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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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2 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!

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