Baked zucchini can be prepared in many different ways: crunchy, gratinated, stuffed, they can be served as an appetizer or main course, but they can also be used to make exquisite first courses, such as zucchini stuffed with rice. A versatile vegetable that will allow you to make many delicious and irresistible dishes. So here are 5 recipes to prepare fast and tasty baked zucchini that everyone will like.
1. Crunchy baked zucchini
Crunchy baked zucchini are the best recipe for a tasty, light and fast side dish. An appetizing dish that everyone will like, even children, who usually don't like vegetables: the zucchini will be cut into sticks, covered with breadcrumbs, grated flour and grated Parmesan cheese and baked in the oven at 200 ° for about 20 minutes. Once ready they will be crunchy and appetizing like real chips. A very simple and quick recipe for presenting zucchini in a delicious way.
2. Hasselback zucchini
Hasselback zucchini are a tasty and appetizing side dish. For this preparation the zucchini will be cut into thin slices, dressed with oil and baked in the oven at 200° C until they have softened. Then just sprinkle them with aromatic herbs, pecorino cheese and breadcrumbs and cook au gratin for a few minutes to obtain a tasty dish that can accompanies meat main courses. You can also serve them as a second vegetarian dish.
3. Zucchini au gratin
The zucchini au gratin are an easy and light side dish that can be prepared in a very short time: just wash the zucchini, cut them into slices and cook them in the oven, covered with a mix of grated cheese, breadcrumbs and chopped parsley. In this way you will prepare, in a practical and fast way, a tasty summer side dish, to be served with meat or fish main courses. Once ready you can enjoy your zucchini au gratin hot or at room temperature: they will still be delicious.
4. Zucchini stuffed with ham and mushrooms
The zucchini stuffed with ham and mushrooms can be served as a tasty second course, very easy to prepare. Quickly boil the zucchini, prepare the filling with the mushrooms cooked in a pan, the pulp of the zucchini, the ham and parsley. Once stuffed with the filling, the zucchini must be cooked in the oven at 180 ° for about 20 minutes. It is a versatile recipe, to be made with the filling you prefer: tuna, meat or in the vegetarian version with ricotta cheese. For this recipe you can use both round zucchini and normal zucchini, the result will be excellent in both cases.
5. Zucchini rolls
The zucchini rolls are very easy to prepare, you can then serve them as an appetizer but also for an aperitif or a buffet. Simple and delicious to prepare in a very short time: once washed the zucchini, grate and squeeze them, to remove excess liquids. Roll out the pizza dough roll or pate brisee, add the zucchini to form a homogeneous layer, add a layer of bacon and finally one layer of slices of cheese. Roll gently and place them in the freezer for 20 minutes. After this time, cut them into slices and bake at 180 ° for 30 minutes. Your zucchini rolls are ready.