From Pin To Table: Roasted Zucchini

When I saw this photo on Pinterest with the caption "The best way to cook zucchini and carrots!" -- I was intrigued.

Around this time of year, zucchini is so plentiful and inexpensive.  I really love making zucchini cakes (we adore this recipe) but sometimes you just gotta find a way to cook your veggies that doesn't include breadcrumbs and cheese.  Painful, but true.

Original recipe found here.
I started out with some organically grown zucchini ... I'm really making an effort to move to organic produce, especially when the skin is edible (bananas = not as important to go organic as with apples).  This frugal lady is trying to think with her body and not with her wallet.

Slice into sticks and drizzle with olive oil.

Top with a sprinkling of sea salt, cracked black pepper, and two spices of your choosing.  I went with paprika and crushed red pepper.  Toss together to coat.

Then, you just roast at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.

I served my zucchini alongside a beef roast that I did in the Crockpot.  Talk about an easy meal!  And I do have to say -- the zucchini was awesomely yummy.  Next time I may forego the crushed red pepper because these things definitely had some heat to them.

Winner, winner, winner!

I will most definitely be adding this preparation method to the weekly rotation.

You can see all of the delicious recipes I've collected on my Recipe Lovies board on Pinterest here.

Have you tried this high-heat method?  What's your thought on organic produce -- have you incorporated it into your weekly purchases?


  1. We do this a lot too. It is delicious. I find that I like most veggies when roasted on high heat. It really brings out the flavor. I have started doing the more organic purchasing at our farmers markets. I find that the produce lasts longer.

  2. Mmmm. Love zucchini, especially from the farmers market! Another way we like to cook it is in "chip" form, but baked of course. Slice, toss with panko and parm, bake @ 425 for 10-15 minutes, flip, repeat - amazing!

  3. Yum! I have some zucchini that needs to be used up, so I might do this tonight. :)

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  4. I have made this recipe before and LOVE it.

  5. looks so good. can't wait to live somewhere with an oven again!

  6. when i do my "Whole30+" i make them EVERY single night - YUMMMMMMMM - i go VERY light on the Olive oil tho and NO salt :o)

  7. Zucchini is my absolute favorite --- I tried this a few months ago and loved it too... but totally forgot about it! I'll have to make it again soon... glad I saw this!! {now, if only the hubs would eat more freaking vegetables, so I don't feel like it's a waste of time!}

  8. Yum! This is is one of my favorite ways to eat vegetables!!

  9. Yum! I love zucchini and sneak into meals whenever I can. These look great!

  10. I'm Team Roast! JM and I do this with as many veggies as we can find. Tinfoil on a sheet, oil + spices coating the veggies, and let 'em go at high heat. The flavors just pop.

  11. Yum, I love your version! I tried a roasted zucchini a few weeks ago with butter and Parmesan but I wasn't impressed. I think yours sounds better and I must try the zucchini cakes!

  12. Yummy! I just love roasted veggies but have never thought to try roasting zucchini. Thank you for sharing!!!

  13. This sounds great! I love zucchini. I need to try your zucchini cakes recipe too! I heard that you weren't supposed to use olive oil with such high heat-- have you heard that? I've used grapeseed oil for high heat cooking, it's supposed to be better for you!

  14. I love the title of this post :) So cute - that look relish! That is a good way to cute okra, too!

  15. Yum, this looks delicious, we love zucchini!

    We've been transitioning to more and more organic, too over the past couple months. Thankfully easing into it hasn't been that much different on our wallets. And it helps that we have a Trader Joe's nearby.

  16. We eat almost completely organic. Vegetables, fruit, all meats, eggs, dairy. Worth the expense as we never get ill like our friends do.

    Try grilled zucchini and squash - they taste wonderful.

    We probably do roasted one to two times a week. In the spring and summer we then roast vegetables 2-4 times a week just so the house stays cool and does not have the oven heat.

    Since you are in the CLT area - you should consider joining an organic CSA in your area. Delivered to your house on a specific day and it is so rewarding to support local farmers! My family in Southpark does it and said that the baskets for 2 person families are quite generous just as they were when they had the 4 person family baskets.


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