Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Recipe -
Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Grilled Garlic Parmesan Zucchini

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"This is a summer favorite at my house. So easy and tasty, and complements steak, ribs, chicken or fish. By the way, these can be done in the oven under the broiler as well."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    12 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Cut the zucchini in half crosswise, then slice each half into 3 slices lengthwise, making 6 slices per zucchini.
  3. Mix the butter, garlic, and parsley in a bowl, and spread the mixture on both sides of each zucchini slice. Sprinkle one side of each slice with Parmesan cheese, and place the slices, cheese sides up, crosswise on the preheated grill to keep them from falling through.
  4. Grill the zucchini until the cheese has melted and the slices are cooked through and show grill marks, about 8 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2009

This is a great way to grill zucchini. We've always added a little olive oil to the butter, garlic, parsley mixture. I just cut the zucchini in half and lightly score it then rub the butter mixture into it and grill. The grill marks come out nice. After it's off the grill sprinkle with parmesan and let it melt. If you put parmesan on during grilling it gets messy and may burn. If you want to avoid all that just put it all in a foil packet.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2011

With no indication of how long these should go under the broiler, it's easy to end up with burnt cheese and underdone zucchini. Maybe try to include the instructions instead of just alluding to them.

Aug 17, 2009

This was soooo yummy!!! I cooked in the oven under broil and it turned out great but I had to add a little salt which made it perfect! It was hard to do the butter on the bottom skin side of slices - next time I think I'll just spray my sheet with non-stick and put the butter and cheese on one side. Ty for such a great dish!

Aug 13, 2009

These were fantastic! Admittedly, I didn't really measure anything, just eyeballed it, as we are camping and I'm kinda lazy! I mixed everything, brushed it on the zucchini spears, and slapped them on the grill (ok, Mr. LTH did the last part). They were simple & delightful. These will def be on the menu frequently at the LTH house. TY, angie, for an awesome side dish!!! (Photo on the way)

Jun 20, 2011

This is a terrific recipe! I've made this a few times now for company and people always ask for the recipe and are excited to learn a new way to cook zucchini, especially for the grill. I've taken the advice of some other commenters and used part olive oil, part butter, instead of all butter. I cut the zucchini lengthwise into four pieces; placed the zucchini strips on the grill, curved side up where appropriate. I used a basting brush to coat the top side with the butter/garlic/parsley marinate. After about 5 minutes I flipped the zucchini strips, basted the other side, and sprinkled with parmesan. 4 or 5 minutes later, they’re ready to come off the grill, looking gorgeous and tasting delicious. I highly suggest adding this recipe to your grilling repertoire.

May 19, 2011

Nice, simple side dish requiring little effort and few ingredients. I thought the amounts of butter and Parmesan a little too generous, however, so I just adjusted the amounts to taste. Salt not in order because of the Parmesan, but pepper definitely is. Hubs doesn't care for Parmesan, so he left it off his and I have to say I actually prefered his, without the cheese!

Aug 25, 2009

I'm doing weight watchers and I'm desperate for healthy good-tasting sides. I didn't have any parsley so I went with butter, minced garlic, salt, and the cheap sawdust-style parmesan. SO GOOOOD! can't imagine how good it would be with the right ingredients. Make this!

Aug 24, 2009

Soooo good! I used both zucchini and yellow squash and both were good but I did prefer the zucchini. Made exactly as recipe described and added the parmesean cheese the final couple of minutes just to melt. No way to turn them, I was afraid all the 'good stuff' would fall off. Try this you won't be disappointed.


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  • Calories
  • 146 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 11.8 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 230 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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