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roasted zucchini with parmesan and basil on white plate

Easy Roasted Zucchini With Parmesan & Basil

This quick and healthy vegetable side dish is ready in 30-minutes. Full of flavour and perfect for weeknight dinners!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword basil, parmesan, vegetables, zucchini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4



  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wash and dry zucchini. Remove ends, and then slice zucchini in half. Next, take those halves and slice into quarters, so that you have roughly 3-inch strips of zucchini. Place the zucchini in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle the zucchini with olive oil, garlic powder, dried basil, and salt. Toss zucchini with a spoon until evenly coated with ingredients.
  • Spread the zucchini on the lined baking sheet, making sure to leave a bit of space between pieces. Sprinkle the zucchini with freshly grated Parmigiano-Regianno (parmesan).
  • Place zucchini in the oven for about 20-minutes. When done, zucchini should be fork-tender and the cheese should be melted and browned. Remove from heat and let cool for ~5 minutes.
  • Plate zucchini and top with freshly chopped basil, and extra cheese and seasonings (as desired). Pair with your favourite protein and enjoy!


*When plating the zucchini, make sure not to leave behind any of the crispy cheese bits on the baking sheet! You'll want to sprinkle those on top of the zucchini for maximum flavour!
*While best enjoyed hot, these zucchini can be enjoyed as cold leftovers as well. Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3-4 days.
*Something I love doing with leftovers? Repurposing them into other meals. You can chop up the leftover zucchini and throw it into something easy like a vegetable pasta, pasta salad, a frittata, or add them to a frozen pizza!