Zucchini is a vegetable that all my kids will happily eat, especially when it’s paired with a good amount of Parmesan cheese. These cheesy zucchini coins are a tasty, super-simple side dish to make, and a perfect job for your young sous-chef to work on while you prepare the rest of dinner.

Kids in the Kitchen: Cheesy Zucchini Coins

Cheesy Zucchini Coins

  • 3-4 small zucchini
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat the oven to 425° and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Slice the zucchini into rounds (around 1/4″ thick) and place on the cookie sheet.

3. Sprinkle the zucchini rounds with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to taste. You can omit the pepper and/or garlic powder if your kids aren’t fans.

4. With a small spoon, add a little pile of Parmesan cheese to each round. This seems like it would take a long time, but it goes quickly! Also, my kids love doing this part, making sure each zucchini coin has plenty of cheese!

Cooking cheesy zucchini coins with kids

5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the zucchini is soft and the cheese is melted and lightly browned. Keep a close eye after the 15-minute mark so you don’t end up with burnt cheese.

Serve up these cheesy zucchini coins immediately and watch them disappear! Enjoy!

Zucchini coins with Parmesan

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