Delicious and easy Baked Zucchini and Tomato with a cheesy topping is perfect for toasted bread (bruschetta), or use it as a sauce for pasta!
A light and delicious summer recipe to use up all the gorgeous bounty of zucchini and tomatoes this season. Try this recipe for a more traditional version: Tomato and Mozarella Bruschetta.
This recipe comes together quickly and highlights traditional Italian flavors in the topping: sweet cheery tomatoes, basil, oregano, olive oil and sweet and tart- balsamic vinegar.
- Freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
- Grape tomatoes
- Good quality olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Kosher salt
- Fresh or dry basil
- Fresh or dry oregano
This recipe is easy to make! The hardest part is cutting the zucchini and tomatoes. The zucchini are cut in rounds and placed in the bottom of a baking dish. Then, the tomatoes are tossed with the olive oil, balsamic, herbs and salt and layered over the zucchini. Then a final garnish of cheese to get the bubbly topping and bake! Easy and absolutely delicious.
What is Bruschetta?
Bruschetta is pronounced 'brusketa' in Italian. Most people think bruschetta is referring to the tomato topping but it's actually referring to the toasted bread that holds the toppings.
Bruschetta is an antipasto consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt. Variations of toppings may include tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese. I love this baked zucchini and tomato version as a topping!
How to serve You can use this dish as a topping for toasted bread or focaccia. It is equally delicious as a side dish to accompany any meal. Try these: Fast Italian No Knead Ciabatta Bread or Softest No Knead Bread.
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- 3 medium zucchini cut into ¼ inch rounds
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmigiano cheese
- 1 pint grape tomatoes (any variety) diced in quarter pieces
- 4 tablespoons good quality olive oil
- 1 tablespoons good quality balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon dry or fresh basil
- 1 tablespoon dry or fresh oregano
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- Spray an oven safe baking dish (9 inch round or 8x8 rectangular) with cooking spray set aside.
- Mix all the bruschetta ingredients in a bowl and set aside for 15 minutes.
- Arrange the slices of zucchini in the oven safe dish with an overlapping pattern in rows or a spiral if using a round dish. Pour bruschetta topping on top of zucchini and sprinkle cheese over the top.
- Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes until the zucchini is fork tender and the cheese is slightly brown and bubbly. If you notice it starts browning too quickly, tent with aluminum foil.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 25 min
- Category: Savory
- Method: Italian
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: zucchini, tomatoes, bruschetta, dinner, side dish, savory, Italian, vegetarian recipe