Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping

July 25, 2022
Three words describe Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping -- Quick. Easy. And delicious. If you've got tons of zucchini coming in from your garden, check out this fabulously tasty way to enjoy it. It's a super easy zucchini side dish that takes all of about 10 minutes hands-on time to make.

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Summertime is zucchini time! If you've got even just one zucchini plant in your backyard, you know you have an abundance of this prolific summer veggie. -- And even though we love it, with this abundance? -- It can get tough continually coming up with tasty ways to enjoy it.

One of our favorite ways to enjoy our garden-fresh zucchini is this Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping. In this easy dish, medium-sized zucchini are cut in half the long way, slathered with Dijon mustard (or mayonnaise, if you prefer), topped with a tasty mixture of bread crumbs and Feta cheese, and broiled until the topping is a nice golden brown.

The result is zucchini deliciousness, for sure. The zucchini itself becomes tender while still maintaining some of its crispness. And the flavors of the warm zucchini, Dijon mustard tang, and salty Feta cheese work really nicely together.

Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping is one super easy, super tasty zucchini side dish that takes all of about 10 minutes hands-on time to prepare. Which certainly makes it one fabulous way to enjoy that abundance of summer garden zucchini.

The flavors of the warm zucchini, Dijon mustard tang, and salty Feta cheese work really nicely together.

What's to Love About This Recipe:
  • Easy - Looking for easy zucchini recipes? -- Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping sure fits that bill! Simply slice medium-sized zucchini in half, top with Dijon mustard and a simple Feta crumb topping, and broil. That's all there is to it.
  • Quick - This zucchini side dish takes all of about 10 minutes hands-on time and a little broiling to prepare. It's super quick.
  • Tasty - The flavors of warm zucchini, Dijon mustard tang, and salty Feta cheese work really nicely together to create one delicious dish.
  • Great side dish for enjoying garden zucchini - It's a family-favorite way to enjoy all that wonderful garden-fresh summer zucchini.

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Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping Ingredients:

There's no long list of ingredients here. It takes just 6 ingredients (plus some salt and pepper) to make this easy broiled zucchini. To whip up a pan, you'll need:

  • Zucchini - The star of the dish! Choose medium-sized zucchini for the best result, as they'll broil more evenly and quickly than their larger counterparts.

  • Dijon mustard - A thin layer spread on the zucchini halves brings a nice tang of flavor and helps the crumb topping adhere. Mayonnaise can be substituted, if you prefer.

  • Feta cheese crumbles - Brings a tasty, salty element to the crumb topping. Purchase pre-crumbled Feta, or crumble your own from a block.

  • Seasoned bread crumbs - Prepared Italian-style bread crumbs form the base of the crumb topping. These pre-seasoned prepared crumbs make the dish quick and easy to prepare.

  • Green onion - Adds nice flavor and freshness to the crumb topping. 

  • Extra virgin olive oil - Binds the crumb topping together and helps create a beautiful golden brown color when the topping is broiled.

  • Salt & pepper - Seasons and enhances the crumb topping's flavor. Add more or less, to taste.

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How to Make Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping:

Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping is truly quick and easy to prepare.

Start by simply halving some medium-sized zucchini the long way and spreading each cut side with some Dijon mustard -- or some mayonnaise, if you prefer.  Both spreads taste yummy, so pick your preference. We love the little zippy zing of flavor the Dijon mustard brings.

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Place the slathered zucchini halves on a foil-lined baking sheet and pop them under the broiler for 7 minutes. This gives the zucchini a head start in cooking a bit before adding the crumb topping.

Zucchini Halves on Broiler Pan Image

While the zucchini broils, whip up a quick crumb topping with feta cheese crumbles, prepared seasoned bread crumbs, green onions, and olive oil.

Bowl of Crumb Topping to Make Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping Image

Remove the broiled zucchini from the oven and pile a few tablespoons of the feta crumbs on each zucchini half.

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Then stick the pan back in the oven with the broiler turned off and let the zucchini stand in the still-hot oven for 5 to 7 minutes. The zucchini will cook a little bit more, and the Feta crumb topping will turn a nice golden brown.

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When ready to serve, sprinkle each zucchini half with a little salt and pepper, to taste. And then you're ready to dive into the crumb-topped zucchini deliciousness.

See? -- Those three words of quick, easy, and delicious used to describe this dish are accurate, for sure. Because Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping is certainly one quick, easy, and tasty way to enjoy that summer garden zucchini.

Check out these other tasty zucchini and summer squash recipes:


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Side Dishes
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Yield: 4 servings
Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping

Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping

Three words describe Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping -- Quick. Easy. And delicious. If you've got tons of zucchini coming in from your garden, check out this fabulously tasty way to enjoy it. It's a super easy zucchini side dish that takes all of about 10 minutes hands-on time to make.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 14 MinTotal time: 24 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized zucchini
  • 1 1/2 T. Dijon mustard OR mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c. feta cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 c. seasoned Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 2 T. finely chopped green onion
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Spread the cut side of each half with Dijon mustard or mayonnaise (we like the little zing of flavor that Dijon mustard gives, but either spread works great). Place zucchini halves, cut side up, on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Broil about 5 inches from the heat for 7 minutes.
  3. While zucchini broils, combine feta, bread crumbs, green onion, and olive oil in a small bowl; stir together with a fork.
  4. Remove zucchini from the broiler, but leave the broiler on. Place about 3 tablespoons of feta mixture on each zucchini half.
  5. Turn the broiler off and return zucchini to the oven. Let zucchini stand in the still-hot oven for 5 to 7 minutes. (If you're still finishing up the rest of dinner, it can hang out in the oven a bit longer to keep warm.)
  6. When ready to serve, sprinkle each zucchini half with salt and pepper, to taste.
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Broiled Zucchini with Feta Crumb Topping ~ Quick, easy, & delicious! A super easy zucchini side dish that takes all of about 10 minutes hands-on time to make, and is a fabulous way to enjoy all that summer garden zucchini.  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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7 comments

  1. Instead of the Dijon mustard or the mayo, why not use something like chipotle mayo?

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  2. These looks so good!
    I had thoughts through the week of making something similar.
    You've inspired me!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great weekend,
    Suzanne

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  3. Love all the veggie ideas! Thanks for sharing

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  4. This looks so simple, but yet so good. I love feta, so I definitely want to try this one!

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  5. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

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