Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Healthy Recipe: Crisp Parmesan Zucchini and Squash Sticks


BAKED PARMESAN ZUCCHINI & SQUASH STICK RECIPE

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES
YIELDS: 4 SERVINGS
These crisp, crunchy zucchini and squash sticks are seriously one of my favorite side dishes! Not only are they delicious and healthy, but they're super quick and easy to make! Even the kids will enjoy these babies! 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 zucchinis & 2 squash, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves



INSTRUCTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a cooling rack with nonstick spray and place on a baking sheet; set aside. (don't forget to use the cooling rack over your baking sheet to place your zucchinis/squash, or else the veggies will be limp and soggy, rather than crisp and crunchy))
  • In a small bowl, combine Parmesan, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place zucchini onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan mixture. Place into oven and bake until tender, about 15 minutes. Then broil on top rack for 2-3 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Serve as soon as they're finished and add a garnish of parsley if you'd like.

*And be sure to really keep an eye on them once you switch your oven over to broil. Leaving them in for just one minute too long will burn the Parmesan cheese on top! (I was guilty the first time around, but you live and you learn, right!?)  Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes!

But these really are delicious! Be sure to comment below and let me know what you think!
I found this recipe over at Damn Delicious! Definitely check out her website! She's got TONS of great recipes!

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