I am always looking for a way to make vegetables more appealing to my daughters. I can’t just offer them a zucchini and expect them to get excited. Of course, one thing that never proves to make a vegetable look boring is cheese. That is why I decided to use cheese as my secret weapon in this healthy zucchini side dish recipe.
You will need the following ingredients to make your healthy zucchini side dish:
- Baking pan
- Olive oil
- Fresh garlic
- Diced tomatoes
- Mozzarella cheese
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Black olives
Follow these steps to make your healthy zucchini side dish:
Rinse your zucchini off and cut it in half lengthwise. Some people like to refer to these as zucchini boats.
Set your zucchini halves in your baking dish. If you want you can cut them so that you have quarters. I like to do this as each quarter is about the size of what I would serve each of my family members.
In a small bowl combine 1/8 cup of olive oil, 3 garlic cloves diced, and 1 Tablespoon of parmesan cheese. Spread this mixture over your zucchinis.
Place a few diced tomatoes on top of the zucchinis and set in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees F. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
Sprinkle a mixture of mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese over the top of the zucchini halves. Decorate with a few olive slices.
Bake the zucchinis another 5 minutes, or until the cheese completely melts.