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Parmesan Grilled Zucchini Recipe is a must try side dish that even the kids will love. It is so simple to prepare, inexpensive and healthy. Not to mention the grill gives the zucchini such an amazing flavor.

Parmesan Grilled Zucchini spears stacked on a white platter.
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Once the summer grilling season hits, I love grilling out zucchini. To be honest, I don’t think you can cook zucchini any other way than grilled. There is something about the grilled flavor and the crispiness of the zucchini that makes it so fabulous.

Other vegetables I love to grill is Grilled Broccoli, Best Grilled Asparagus and Grilled Vegetables in Foil Pack Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

Grilled parmesan zucchini recipe is always my go-to side dish when we are grilling out. It cooks quick and easy on the grill with the best texture.

Zucchini can be seasoned in many different ways but we love the flavor that the parmesan gives the zucchini.

Ingredients

Parmesan Zucchini Ingredient - zucchini, olive oil, lemon, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese

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How to Make Parmesan Grilled Zucchini

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit). 
Zucchini on a cutting board with the ends cut off

Step 2 – Trim off the ends of the zucchinis and cut it into quarters lengthwise. 

Zucchini spears in a clear bowl with small bowls of seasoning and oil

Step 3 – Place the zucchini in a large mixing bowl. 

Zucchini spears in a bowl topped with seasoning

Step 4 – Top the zucchini with olive oil, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat the zucchinis in the seasonings and oil. 

Seasoned Zucchini spears on the grill

Step 5 – Place the zucchini spears directly on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-5 minutes until the zucchini is slightly charred.  Flip and grill for 3-4 more minutes on the opposite side until the zucchini is tender. 

  • Step 6 – Remove from the grill and place on a serving plate. 
  • Step 7 – Top with the grated parmesan cheese evenly over the zucchini. 
  • Step 8 – Let the zucchinis sit for a few minutes for the cheese to melt slightly and then the zucchini is ready to serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Cooking Zucchini – Zucchini cooks very quickly so make sure not to leave it too long. If cooked to long the zucchini could turn to mush.
  • Seasoning – In less than 10 minutes, your family can enjoy a delicious and healthy side dish. Try adding some red pepper flakes for a little kick. I love that it is so quick to fix zucchini. Feel free to add in balsamic vinegar or Italian seasoning.
  • Cutting Zucchini – Make sure to prepare large zucchini by washing and slicing the zucchini. We like to grill this summer squash in large pieces to prevent them falling into the grill. Cut the sides and then cut in half. You can also cut them in zucchini fries for a fun twist.
  • Lemon – For added flavor feel free to squeeze fresh lemon juice over the zucchini. You can even add in lemon zest to the seasoning mixture.
  • Kabobs – Another way we enjoy zucchini or cutting into rings and placing on skewers.
Parmesan Zucchini Spears stacked on a platter with a pair of tongs holding a zucchini spears ready to serve
Parmesan Zucchini Spears stacked on a platter

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long to Grill Zucchini

Placing the zucchini on the grill doesn’t take long to cook. The zucchini slices grill in about 5 minutes or until they are charred. You can even place the zucchini on a grill pan or cook in a foil packet. All results in a delicious summertime side dish.

Can I Make in the Oven?

Yes, you can easily make this side dish in the oven. Preheat the oven at 375 degrees and place the zucchini squash on a baking sheet. Then cook for about 10 minutes. Make sure to not over cook it. Remove the zucchini from the oven and top with the parmesan cheese. You can also make this side dish in the air fryer. We love using out air fryer and it only takes a few minutes to make the zucchini tender.

How to Store Leftovers

Store you leftover grilled zucchini parmesan in an air tight container. This makes a perfect side side for lunch the next day. Store with your leftover steak or chicken for a healthy lunch.

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Parmesan Grilled Zucchini

5 from 8 votes
Parmesan Grilled Zucchini Recipe is a must try side dish that even the kids will love. It is so simple to prepare, inexpensive and healthy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 76

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  • Trim off the ends of the zucchinis and cut it into quarters lengthwise. 
  • Place the zucchini in a large mixing bowl.  
  • Top the zucchini with olive oil, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Gently toss to coat the zucchinis in the seasonings and oil. 
  • Place the zucchini spears directly on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-5 minutes until the zucchini is slightly charred.  Flip and grill for 3-4 more minutes on the opposite side until the zucchini is tender. 
  • Remove from the grill and place on a serving plate. 
  • Top with the grated parmesan cheese evenly over the zucchini. 
  • Let the zucchinis sit for a few minutes for the cheese to melt slightly and then the zucchini is ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  
We recommend freshly grated Parmesan Cheese for this recipe.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 76kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 4g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 7mg, Sodium 348mg, Potassium 290mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 277IU, Vitamin C 22mg, Calcium 98mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. donna says:

    What temp and how long in the oven

  2. Tammey Sweezer says:

    How do you do it in the oven? Like how long? What temp? Things like this please? I’m always trying different ideas and grilling is not always an option for me. Thank you for such a cool idea. 🙂

  3. Minnie(thelady8home.com) says:

    This is such a great vegetable. This is a cool cool idea, love it. I especially love the fact that it is so easy.