Parmesan Zucchini Sticks

Appetizers, Food From Friends

Makes 10 (3-piece) servings

2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

Cut zucchini lengthwise into quarters, then cut into 2-inch-long sticks. Combine zucchini, oil, thyme, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes in a medium bowl, and toss to coat. Transfer zucchini sticks to baking sheet, with a flesh side facing down. Roast until just softened and golden, turning so other flesh side is up halfway through, about 15 minutes.

Carefully turn pieces skin side down. Sprinkle evenly with cheese and continue roasting until cheese has melted, about 2 minutes.

Serve warm.

Nutrition at a Glance

Per serving: 35 calories, 2.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 2 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 70 mg sodium

Make-Ahead: Zucchini can be cut up to 1 day ahead and refrigerated in a covered container until ready to use.