Zucchini Parmesan

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


All the flavors of your favorite Chicken Parmesan but made with zucchini instead of chicken for a fun appetizer or side dish.


  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced into ½-in. thick rounds
  • Cooking spray
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • cup panko breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Spray large baking pan with cooking spray. Add the zucchini rounds (with flat sides down) in a single layer.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  4. Broil 8 inches from heat source until slightly softened and starting to brown on top, 6-8 minutes.
  5. Top each zucchini round with about 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, some mozzarella cheese and some panko crumbs.
  6. Spray crumbs with cooking spray.
  7. Broil some more until cheese is melted and crumbs are browned, 3-4 minutes.