Melting cheese courgettes

Melting cheese courgettes

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Easily doubled
This courgette dish is a perfect supper solution, and would go well with grilled chicken or fish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal100
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.16g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 200g baby courgette, halved lengthways (or 4 ordinary courgettes, sliced thickly)



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • handful of Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • zest 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan or, if griddling. Rub the courgettes in the oil, season, then fry or griddle for 3-5 mins on each side until softened and golden. Transfer to a serving bowl, then toss with the Parmesan, lemon zest and plenty of black pepper. Drizzle with an extra drizzle of olive oil, if liked. Try serving with grilled chicken or fish.

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Comments (18)

SmartPig's picture

I used homegrown baby courgettes and added the flowers, roughly chopped, too. Delicious!

skattikat's picture

Amazing and so tasty. Even my teenager loved this and she hates courgettes

chefjulielee's picture

Made this the other night and was ok...but for some reason it came out watery! i think possibly because i fried them and lots of water came out..not it was a little bitter but could have been just the courgetts...will try it again some other time and grill them with less lemon zest.

spongemaker1's picture

Lovely tasty & simple recipe, this is one of the best ways to enjoy eating courgettes.

pleasantpicnics's picture

This is one of my favourite recipes on BBC Good Food. Really tasty. The flavours are so complimentary. A fab way to cook this vegetable.

yumyum280763's picture

Gorgeous simple side dish! Did the baked version, was lovely and creamy and being lemony worked well with fish. Will be doing it again!

west1871's picture

much nicer than we thought and a nice idea for first home grown courgettes of the season

midger's picture

Picked our first courgettes of this season and could not have done anything better with them. This dish is superb. We had it with pan fried sea bass (and a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc) a true classic. Will be trying it on all our friends.

vickpole's picture

This went FAB with Hugh F-W's herb roast chicken and the cous cous and beetroot dish on the Good Food website. I cooked two large courgettes for two adults and two children and it wasn't enough as this is one tasty dish!

heidigough's picture

I didn't have any parmesan so used a vintage cheddar instead. Surprisingly tasty.

ndowsoncatering's picture

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Served with pan fried lemon sole and home grown spinach cooked with cream and a touch of garlic made this Good Friday meal so special. Yum.

cakeanyone's picture

Made a nice change. I didn't have a lemon but it definitely needs it to zing it up.

tipsy1's picture

I am making the baked version tonight as a side to pork escalopes, but I will add a chopped red onion to it.

julianaiwg's picture

Made this the stove-top way, had a little too much oil due to scaling of the recipe, but it was good anyway. What temp & time is suggested for baking a bit in the oven?

catbail's picture

I made the oven version - delicious, a great way to perk up a simple chicken or fish dish.

nellyj's picture

Absolutely delicious - the lemon jest makes this so light and refreshing.

andreasylvie's picture

A great tasty way to use up the glut of courgettes I grew in my greenhouse last year!

lesnavich's picture

A great example of "simple but good", the parmesan really pepped up the courgettes.

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