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Gourmet Garlic Zucchini Steaks with Cheese

  • Author: Sophia
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Savor the delicious and healthy Gourmet Garlic Zucchini Steaks with Cheese. Perfect for any diet, this dish combines tender zucchini with rich cheese and aromatic garlic, making it an ideal choice for a quick yet gourmet meal.


  • 2 medium zucchini
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for serving
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 oz. mozzarella, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 oz. Parmesan, finely shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, torn

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  • Prepare Zucchini:
    • Slice zucchinis lengthwise into 4 “steaks” and score the flesh side.
    • Season with salt and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Cook Garlic and Pepper Flakes:
    • In a small pan, cook garlic and red pepper flakes in 2 Tbsp. of olive oil until fragrant. Set aside.
  • Cook Zucchini:
    • In a skillet, cook zucchini flesh side down until golden.
    • Transfer to a baking sheet, flesh side up.
  • Bake Zucchini:
    • Brush the zucchini with garlic oil.
    • Bake until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add Cheese and Broil:
    • Top with shredded mozzarella and Parmesan.
    • Broil until the cheese is melted and browned.
  • Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with torn basil and extra red pepper flakes if desired.


  • For added flavor, sprinkle some red pepper flakes on top before baking.
  • Use a mix of different cheeses for a richer taste.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 210
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 12g