3:00 pm

    I absolutely love bakes zucchini! I could even just snack on it throughout the day. These are so delicious.

  8. Monica Simpson
    05/27/2021 / 1:12 pm

    I’m looking forward to my zucchini to grow in the garden. I will definitely try this recipe!

  9. 05/27/2021 / 12:54 pm

    Your recipe looks good! It is going to be easy to feed zucchini to a child (or to a picky eater adult) if I prepare it this way. I will make this on the weekend!

  10. Elizabeth O
    05/27/2021 / 10:59 am

    This is such a great recipe! It’s delicious, simple, and fast. It doesn’t get much better than that in my opinion.

  11. 05/27/2021 / 10:55 am

    Those look so good! I love the flavors, and I love the simplicity. Simple is always great for me when I’m in the kitchen. LOL

  12. 05/27/2021 / 10:50 am

    That looks so good! I love recipes like this that are both healthy and flavorful. I can’t wait to try it.

  13. 05/27/2021 / 10:45 am

    If I could give this recipe 10 stars, I would. I do my best to eat healthy, and recipes like this are exactly what helps me do that. Love it.

  14. Ben
    05/27/2021 / 10:40 am

    Aww yeah. This is the recipe for me! It’s got a ton of flavor and not a ton of calories. Love it.

  15. 05/27/2021 / 9:17 am

    These baked parmesan zucchinis look amazing and as a bonus, they are also a healthy snack. I will make them over the weekend. Thank you for the inspiration.

  16. 05/27/2021 / 8:56 am

    I’d definitely love snacking on these delicious and cheesy bakes parmesan zucchini bites. And they’re so easy to make.

  17. Rachel
    05/27/2021 / 5:57 am

    This is a side I would definitely make!

  18. 11/07/2018 / 6:56 pm

    hi from bloggers united. i already commented on today’s post but i love this one too! anything with zucchini is usually a winner in my household. and it looks so easy! thanks for sharing.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

  19. 04/24/2017 / 5:55 pm

    I love zucchini! I will have to try this. Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould.

  20. 07/06/2016 / 11:39 pm

    Me & my husband well my husband mostly loves Zucchini and I have to make these they look so delicious. I love the Zucchini bites at The Cheesecake Factory they are so heavnly good. Yours look so perfect you should be my chef haha. I hate cooking sometims. I just don’t have the energy to do it. Is that a bad thing?

  21. Michelle Elizondo
    06/25/2016 / 11:19 pm

    This is perfect for a Christmas party. It’s so healthy. I would eat it.

  22. Lauryn R
    06/24/2016 / 4:44 pm

    Yum!! I love zucchini and know that I would absolutely love this, I’m practically drooling just looking at them! 🙂 I will definitely be making some today, thanks for sharing!

  23. DJ
    06/21/2016 / 9:59 pm

    These look like a wonderful, healthy snack idea that my family would enjoy.

  24. Deborah Caudill
    06/06/2016 / 3:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing your healthy recipe for Baked Parmesan Zucchini Bites. I saved the recipe on my Pinterest because I don’t want to misplace it before I can make those. I am recuperating from a broken leg and hip, so I haven’t been able to do much cooking lately.

  25. sheila ressel
    06/01/2016 / 1:49 pm

    I love zucchini! This recipe reminds me of the fried zucchini I like to order at local restaurants but is healthier since it’s baked. I will definitely give this a try.

  26. Tanya White
    05/31/2016 / 10:42 pm

    I love Zucchini and I have been looking for different ways to make it, I can’t wait to try this recipe it looks so good and sounds so creative.

  27. aimee place
    05/26/2016 / 12:27 pm

    These sound so yummy. I tried a recipe where I cut the zucchini in spears and mixed the parmesan cheese with a bit a mayo and herbs. It was good but a bit oily from the mayo. I need to try this recipe

  28. Jerry Marquardt
    05/16/2016 / 10:29 pm

    The Baked Parmesan Zucchini Bites recipe looks very delightful. I copied the recipe down in order to make this on the coming weekend. I thank you for sharing this today.

  29. Jeanine Carlson
    05/08/2016 / 6:59 am

    Mmmm, another reason I need to plant more zucchini!

  30. Cheryl
    05/04/2016 / 8:16 am

    These look totally delicious.

  31. Christy Peeples DuBois
    05/03/2016 / 4:35 pm

    I saw these posted on your Facebook page and had to come get the recipe. This looks easy enough for even me to make. Thanks for sharing.

  32. vickie couturier
    05/03/2016 / 11:13 am

    that really looks good,,id love to give this a try too

  33. 04/29/2016 / 8:35 pm

    Zucchini is one of my favorite things to eat. These look so yummy and healthy, too!

  34. tauyanm
    04/29/2016 / 1:38 pm

    thanks for the recipe! i love zucchini! might try this for myself as my family is not fond of this veggie.

  35. 04/28/2016 / 9:57 pm

    I have been looking for some new and healthier side dish options and definitely need more veggies in my diet! These look tasty and all those nutrients is an extra bonus!

  36. 04/28/2016 / 2:53 pm

    I wanna grab this from my screen! I wanna try this for my family. They would love it for sure.

  37. 04/28/2016 / 2:53 am

    Will be sharing this with my mom as she is always talking about her zucchini and not knowing what to do with them!

  38. Amber Ludwig
    04/28/2016 / 2:01 am

    Yummo!! These sound great and love that they are cheesy but not wrecking my waistline!! Plus rosemary rocks my world!

  39. 04/28/2016 / 1:55 am

    I think these would be delicious as snacks or sides! I really need to start using zucchini for recipes more often.

  40. Elizabeth O.
    04/28/2016 / 1:32 am

    I love zucchini, it’s so versatile and it goes with spices and many other ingredients. By far, this is one of the best recipes. Zucchini and parmesan is the best combination, thanks for the recipe!

  41. 04/28/2016 / 1:00 am

    Can’t wait to try these out. I made a zucchini/sweet potato muffin tot tonight and it was tasty. I love anything with zucchini.

  42. wendy
    04/27/2016 / 11:38 pm

    I have had these before and they are great! Man, I think of Tony the Tiger every time I say that… I like mine with a bit of ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side as a dipping sauce! Thank you for the post!

  43. Robin Masshole Mommy
    04/27/2016 / 6:31 pm

    Those sound so good. I think my kids would really like these. I will have to make them some.

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