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Recipe: Roasted zucchini and summer squash with thyme

Posted June 20, 2013

We're not big lovers of zucchini in my house. The one exception is my younger daughter, who once enjoyed the zucchini served for dinner at a friend's house so much that she pulled the serving bowl toward her and started eating it straight from there.

I scolded her, but only halfheartedly. She's three. And I was pretty excited she was eating more than her share of vegetables.

A neighbor gave us a couple of zucchini and a summer squash the other week. So I searched online for something quick and easy. I usually just saute zucchini and summer squash in a little olive oil or my husband grills them.

I found this recipe from Martha Stewart for roasted zucchini and thyme and gave it a try. It's a tasty way to get rid of some of that zucchini you might have growing in your garden.

We were eating pasta that night so I sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on top - a tasty addition. The next day I ate the leftovers cold for lunch, mixing in a bit of Feta cheese. Yummy.

Roasted zucchini and thyme from

3 zucchini (I used two zucchini and a summer squash)
1 onion
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Quarter and cut zucchini into 1 1/2-inch chunks. Thinly slice onion.

On a rimmed baking sheet, toss zucchini and onion with oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Roast 30 minutes, tossing halfway through.

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  • kpeele Jun 25, 2013

    Thanks for sharing this, Sarah! We had it last night for supper and it was so good that I made more for lunch today.

    julesm- The olive oil and high heat didn't cause any problems for me.

  • julesm Jun 24, 2013

    Is olive oil the best oil to use for a 450 degree roasting?