Baked Zucchini with Cheese {Secret Recipe Club}

baked zucchini with cheese

One of the things I love about summer is the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables.  And my favorite veggie of all is zucchini.  I could eat it every day.

So when I was perusing Canela Kitchen (my Secret Recipe Club assignment for this month) and came across Gloria’s post on Oven Zucchini with Cheese I knew I was going to make it (and eat it all!)

Gloria’s blog is wonderful.  And she is amazing!  She posts all of her recipes in English and then in Spanish.  Holy smokes!  That’s a lot of work!  A lot of her recipes are South American recipes which look amazing.  I have a soft spot for South American food after being an exchange student to Brasil when I was in high school.  I will definitely be making some other recipes of hers!

Gloria lives in Chile and loves to bake and cook.  She has a huge variety of typical Chilean treat recipes and other typical Chilean food recipes, all of which make my mouth water!

baked zucchini with cheese

Baked Zucchini with Cheese


  • 5-6 small zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan Cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tblsp. Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup cold milk


  1. Boil the zucchini in a pot of salted water for about 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a frying pan, cook the chopped onion in a little oil until tender. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine onion, Panko bread crumbs, 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, eggs, salt and pepper (to taste) and milk. Stir to combine.
  4. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and a little of the inside of the zucchini.
  5. Scoop bread crumb mixture onto the zucchini.
  6. Top with remaining 3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese.
  7. Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.


baked zucchini with cheese

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  1. Erin, it seems like AGES since you had my blog for the SRC, so I was THRILLED that I finally got yours! You have tons of fantastic recipes…I printed off so many. And your new blog look is fantastic, too! I need to stop by more often to say hello…I’ve been stalking you all month 🙂 Thanks for the amazing recipe!!! xo

    PS…love the zucchini boats…yum!

    • Thanks, Liz! That’s a huge compliment coming from you. I think your blog is amazing! Thanks for the kind words!

  2. I LOVE zucchini! This looks super tasty and healthy! Thanks!

  3. Erin this zucchini récipe is one of my favorites too especially in summer, I m happy you like my récipes and I have to say I love your blog! You have lovely récipes!

  4. It is that time of year that I am finding every single zucchini recipe I can. LOL

  5. Yup, we do love zucchini. Stuffing it is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. Your photos look delicious.

  6. Wow! I just want to dig my fork in it!

  7. These look SO delicious! I love zucchini! Great choice!

  8. Your zucchini looks great. I followed you over here from Liz’s blog – and I love the looks of the peach bars she mentioned!

  9. Zucchini and cheese will always make a good meal! Yum.

  10. Wow! These look amazing. I wish I could grab it off the screen! Great choice for SRC!

  11. My neighbors eep gifting me zucchini. This looks like the perfect recipe. Yes, I will try it.

  12. Becca May says:

    I love zucchini! I have some growing at my lake house and they are about ready to be picked! I cant wait to try it! The other recipes linked up here look amazing, too!!!

  13. What a great recipe for all of the squash we have during the summer! Thanks for sharing. Found you through Friday Food Frenzy, but I AM an SRC member (Group A) as well.

  14. What a handy recipe to have with the glut of zucchini I’m starting to get through my CSA share (and a great way to use up the panko bread crumbs in my pantry.)

  15. Sarah L says:

    My neighbor is growing zucchini and has promised me some. This will be a good way to use it.

  16. Rachel F. says:

    Yummy. This definitely looks like a fun recipe that my 2.5 year old can help me with (if she doesn’t try to eat all of the cheese first.) I just pinned it.

  17. How awesome!!! We have a HUGE amount of Zucchini from the garden and I need new ways to present it to the family. The kids will LOVE to make this! Thanks!