Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Quick Baked Zucchini and Yellow Squash Parmigano Recipe

A great economical side dish, everyone raved about, a healthier version than fried.
Taste great with grilled steak, chicken or fish!

1 or 2 green zucchini
2 or 3 small summer yellow squash
Italian style bread crumbs
2 cups of prepared tomato marinara sauce fresh or store bought
1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, oregano, parsley ,fennel seed
salt pepper to taste
cayenne pepper if you like a little heat
long shredded grating cheese
shredded mozzarella
olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Clean ( I lightly scrape some of the seeds out of the squash) wash and slice zucchini in coins, around 1/4 inch thick. Cut the tail ends off the yellow squash and cut them lengthwise, 1/4 inch thick slices.
In a aluminum throw away pan, single layer some yellow and green sliced squash, evenly sprinkle with bread crumbs, herbs, spices, mozzarella and  top with sauce. drizzle with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Repeat until you have only around 1/2 inch left to the top. When your around 1/2 inch from the top, add more sauce if needed, shredded mozzarella and grating cheeses, sprinkle with herbs and spices, end with bread crumbs and drizzle more olive oil.

Bake and cover with foil for around 15 minutes. Take foil off and continue to  cook on 400 degrees until the fork goes through the squash easily and the mozzarella is brown, around 25 more minutes.
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