Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Zucchini: my tasty toddler-friendly recipe

I've had a few questions about this before, so I thought I'd share my super toddler friendly zucchini recipe with you all. I found this recipe over a year ago and loved it even though I've never been a big fan of zucchini (my vegan sister who also never liked this veggie loves it too!). The best part is how easy it is to make!
  • Pre-heat the oven to 400*F
  • Cut off the tips of your zucchini, and then cut it in half lengthwise. I also like to split into two or three shorter sections so it cooks and cools faster.
  • Place them insides up on a cookie sheet and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle garlic powder, pepper, salt (I barely use any salt), and thyme over your zucchini.
  • Bake for 20 minutes if you like it a little bit firm. We like ours squishy and a little bit brown on top so we leave them in for 40 minutes or so. If you aren't sure- my mom who loves zucchini likes hers firm and those of us who never really liked this veggie like it softer. You could also pull it out and try it after 20 minutes to see what you think, it's easy to cook it more if you change your mind. Let cool and enjoy!

That's it! It makes a great snack or side dish and can be served warm or cold. Yumm-o!


  1. Thanks for posting this! I'll have to try with my toddler soon!

  2. I hope your toddler likes it as much as mine!