Low-Carb Living ~ Parmesan Squash Bake

Friday, August 10, 2012

We're getting to THAT time of year -- you know what time I am talking about -- when you don't dare leave your car unlocked for FEAR that someone will put a bag of zucchini in it for you :)


Yep, you plant a zucchini and you can easily feed a neighborhood -- one plant can certainly give you zucchini overload. If you've had your fill of frying them, baking them, grating and freezing them and have made fritters, muffins, breads and such, may I suggest a WONDERFUL low-carb recipe that will make you wonder WHY you've not planted more!!

Parmesan Squash Bake
(Printable Version)

2 medium green zucchini
2-3 medium yellow zucchini or summer squash
1/2 medium sweet yellow onion, sliced
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
sea salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small pan, heat about 1 tbsp of olive oil. Slice onion and saute the until soften, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic and sautee for another minute or so. Place the onion/garlic mixture into the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish. Slice the zucchini and squash into thin slices. Layer them into 4 rows across the dish, covering the onions. Slowly drizzle the olive oil over the pieces until they are evenly coated. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Bake for 30 minutes, uncovered. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until the squash is soft and the cheese browned. Serves 6.

Net carbs per serving: 4.5 (170 calories)



11 comments:

  1. Denise said...:

    Hi Gail,

    Wow, this looks delicious!! Each of these ingredients are things I like but hadn't thought of putting them together this way. Yum! I'll certainly have to give this a try. :)

    I've been following your blog for over a year now; I started following for the recipes (the older, not-so-healthy ones). :-) You must be a wonderful cook and baker. My husband and I need to lose some weight, so I'll have to start trying these low-carb ideas.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  1. Shannon said...:

    It looks delicious, I will definitely be making this!!

  1. Yum!! DH and I love dishes like this!

  1. Shug said...:

    Pure Joy to the taste buds! I know it is delicious.
    Have a great day..
    shug

  1. arkie said...:

    Very pretty dish! I do something similar to this but just mix the onion and squash together and microwave them for about 10 min. Then, I put this into an oven safe dish and top with the olive oil and cheeses. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese melts and squash is soft. It's yummy but not as pretty as yours is!

  1. cindy said...:

    Gail-how are you doing on the low carb? I’m thinking about trying it. Sugar reigns in our life and I am tired of it!!

    Cindy

  1. Squash and parmesan cheese alway sget my attention :) This sounds delicious!

  1. Hey, I LOVe zucchini and would be happy if someone held up a few bags in front of my face :) :) :) This recipe looks really goood :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  1. Carla said...:

    Cute about leaving your car unlocked :)

    This sounds very good. Thanks for sharing!

  1. Two things I love, squash and cheese!
    Looks great will be giving this a try for sure.
    Thanks for sharing it!

  1. Debbie said...:

    Excellent! Parmesan is a "must have" with my squash most of the time. I even have a great backed recipe with it. However, that recipe also has pancake mix in it. This is a low carb lovers dream. Thanks!

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