Baby Zucchini Recipe

An easy recipe, Baby Zucchini are baked with tomatoes, seasonings, and extra virgin olive oil until perfectly tender and delicious tasting. This no-fuss baby zucchini recipe will make a wonderful side to serve with dinner.

Here are 4 Ways To Cook Baby Zucchini…

There are several ways to cook baby zucchini, and these are the most common:

  1. sauté in a skillet until they are fork-tender…
  2. boil them in water, until soft and tender…
  3. grilled on an outside grill…
  4. bake or roast them in the oven…

But today, our baby zucchini recipe calls for baking these little cuties!

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Where do these mini zucchinis come from?

Baby zucchinis come from France, and they are also called courgettes. They are not fully grown, and because of that, they contain some peppery notes and grassy undertones.

How to bake these baby zucchinis?

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • baby zucchinis
  • cherry or grape tomatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • seasonings: salt, black pepper, and garlic powder
  • fresh basil

Here are 3 easy-to-follow steps to this recipe. (*full recipe card below!)

1. First Step: You will need to slice the mini zucchinis in half, lengthwise. Toss them in a large roasting pan. Then slice the grape or cherry tomatoes and toss them into the pan as well.

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2. Second Step: Scatter with the seasonings, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil over them. Use a spatula or a wooden spoon to toss them to coat them evenly.

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3. Final Step: Transfer to a preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Top with some freshly chopped basil, then serve.


A delicious side dish, you’ll enjoy making over and over again – as long as these little nukes are in season.

Simple, easy, dairy-free, and gluten-free!

Serve them alone or with your favorite seafood dishes, barbecue meats, and poultry.

Options to serve them with…

There are so many options to serve these mini zucchinis as a side dish, here are a few ideas and recipes:

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Ideas for Leftovers…

  • Warm up the leftovers, serve them as a side with your morning eggs or caprese-style omelet, and enjoy a healthy breakfast.
  • Chop leftover baked zucchini and tomatoes, toss them into a quiche recipe, and enjoy a simple meal for lunch or dinner.
  • Toss them with your favorite quinoa or pasta, add some grated parmesan cheese, drizzle with EVOO, and enjoy!

This recipe for baby zucchini is simple, easy to make, and loaded with nutrients.

Plus, you can easily bake them in your toaster-oven, or air-fryer too.

Additional delicious recipes for Easy Side Dishes…

Yield: 6 servings

Baby Zucchini Recipe

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Baby Zucchini are easily baked with cherry tomatoes, seasonings, and extra virgin olive oil until perfectly tender. A no-fuss, simple side dish that is delicious tasting, and will complement any entrée you serve it with.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 packages of baby zucchini (24 ounces) - rinsed, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 pint of cherry or grape tomatoes - about 15, sliced in halves
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh basil - chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190C).
  2. In a large baking dish, toss in the sliced baby zucchini, along with cherry tomatoes.
  3. Scatter with all the seasonings and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil over them. Use 2 spoons, or your hands and toss everything to coat and combine the baby zucchini and cherry tomatoes evenly.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the zucchini are fork-tender. Remove, top with some freshly chopped basil. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.
  5. Yields: 6 servings


Quick Note: if you prefer your vegetables to be crunchy rather than soft and tender, then bake them in less time.

Nutrition Information:


6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 7.7gCarbohydrates: 7.1gFiber: 2.4gSugar: 1.6gProtein: 4.7g

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