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Cheesy and Crispy Zucchini Parmesan Recipe: A Veggie Twist on Italian Classic

 

Hey there, fellow foodies! Today, we're diving into the world of Italian flavors with a mouthwatering dish - Zucchini Parmesan! 🥒🧀 If you're a fan of classic Chicken Parmesan, get ready to fall in love with this veggie twist that's equally delicious and satisfying.

I recently stumbled upon an incredible Zucchini Parmesan recipe on The Cozy Cook, and I couldn't wait to share the step-by-step guide with all of you. This dish takes the goodness of zucchinis to a whole new level with a crispy coating and a luscious marinara sauce.

So, let's roll up our sleeves and get ready to create this delightful Zucchini Parmesan!

How To Make Zucchini Parmesan - Step-by-Step

Ingredients:

- 2 large zucchinis, washed and sliced into rounds

- 1 cup all-purpose flour

- 2 large eggs, beaten

- 2 cups breadcrumbs (Panko or regular)

- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

- 1 teaspoon garlic powder

- 1 teaspoon dried oregano

- 1 teaspoon dried basil

- Salt and pepper, to taste

- 1 and 1/2 cups marinara sauce

- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

- Cooking spray or olive oil

Instructions:

1. Preheat Your Oven:

- Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C) to get it all warmed up for the cheesy goodness.

2. Set Up Your Breading Station:

- In three separate shallow dishes, set up your breading station. Fill one dish with all-purpose flour, another with beaten eggs, and the third with a mixture of breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper.

3. Bread the Zucchini Slices:

- Take each zucchini slice and coat it first in flour, shaking off any excess. Then, dip it into the beaten eggs, making sure it's fully coated. Lastly, press the zucchini slice into the breadcrumb mixture, ensuring it's covered on both sides with the delicious seasoning.

4. Arrange on a Baking Sheet:

- Place the breaded zucchini slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Make sure to leave some space between the slices for even baking.

5. Bake to Golden Perfection:

- Give the zucchini slices a light spray of cooking spray or drizzle a bit of olive oil over them. This will help them turn golden brown and crispy during baking.

- Pop the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the zucchini slices are golden and crispy.

6. Assemble the Zucchini Parmesan:

- In a baking dish, spread a layer of marinara sauce at the bottom. Place the baked zucchini slices on top of the sauce, creating a single layer. Top the zucchini with another layer of marinara sauce and sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the top.

7. Bake Until Bubbly and Cheesy:

- Place the assembled Zucchini Parmesan back in the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly, and the mozzarella cheese is melted and gooey.

8. Serve and Savor:

- Your Zucchini Parmesan is now ready to be devoured! Serve it hot with a side of spaghetti or a green salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

This Zucchini Parmesan is a delightful twist on the classic Italian favorite, and it's a fantastic way to enjoy the goodness of zucchinis in a cheesy and comforting dish.

So, head to the market, grab those fresh zucchinis, and let's create this scrumptious Zucchini Parmesan. It's a dish that's sure to become a family favorite and a go-to option when you're craving something comforting and oh-so-flavorful. Happy cooking and savoring, my fellow foodies! 🥒🧀

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