Crusty Parmesan-Herb Zucchini Bites

Parmesan Herb Zucchini Bites-1

Zucchini + me have become quite close this week. Not only was I gifted the largest zucchini of my life but my Crusty Parmesan-Herb Zucchini Bites were featured on Self as part a collection of no-fuss 3-ingredient sides! With the weather being so unseasonably gorgeous here in San Francisco, the hubs and I have invited some friends over to grill this weekend. I’m thinking these delicious little numbers will make the perfect healthy side to accompany my not-so-healthy but necessary cheeseburger.

57 Comments on Crusty Parmesan-Herb Zucchini Bites

  1. Ian Bain
    April 21, 2015 at 7:43 am (1 year ago)

    Amazing how I’ve found this exact recipe, with exactly the same picture and wording, on half-a-dozen other recipe sites. Must be a tough business. Pity they have to steal each other’s recipes.

    • JC
      July 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Most people don’t look at it as stealing. I have found most recipes on other sites. People just want to share a recipe they found and tried.They can’t really mention where it came from because they have no idea where it ” originated” from. She is a dietician and lifestyle blogger not a chef…Just my opinion :-)

      • Patricia
        April 26, 2016 at 1:17 pm (3 months ago)

        Me gusta tu respuesta haya q ver el fondo dar una crítica solo si es constructiva

    • Elle
      August 3, 2015 at 2:49 pm (12 months ago)

      Thanks for letting me know, Ian. I made and photographed these with my own two hands. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of copyright infringement when things go viral on Pinterest. If you’re able to share any of the sites that have posted this exact recipe and photo, I’d love to reach out to them!

    • Nana
      December 23, 2015 at 11:08 pm (7 months ago)

      Pity that one cannot share a recipe – that they never claim as their own – without somene else taking issue with it. Must be difficult to go to dinner without worrying that somehow the restaurant “stole” a recipe and used it.

      • K
        June 30, 2016 at 10:41 pm (1 month ago)

        the problem is that people are passing it off as their own, even copyrighted photographs…. the internet is a tricky place but Elle is in the right in this instance. How hard is it to just say, “found this on the following site, it’s a great recipe, hope you like it as much as I did” when you’re typing up aka stealing this entire page for your own?

        I tried this tonight, Elle, found through another site but saw you’d commented and wanted to make you aware that it’s a great little recipe and I’ll be using it A LOT! :)

  2. Mariam
    September 4, 2014 at 1:49 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Elle, just discovered your blog! Love it and can’t wait to try this recipe! Yummmmm.

    • Elle
      September 5, 2014 at 2:18 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Mariam, I’m so glad! Hope you enjoy them :)

  3. Rita Meier
    August 26, 2014 at 9:37 am (2 years ago)

    Can these be served at room temperature? I want to put them out for a large progressive dinner and can’t heat them at the last minute.

  4. Karen Catherine
    August 11, 2014 at 12:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I need an appetizer for a party. Has anyone tried serving these at room temperature?

    • Elle
      August 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Karen,
      I’m not sure – but you can always prep them ahead of time. One way to do it is to have a few trays ready, and when one comes out of the oven you can put the next one in. Just a thought!

  5. lea
    August 11, 2014 at 8:59 am (2 years ago)

    Hi! I live in Brazil and we don’t have a broiler (they’re not very common here)… any suggestions? Will it work if we just bake them? thanks!

    • Chris K.
      August 11, 2014 at 11:42 am (2 years ago)

      Just try turnin oven up to 425 for the last 5 minutes or so.

    • Elle
      August 15, 2014 at 11:09 am (2 years ago)

      It’s worth a try! I’d recommend cranking up the heat on your oven, moving the rack close to the top and keeping a close eye on them!

  6. Lynn C
    July 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks so good…but I’m wondering if it will be mushy. Can anyone tell me ..

  7. Gabi Patel
    July 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Found this on FB. cut zucchini into sticks and dumped garlic & onion powder, italian seasonings, parm. and Mozzarella cheese. ;) baked and broiled! YUMMY!

  8. Chrissy
    July 8, 2014 at 12:24 am (2 years ago)

    First I would like to say that I made these as a side with dinner for my family and everyone loved them! I just had a baby 8 months ago and I’m on a major body makeover, so I’m counting all my calorie intake.
    How many calories are in one of these?

  9. Darla
    June 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Have made these twice–1st small zucchini, 2nd medium zucchini–and both times ended up mushy. Suggestions?

    • Dan
      June 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Reduce your cooking time the less they are cooked the crispier they will be.

  10. Cindy Milner
    June 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm (2 years ago)

    Second time to make these. This time cut the zuch in rounds so they will cook faster. First time was great but I want instant gratification. Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Cath
    May 30, 2014 at 9:19 am (2 years ago)

    Can you give me an idea of how much 4 medium zucchini weigh? Growing up raising giant zucchini make all the one’s at the grocery look so tiny that I’m not sure what is considered “medium”. I tried this once so far & followed the baking times for medium zucchini & obviously mine were smaller than “medium” because they were overbaked a bit & a little too “smooshy” – but even then, SOOOOO delicious & we ate it all! Thanks for the great idea!

