Aida's Scalloped Zucchini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Olive oil

2 pounds zucchini, ends trimmed and sliced into 1/4-inch thick coins


4 (12 by 18-inch) pieces aluminum foil

2 cups shredded aged Cheddar

2 medium shallots, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)

4 teaspoons minced garlic (from about 4 medium cloves)

Freshly ground black pepper

4 teaspoons all-purpose flour

16 thyme sprigs


  1. Heat grill to 350 degrees F (medium heat) and oil well.
  2. Place zucchini in a sieve set over a bowl, salt well, toss to coat, and set aside to let drain, at least 5 minutes.
  3. When ready to cook, oil 1 piece of aluminum foil on 1 side. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese in the middle of the foil to form a rectangle, shingle 1/4 of the zucchini over cheese (about 3 rows of 8 zucchini coins). Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the shallots and 1 teaspoon of garlic evenly over top, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Top with another 1/4 cup cheese, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, and top with 4 sprigs of thyme. Enclose foil tightly to form a packet and repeat to make 4 packets.
  4. Place the packets on the grill and cook until zucchini is soft and cooked through, turning once, about 10 minutes total.

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