Roasted Zucchini Bites

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that can reduce to mush when the recipes demands it but can stand up on retain its shape if called upon to do so. It is so versatile and can be used in sweet and savory dishes. A while back I had made zucchini boats a recipe that never made it to the blog. This recipe is a bite size variation of that creation.

Roasted vegetables in all forms are a favorite in my house. Roasted zucchini base topped with roasted bell peppers and goat cheese makes a perfect hors d'oeuvre. I like some char on the vegetables to enhance the taste. A little basil adds to the flavor.

You will need
4 zucchini (slender)
1/4 red bell pepper, dice finely
1/4 yellow bell pepper, dice finely
1 carrot, diced finely
3 tbsp. goat cheese
4-5 leaves basil chiffonade
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper powder
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash and clean the zucchini. Cut off the ends. Slice the zucchini in thick rounds. Place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

In a bowl mix the remaining ingredients. Carefully place a teaspoon of mixture on top of the sliced zucchini. Repeat for the remaining slices. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked through but still hold their shape. Serve hot.



  1. Pepper and cheese make an interesting topping. They look so nice. do you broil them finally to get that charring on top?

    1. I didn't broil. They burn so quickly. I let the high heat 400F do the trick.

  2. Wow! I am so going to bake these. They look like something my kids would love.

  3. this is what i had thought of when i saw the egg plant pizzas but i would have sliced them thinner and then repented this one looks marvellous

  4. Definitely a colourful and irresistible zucchini bites.. Healthy starters..

  5. I love roasted (and charred) zucchini -- it tastes nothing like the cooked one. Roasting makes it taste so much better. Your zucchini bites are very very inviting.

  6. Perfect starters. Love these bite sized veggies

  7. I too love roasted vegetables and these bites are inviting

  8. I normally make mixed variety of roasted veggies but have never tried individual veggies and with toppinga . These look so good.

  9. Wow these bites look so appetizing ..

  10. wow that should have tasted awesome.. such a nice way to include variety of veggies in our meal..

  11. Very inviting zucchini bites,perfect party starter..

  12. Those are some inviting veggie bites.

  13. Feel like garbing from my screen!! delicious way to enjoy veggies!!

  14. These look so appetising !! And yes I love the charred tops too , esp in a kabab platter

  15. Irresistible mini bites. Looks so yum...

  16. What a lovely one bite snack! Looks so tempting :)

  17. Aww, i so want to try these immediately, looks very tempting, like pavani said, that roasted/charred taste is unmatch-able!!!


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