  12. joyce richardson
    May 25, 2014 at 10:56 pm (2 years ago)

    was sent your crusty parmesan zucchini on my facebook and asked our cook at the nursing facility I am in and it was a big success with most.

  13. Kathy Olney
    May 21, 2014 at 8:01 am (2 years ago)

    Was wondering how many servings this makes? Thanks! I have a lot of people on my weight loss program Take Shape for Life who would like to try these, put we are trying to see if they fit into our program. The amount of cheese is messing us up-but we are going to see if it can count as a meal. Thanks for your help! Look forward to making them!!

    • Rima
      June 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Half cup of fresh grated Parmesan is about 215 calories… So figure that out over however many pieces of zucchini. Pretty low in everything!!

  14. Diane
    May 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I think these are going to be great. I am not a person that uses fresh herbs so can I use dried herbs? Thsnk you

    • Elle
      May 16, 2014 at 4:57 am (2 years ago)

      Sure! Would love to know how they turn out!

      • Danna
        May 18, 2014 at 7:26 am (2 years ago)

        made a batch of these and they are great even warmed up, may need to add a little more parm…but lasts for day…if you live alone! LOL

  15. Susan
    April 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Delicious! Thank you!

  16. Jenny Hernandez
    February 20, 2014 at 11:23 am (2 years ago)

    I would add some mashed garlic!!!! Can’t wait to do this very soon!!!!

  17. ms.confused
    January 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm (3 years ago)

    this is delicious! i had no rosemary so i swapped it for dried oregano and it was great. i’ll definetely be making it again

  18. melissa
    December 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm (3 years ago)

    So Good! Thanks 4 sharing

  19. Pam
    December 12, 2013 at 8:01 am (3 years ago)

    I made this last night to go with our dinner. It was easy and delicious!

  20. Sabrina
    November 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm (3 years ago)

    These are so delicious…it’s been three weeks since I discovered your recipe and I can’t stop making them. Thanks for sharing!

    • elle | nutritionella
      January 3, 2014 at 1:43 am (3 years ago)

      I’m so happy! Thanks for letting me know :) Enjoy!

  21. Joy
    November 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Add some panko bread crumbs for a delightful crunch!

  22. leal
    November 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I have made these using fresh basil and oregano. Yum – will try the rosemary and thyme. I also make zucchini pizzas using the larger squash cut into rounds, topped with a bit of marinara sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella – broil until cheese is melted and all is hot. Great for snacks or for a meal.

    • elle | nutritionella
      November 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Love that zucchini pizza idea! YUM

  23. Tayler
    November 3, 2013 at 11:38 am (3 years ago)

    These look so freakin yummy, I featured them as a favorite on my blog :)
    come look!


    • elle | nutritionella
      November 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing, Tayler!

  24. Loralta
    September 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm (3 years ago)

    What has been added that is red?

    • Dominique Hanson
      September 11, 2013 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

      It’s just the oil that the cheese has released while cooking and the cheese crisping up a little bit. It’s part of those really yummy crunchy bits :)

  25. Rosemary Wilcher
    September 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try! They really look amazing and delicious! Thanks, for posting….

  26. Jettsrus
    July 28, 2013 at 10:57 am (3 years ago)

    Oh im excited about this one. I’m actually growing lemon thyme, rosemary, and zucchinis. Although your finished pic looks to have red specks in it, is that the browning of the parmesan?
    Thank you for sharing :)

    • elle | nutritionella
      November 14, 2013 at 5:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes, it is!

  27. jilly
    July 25, 2013 at 8:17 am (3 years ago)

    These look delish..I have made similar on the grill and the only thing I would add if serving as a side is a drizzle of balsamic son calls this the ‘gold standard’ for zucchini lol

    • elle | nutritionella
      November 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm (3 years ago)

      Balsamic glaze is one of my favorite add-ons for veggies! Great idea.

  28. david
    July 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    These look terrific. Thanks so much

  29. Patricia Brenner
    July 11, 2013 at 9:59 am (3 years ago)

    This looks delicious! I love zucchini, but as prolific as it is, I can always use more recipes for it ;-)

  30. AJ
    July 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm (3 years ago)

    YUM! These sound yummy!!


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  31. lauren alysse
    June 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm (3 years ago)

    these look delicious! i’ll have to make them the next time i get zucchini’s! (although it will be really hard to not make them into zucchini bread!)

  32. Amalia
    June 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I actually ate this last night, minus the rosemary and thyme… but plus extra parmesan!

    • elle | nutritionella
      June 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm (3 years ago)

      Extra parm, always.

  33. Hillary
    June 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, YUM! I eat zucchini all summer long. This recipe sounds easy as pie & delish! Congrats on being feature in Self :)

    • elle | nutritionella
      June 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Hillary! :)


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