Easy 3-Ingredient Cheesy Baked Zucchini Recipe Is a Family Favorite by Donna John

Easy 3-Ingredient Cheesy Baked Zucchini Recipe Is a Family Favorite

When I was first learning how to cook in my early 20s, my father-in-law shared with me a simple way to cook zucchini. The recipe has just three simple ingredients and super easy prep. (Just what a new cook needs!)

This easy baked zucchini recipe has stood the test of time. Try it and see what your family thinks. 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 35 minutes
Total Time: 30 to 35 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6


  • 4 - 5 zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 1 small can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 - 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put the zucchini into a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the tomato sauce over the zucchini. Toss to coat.
  3. Cover and bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven until zucchini is tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Top with the shredded cheese. Bake another 5 minutes.

Note: You could top the zucchini with grated Parmesan instead of mozzarella. 

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Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
I love this simple but absolutely delicious recipe, Donna John !
Zuchinni and cheese are a match made in heaven...
Nan Chul Shin
Thanks for sharing this.

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