Healthy garlic parmesan zucchini bites that are tender, cheesy, and super easy to make! This nutritious and savory six-ingredient side dish is the perfect gluten-free dinner addition, salad topper, or savory appetizer. Zucchini rounds that are kid-friendly and seriously irresistible!
Best Healthy Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Bites
I must admit, I am always on the search for a new and fun side dish. I love the classics, do get me wrong, but a girl can only have so much roasted broccoli, brussels sprouts, and potatoes. That’s why I decided to get creative in the kitchen and come up with these bad boys! And oh boy, the recipe for the best ever cheesy and healthy side dish is here!
I am addicted to these little zucchini rounds. They are not only nutritious, but they are garlic-y, tender, and crisp. I am not sure about you, but nothing beats a bite of crisp baked cheese (especially parmesan)!
I just love that they are baked and not fried. There is no added oil in this recipe!
With how simple and easy this gluten-free side dish is, I know I’ll be enjoying these garlic bites all year long; plus they are just perfect for as an appetizer, side dish, and game-day snack! These tender, juicy, and crisp zucchini rounds are fun, delicious, and baked to perfection!
Ingredients in Healthy Parmesan Zucchini rounds
You’ll only need a few, simple ingredients to get this easy recipe going! I am all about simplicity and ease, so don’t worry, you won’t need to go to the supermarket and buy a lot of expensive ingredients and spices. You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. For this easy side dish recipe, you’ll need garlic powder, lemon, some parmesan, and of course, zucchini!
- Lemon Juice
- Garlic Powder
- Black Pepper
- Fresh Parmesan
This recipe makes two servings, but don’t you worry…. you can easily double or triple to recipe for a family dinner, dinner party, or special event!
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What You’ll Need to Make Crispy Zucchini Rounds
For this easy recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! You’ll need a baking sheet, and oven, and a chopping knife to cut the zucchini.
- Cutting board
- Chopping knife
- Baking tray
- Measuring cups: 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 Tbsp, and 1/3 cup.
How to Make the Best Ever Healthy Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Bites
My favorite thing about this simple and easy side dish (besides the taste of course) is how easy it is to make! This recipe takes 20 minutes from start to finish and is absolutely perfect for healthy family dinners!
First, preheat your oven to 425F and line and grease a baking tray.
Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine your 1/2 inch zucchini rounds, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until fully coated.
Once ready, evenly space out the zucchini rounds across the greased baking sheet and spray again with olive or avocado oil spray.
Now it’s time to sprinkle some freshly grated parmesan on each round, covering the top completely.
Once finished, pop them in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until zucchini is tender-crisp.
Serve immediately and enjoy you healthy crisp garlic parmesan zucchini rounds!
How to Store Garlic Zucchini Bites
Make extra? No worries, I would save extras in a sealed airtight container in the fridge. You can save any extras for up to 5 days!
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Healthy Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Bites
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/2" rounds
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ⅓ cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 425F and line and grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray or avocado spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine zucchini rounds, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until fully coated.
- Evenly space out zucchini rounds across greased baking sheet and spray with olive or avocado oil spray.
- Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan on each round, covering the top.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until zucchini is tender-crisp.
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