crusty parmesan-herb zucchini bites

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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.

I’ll be picking the winner of the guess-the-zucchinis-weight giveaway later today so if you haven’t taken a guess yet, go for it! You just might win a cute American Apparel t-shirt of your choice from my little shop. Happy Friday!

49 Comments on crusty parmesan-herb zucchini bites

  1. Mariam
    September 4, 2014 at 1:49 am (3 months 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 (3 months ago)

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

  2. Rita Meier
    August 26, 2014 at 9:37 am (3 months 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.

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

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

    • Elle
      August 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm (4 months 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!

  4. lea
    August 11, 2014 at 8:59 am (4 months 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 (4 months ago)

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

    • Elle
      August 15, 2014 at 11:09 am (4 months 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!

  5. Lynn C
    July 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm (5 months ago)

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

  6. Gabi Patel
    July 8, 2014 at 6:57 pm (5 months ago)

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

  7. Chrissy
    July 8, 2014 at 12:24 am (5 months 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?

  8. Darla
    June 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm (5 months 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 (5 months ago)

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

  9. Cindy Milner
    June 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm (5 months 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.

  10. Cath
    May 30, 2014 at 9:19 am (6 months 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!

  11. joyce richardson
    May 25, 2014 at 10:56 pm (6 months 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.

  12. Kathy Olney
    May 21, 2014 at 8:01 am (6 months 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 (5 months 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!!

  13. Diane
    May 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm (7 months 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 (7 months ago)

      Sure! Would love to know how they turn out!

      • Danna
        May 18, 2014 at 7:26 am (6 months 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

  14. Susan
    April 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm (8 months ago)

    Delicious! Thank you!

  15. Jenny Hernandez
    February 20, 2014 at 11:23 am (9 months ago)

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

  16. ms.confused
    January 11, 2014 at 3:02 pm (11 months 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

  17. melissa
    December 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm (11 months ago)

    So Good! Thanks 4 sharing

  18. Pam
    December 12, 2013 at 8:01 am (12 months ago)

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

  19. Sabrina
    November 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm (1 year 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 (11 months ago)

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

  20. Joy
    November 17, 2013 at 3:44 pm (1 year ago)

    Add some panko bread crumbs for a delightful crunch!

  21. leal
    November 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm (1 year 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 (1 year ago)

      Love that zucchini pizza idea! YUM

  22. Tayler
    November 3, 2013 at 11:38 am (1 year 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 (1 year ago)

      Thanks for sharing, Tayler!

  23. Loralta
    September 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm (1 year ago)

    What has been added that is red?

    • Dominique Hanson
      September 11, 2013 at 9:59 am (1 year 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 :)

  24. Rosemary Wilcher
    September 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm (1 year ago)

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

  25. Jettsrus
    July 28, 2013 at 10:57 am (1 year 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 (1 year ago)

      Yes, it is!

  26. jilly
    July 25, 2013 at 8:17 am (1 year 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 (1 year ago)

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

  27. david
    July 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm (1 year ago)

    These look terrific. Thanks so much

  28. Patricia Brenner
    July 11, 2013 at 9:59 am (1 year ago)

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

  29. AJ
    July 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm (1 year ago)

    YUM! These sound yummy!!


  30. lauren alysse
    June 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm (1 year 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!)

  31. Amalia
    June 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm (1 year 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 (1 year ago)

      Extra parm, always.

  32. Hillary
    June 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm (1 year 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 (1 year ago)

      Thanks Hillary! :)


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