Spicy Roasted Zucchini – A Recipe for Baked Zucchini Slices

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Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.

Spicy Roasted Zucchini Recipe

This recipe for Baked Zucchini Slices comes from a super great cook book that Mom bought Barbara up in Minnesota many, many years ago when Barbara was interning at Hormel Foods.

Vegetables on the side: The Complete Guide to Buying and Cooking, written by Sallie Williams, is one of Barbara’s favorite cookbooks. Why? Because the cookbook has chapters based on each vegetable. She whips this cookbook out every summer when the garden is in full bounty depending on which type of vegetable needs to be used up.

Often times, it’s zucchini that needs to be used up. You know how that goes.  You go to bed, and the next day, there’s approximately 10 zucchinis growing in the garden.

We’ve got a solution!

Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a great way to use the endless zucchini that takes over her kitchen counters each summer. We all love zucchini bread (especially when it has chocolate chips in it like in Mom’s Version) but you can only put so many loaves in the freezer.

Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.

Baked Zucchini Slices Ingredients:

Zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick

Olive Oil

Ground Cumin

Chili Powder

Salt

Flour

Notes About Baked Zucchini:

  • Cut the zucchini about 1/4 inch thick for this recipe. If you cut it thinner, it might get too crispy. Just reduce the cooking time accordingly in that case.
  • Swap out yellow squash for the zucchini or use a combination if desired for this easy baked zucchini recipe.
  • The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily scale it up for a bigger crowd – just grab a larger baking sheet, an extra zucchini and a few more spices!
  • If you’re using up an extra large zucchini, but it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds to discard.
  • So head out to the garden, stop by your local farmers market OR grab a couple zucchinis at the grocery store and make this for a side tonight!
  • This zucchini side dish is great hot or served at room temperature.
  • We are crazy for zucchini. Try Cheesy Zucchini Casserole, Zucchini Quiche, Zucchini Pie, Pan Fried Zucchini and Classic Zucchini bread to name a few.

The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.

How to Make Roasted Zucchini:

For the full recipe and ingredient amounts for easy baked zucchini, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Instructions:

  1. Cut washed zucchini into 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over sliced zucchini; spread onto a shallow baking dish.
  3. Combine chili powder, cumin, flour and salt, and sprinkle half of the spice mix evenly over zucchini.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes, turning once of twice.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning mix over the zucchini, and return to oven for an additional 10-15 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

What can I do with a ton of zucchini?

Here’s 20 zucchini recipes to use up all that garden zucchini.

  1. Classic Zucchini Bread
  2. Stir Fried Italian Zucchini
  3. Healthy Air Fryer Zucchini
  4. Butterscotch Zucchini Cake
  5. Zucchini Pie
  6. Cheesy Summer Squash and Zucchini Casserole
  7. Parmesan Zucchini Squares
  8. Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Mocha Glaze
  9. Zucchini Quiche
  10. Mom’s Perfect Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
  11. Frosted Zucchini Bars with Chocolate Chips
  12. Easy Pan Fried Zucchini
  13. Sour Cream Zucchini Casserole
  14. Healthy Zucchini Tomato Casserole
  15. Zucchini Tomato Bacon Bake
  16. Cheesy Zucchini Soup
  17. Healthy Zucchini Tomato Casserole
  18. Zucchini Tomato Casserole with Ground Beef
  19. Breakfast Casserole with Zucchini
  20. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies

Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.
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Spicy Roasted Zucchini - A Recipe for Baked Zucchini Slices

Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked zucchini, baked zucchini slices, roasted zucchini, spicy roasted zucchini
Servings: 2
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-size zucchini washed and cut into 1/8 inch rounds
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Cut zucchini into 1/4 inch slices.
    Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.
  • In a bowl, drizzle zucchini with olive oil, toss to coat evenly.
    Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.
  • Arrange zucchini in a single layer on a shallow baking sheet.
    Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.
  • In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, flour and salt; sprinkle zucchini with half of seasoning.
    Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.
  • Roast for 25 minutes, turning once or twice.
    Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.
  • Sprinkle the remaining seasoning on top, and cook for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
    Spicy Roasted Zucchini is a recipe for baked zucchini slices with the perfect amount of spice. Serve along any dish for the perfect side. The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.

Notes

  • Cut the zucchini about 1/4 inch thick for this recipe. If you cut it thinner, it might get too crispy. Just reduce the cooking time accordingly in that case.
  • Swap out yellow squash for the zucchini or use a combination if desired for this easy baked zucchini recipe.
  • The great thing about this recipe is that you can easily scale it up for a bigger crowd - just grab a larger baking sheet, an extra zucchini and a few more spices!
  • If you're using up an extra large zucchini, but it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds to discard. 
  • So head out to the garden, stop by your local farmers market OR grab a couple zucchinis at the grocery store and make this for a side tonight!
  • This zucchini side dish is great hot or served at room temperature. 
  • We are crazy for zucchini. Try Cheesy Zucchini Casserole, Zucchini Quiche, Zucchini Pie, Pan Fried Zucchini and Classic Zucchini bread to name a few.

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The gentle spice of this Spicy Roasted Zucchini makes it a perfect side dish for any meal, especially when you need a dish using easy ingredients.

 

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6 Comments

  1. These look tasty… I used to make fried zucchini for my dad since he loved it… my family hasn’t been as excited about it, so I don’t make it anymore… but it may be time to try something like that again. Thank you. 🙂

  2. I just printed off 3 of your recipes. They sound and look delightful. I am anxious to try them. Thank you.

  3. This is delicious and you can change up with Italian flavor 😋 or anything else you like,I always add cheese.Love that it’s baked not fried.supet easy to.

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