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Food Hero Recipe: Zucchini Tomato Bake

May 29th, 2012

Never tried zucchini before? This side dish recipe is a great way to make half your plate vegetables, just in time for summer. Zucchini is a summer vegetable that contains more than half of your recommended Vitamin C when eaten with the skin. It also provides a strong nutritional benefit for very few calories- ½ large zucchini with the skin will only cost you about 25 calories but provide 1.5 g of filling fiber and protein each along with potassium, folic acid, and Vitamin B-6.


4 cups zucchini, sliced (about 2 pounds)Click the image for a larger version
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 cups canned tomatoes with juice or 2 cups fresh sliced tomatoes
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1⁄4 cup (1 ounce) grated cheese (try cheddar, mozzarella, or parmesan)


  1. Wash zucchini and cut into 1/4-inch slices.
  2. In large frying pan, cook onion in oil on medium heat until tender.
  3. Add zucchini to onions and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add tomato and seasoning; cook 5 more minutes.
  5. Put mixture into an 8” x 8” square baking dish and sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  7. Refrigerate leftovers within 2-3 hours.


* For information about prep time, cooking time, and to adjust ingredients to particular serving sizes, please view this recipe on the Food Hero website here.

* Click on the image of the nutrition label for a larger picture.

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3 responses to “Food Hero Recipe: Zucchini Tomato Bake”

  1. Desertsoul says:

    Now if this could be made without heating up the kitchen by turning on the oven, it would be great! Think this could be a pan made dish?

  2. Lynn says:

    It could absolutely be a pan made dish- it probably won’t get the same crunchy texture on top as it would in the oven. Another idea could be final cooking on the grill. Thanks for the question!

  3. This looks great I’ll have to try it myself.

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