If you love zucchini then you must try these Parmesan Grilled Zucchini. Seasoned zucchini are placed on the grill and grilled to perfection.

Grilled Parmesan Zucchini spears on a white plate
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Easy Parmesan Zucchini is the perfect side dish to make the next time you grill. We love to roast zucchini but grilling zucchini directly on the grill gives the zucchini that perfect grill marks.

Grilled Zucchini only takes a few minutes to cook and is easy to clean up. The next time you are hosting a BBQ grab some zucchini to slice and season. We love to grill zucchini with burgers, Tuna Steak, steaks and chicken.

Why We Love This Recipe

This is the ultimate summer side dish. It cooks quickly and easily on the grill and is always a family favorite. There are many way to season it and you can top it with different cheese.

We have even added some red pepper flakes to give it that extra flavor. The perfect side to grill with your steaks, pork chops, chicken and even grilled burgers.

Zucchini with Parmesan is also delicious leftover if you like to meal prep for the week.

Ingredients 

Ingredients needed - zucchini, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, parmesan cheese

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Grated Parmesan Cheese – We used shredded parmesan cheese but grated with work great too in this recipe.  
  • Zucchini Foil Packets – We love cooking our veggies in heavy duty aluminum foil. You can easily make zucchini grilled in foil. This allows for the pieces of foil to lock in the moisture and the zucchini still cooks tender.
  • Bake Zucchini – We love roasting zucchini. You can easily make this recipe by placing the zucchini on baking sheets. Season and roast and then top with parmesan cheese.
  • Seasoning – You can easily change the seasoning to what you have on hand. Italian seasoning is another one that I like to add to my veggies when I grill them.
  • Add Other Vegetables – My favorite vegetable to add with the zucchini is squash. Squash and Zucchini grill perfectly and is the ultimate side dish to make in the summertime.

How to Make Parmesan Grilled Zucchini

  • Step 1 – Place the cut zucchini in a large mixing bowl.  Drizzle the olive oil on top and season them with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Gently toss with your hands to coat the zucchini with the oil and seasonings. 
Mixing zucchini spears with seasoning
  • Step 2 – Preheat the grill over medium high heat.  Clean the grill grates and rub them with an oil to keep the zucchini from sticking to the grill. 
  • Step 3 – Place the zucchini spears directly on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-5 minutes until the zucchini is slightly charred.  Flip and grill for 3-4 more minutes on the opposite side until the zucchini is tender. 
  • Step 4 – Sprinkle the shredded parmesan cheese on top of the zucchini.  Allow it to set for 1-2 minutes until melted.  
  • Step 5 – Remove from the grill.  Serve warm and enjoy! 

 

Recipe Tips

  • Grilling Zucchini – Grilling zucchini does not take long to cook tender. Prepare Grill – We prefer to grill our zucchini on medium high heat. This allows the zucchini to cook tender and the perfect grill marks. Make sure to oil the grill grates so the zucchini doesn’t stick.
  • Seasoning Zucchini – Generously season zucchini by placing in a bowl and tossing with your hands or spoon.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Once the zucchini is grilled to perfection, remove the zucchini and immediately top with parmesan cheese. It gives the zucchini so much flavor.
Grilled Parmesan Zucchini spears on a white plate

How Long to Grill Zucchini

After preparing the grill, place the seasoned zucchini spears on the grill. Allow the zucchini to grill on the direct heat for about 4 to 5 minutes. We like to leave on the grill until the zucchini is charred with grill marks.

Then flip the zucchini and grill for additional 3 minutes or until zucchini is tender.

Seasoning Ideas

There are many different seasoning that you can use to season your zucchini and other vegetables. These are some of my favorite ways.

  • Garlic Powder – Instead of minced garlic use garlic powder.
  • Mozzarella Cheese – When you are done grilling zucchini top it with shredded mozzarella cheese. Allow it to melt before serving.
  • Italian Seasoning – Add a teaspoon of Italian Seasoning for delicious flavor.
  • Lemon Pepper – We love the flavor of lemon pepper to add to this delicious summer squash.
Grilled Parmesan Zucchini spears on a white plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is My Grilled Zucchini Soggy?

Make sure to cut the zucchini in thick slices and make sure to not overcook the zucchini on the grill.

Do you Cook Zucchini with the Skin on or off?

We cook zucchini with the skin on as it is packet with healthy benefits too.

Should you Salt Zucchini Before you Cook It?

Yes, we recommend salting zucchini before cooking it. This helps to provide flavor and texture to the zucchini.

How to Store Leftover Zucchini

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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Parmesan Grilled Zucchini

5 from 15 votes
If you love zucchini then you must try these Parmesan Grilled Zucchini. Seasoned zucchini are placed on the grill and grilled to perfection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Allow to Sit 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 425

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Place the cut zucchini in a large mixing bowl.  Drizzle the olive oil on top and season them with the garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Gently toss with your hands to coat the zucchini with the oil and seasonings.
  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).  Clean the grill grates and rub them with an oil to keep the zucchini from sticking to the grill.
  • Place the zucchini spears directly on the grill over direct heat.  Cook for 4-5 minutes until the zucchini is slightly charred.  Flip and grill for 3-4 more minutes on the opposite side until the zucchini is tender.
  • Sprinkle the shredded parmesan cheese on top of the zucchini.  Allow it to set for 1-2 minutes until melted.
  • Remove from the grill.  Serve warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  
We used shredded parmesan cheese but grated with work great too in this recipe.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 425kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 25g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 14g, Cholesterol 34mg, Sodium 2012mg, Potassium 1603mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 1572IU, Vitamin C 105mg, Calcium 692mg, Iron 3mg

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