Recipe: Potatoes and Zucchini with Parmesan

by Elizabeth on April 5, 2011 · 5 comments

in recipes, side dishes

As so many things in my life turn out, this recipe turned out to be a little more complicated than I originally thought it was.   
Of course, that was because I neglected to read the entire recipe before I started cooking. 🙂

This recipe isn’t hard at all; there are a few steps, but it’s so delicious that’s it’s worth a few extra minutes of your time.  One of the things I love about dishes like this is that it requires so few ingredients and yields amazing and fresh-tasting results.


Potatoes and Zucchini with ParmesanAdapted from Gida de Laurentiis
4 small new potatoes
2 small zucchini, cut in half lengthwise, then sliced into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan
Bring a pot of water to a boil; add the potatoes and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.  Remove from the pot, cool a little, and cut in half.
Put butter, garlic, rosemary, and thyme into a saute pan.  Heat over medium heat and melt the butter.  Meanwhile, sprinkle cut potatoes and zucchini with salt and pepper.
Put potatoes and zucchini, cut side down, in melted butter and herbs and cook until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.  Shake the pan occasionally to keep everything from sticking and the garlic from burning. 
Preheat the broiler.  Remove the veggies from the saute pan and place on a baking sheet lined with foil, cut side up this time.  Sprinkle with Parmesan.  Broil until the cheese melts, about 4 minutes.  Serve right away!

This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday and Delicious Dishes.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Colean April 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm

That looks amazing. I wonder if I could sneak that past my zuchini-hating husband!


2 Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) April 5, 2011 at 11:38 pm

This looks wonderful, especially for the upcoming Jewish Passover holiday. We don't eat any wheat products, other than Matzah, so we consume insane amounts of potatoes for the entire week of the holiday. This'll be a welcome change from roasted and baked potatoes. Thanks for sharing!


3 therese April 6, 2011 at 1:19 am

Wow… I totally read the step that said, "remove veggies from saute pan and stick under broiler" and went…well how the hell do you remove the zucchini from the potatoes after they're cooked together? That'd be time intensive!

And then I remembered that potatoes are veggies too.

Is it bedtime yet?


4 cookie August 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

im trying this for the first time hope its delish


5 cookie August 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm

and delicious it is indeed


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