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Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

Grilled Parmesan Zucchini is an easy summer side dish made on the grill! It goes great with grilled chicken, steaks, or burgers, and requires minimal prep time and ingredients.

While my garden isn’t bursting with zucchini quite yet, I know the time is coming so I am prepping myself with lots of zucchini recipes! I always love my Chocolate Zucchini Bundt Cake when my sweet tooth needs to be satisfied, but I’ve been trying to incorporate zucchini into our meals, too. This Grilled Parmesan Zucchini recipe is my new go-to when we are grilling because 1) it’s super easy. 2) no oven is required. 3) cheese!!

This recipe goes well with so many grilled main dishes, like my Blue Cheese Burgers, Italian Grilled Chicken, or Sous Vide Filets!

What You’ll Need

  • Zucchini – I recommend using two large or 3 medium zucchinis for this recipe. This recipe is easily halved or doubled, but will serve 4 as written, with one serving being 1/2 of a zucchini.
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Parmesan Cheese – I have made this using grated and shredded Parmesan cheese. Shaved should work, too.

How to Make Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

This recipe is really quick and easy to prep. To start, preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Next, prep the zucchini. To do this, trim the ends off each zucchini and then halve each zucchini horizontally. Then cut each half in half. This will result in 8 zucchini slices.

Next, melt the butter and then combine it with the salt and garlic powder. Brush the cut side of each zucchini slice with the garlic butter mixture and then sprinkle them with the Parmesan cheese. Carefully place each slice, cut side up, onto the grill. Shut the grill and cook for 8-10 minutes. The cheese should be melted and slightly golden and the zucchini should be softened and cooked through.

Serve immediately topped with some chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Tips for Cooking Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

  • Keep an eye on it – especially during the last 3-4 minutes, as you don’t want it to burn or become overcooked.
  • Use decent sized zucchini – that are as uniformly sized as possible. You don’t want a zucchini that has a super skinny neck or a really large end part. If you do happen to have very large zucchini, you might need to add a couple of minutes to the cooking time.
  • Use tongs – I love using tongs for this recipe, as they make transferring the zucchini to/from the grill easy.

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Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

An easy zucchini side dish recipe made on the grill, topped with Parmesan cheese.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grill, side dish, summer
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Taylor


  • 2 large zucchinis (or 3 medium)
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley, chopped for topping


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Prep the zucchini by cutting off each end and then cutting each zucchini in half horizontally. Then cut each half in half for 8 slices (if using two large zucchinis).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, salt, and garlic powder.
  • Brush the cut end of the zucchini with the garlic butter and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Add the zucchini to the grill, cut side up, and shut the grill. Cook for 8-10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the zucchini is cooked through.
  • Serve topped with some chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg
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