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Cheddar Baked Zucchini

This Baked Zucchini with cheddar is an easy side dish made with the popular summer vegetable. Great way to enjoy zucchini this season. Each slice is cheesy and delicious!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked zucchini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 169 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Prepare the vegetable: wash the zucchini, cut off the top and the end, then cut zucchini into ¼″ thick slices. Place all on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and let it sit while you prepare the rest.

  2. Preheat oven to 425° F.

  3. Once you notice droplets of liquid on zucchini, pat it with a paper towel, then place all in a large bowl.
  4. Add Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper, oil, and cheese to the bowl with zucchini slices. Stir together.
  5. Arrange zucchini slices on a baking sheet. For even better results, place them on a rack, so the air can circulate under the zucchini. Top with more cheese if desired.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven. Wait a few minutes, then serve.

Recipe Notes

  • For the best results, I recommend making this dish the same day you will serve it. The longer the zucchini slices sit, the softer they will become.
  • Use yellow, acorn, or butternut squash to make this. I find cheddar cheese pairing with them nicely, but feel free to try other cheeses as well.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Cheddar Baked Zucchini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 241mg10%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 470IU9%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.