Baked Zucchini For The Whole Family

baked zucchiniBaked zucchinis!

This is a new one for my repertoire. Delicious and nutritious. Healthy eating has never been so fine…hahaha!

I also wanted to extend this recipe into a post so you could see how I incorporate our dinners for the whole family meal.

After the age of one year, it is important that your children are consuming the family meal. This is not only due to ease, but also to incorporate all food groups and textures into their diet.

So tonight we had baked zucchinis, corn, wholemeal cous cous and the adults had a simple baby spinach salad.

Baked Zucchinis

Serves 4 adults

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 20 minutes


  • 4 zucchinis
  • 250grams of light ricotta cheese
  • 8tbs of grated reduced fat parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to season (do not season your child’s with salt)


  • Cut the zucchinis in half with the base slightly cut lengthwise so that they lie flat. They are also slightly scooped to have more ricotta cheese
  • Put approximately one tbs of ricotta cheese on each half
  • Sprinkle approximately one tbs of grated parmesan on the top
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Bake on a lined tray in a preheated oven of 180 degree celcius for approximately 20 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Per serve 150 calories

Serve with whatever you like but we had it with corn on the cob, salad and cous cous.

Above is how the adults ate their meal. Below is how my 3 year old ate it.

baked zucchini

Don’t think she is a fan of everything I cook. But we now have a rule. A firm one. You don’t have to like it, but you do have to try it and have at least three mouthfuls.

This is how my 9 month old ate it. She has been baby led weaned so I had to mush a bit of the ricotta around with the cous cous and corn so that when she grabs the spoon from me, it stays there for a second. I also placed some corn and some zucchini onto her table so she could work her pincer grip and her finger feeding skills.


Hope you have had a great night and that the kids ate their meals without too much fuss!!!

baked zucchini

Cheers, Mandy x

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."