Cheesy Jalapeno Zucchini

 

Cheesy Jalapeno Zucchini

Thank GODDDDDD it’s officially summer soon. This past winter in New Hampshire was beyond ridiculous. New Englanders are used to dealing with a lot of snow, but this one really put us all over the edge. Now finally the sun is out, the grass is green, and I can remember what a bird looks like! Beyond that, we can dig into some of our favorite summer foods- and one of mine is definitely zucchini. Paired with some grilled chicken, steak, or a burger… there’s nothing better. My husband and I devoured these…the topping is to die for. The flavors blend together so perfectly and the jalapeno adds a nice kick. (Although if nice kicks aren’t your thanggg… you can omit it- the recipe would still be delicious) I obtained the topping idea from BigOven, however in their version, they grate the zucchini and mix everything together in a skillet, which would also be great I’m sure. But I chose to slice the zucchini because I’m a rebellious daredevil. So is Toby. Toby laying downnn

This summer, my extremely hard working husband is working on our back yard and turning what was once a ton of woods, weeds, and brush, into a fabulous lawn. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset last night as we looked out into what will eventually be nice green grass : )

lawn

Baked Cheese Jalapeno Zucchini
Serves: 3 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced about ½ inch thick (they get thinner when they bake)
  • Vegetable spray
  • Salt/Cracked Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup grated or shaved cheese (asiao, parmesan, cheddar are all great options. I used an asiago/parmesan blend)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees *[b]Or cook on a baking pan on the grill*
  2. Place the sliced zucchini on a baking pan coated with vegetable spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix all remaining ingredients in a small pan on medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle on the top of each zucchini slice.
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and begins to brown slightly.

PSSST! Grilling Zucchini is super easy on the  George Foreman! 🙂

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