Courgettes with crisp cheese crumbs

Courgettes with crisp cheese crumbs

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Bored of spuds and steamed veg? This more-exotic-than-most side dish will perk up a midweek meal in minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
203
protein
9g
carbs
22g
fat
10g
saturates
2g
fibre
3g
sugar
6g
salt
0.53g

Ingredients

  • 6 courgettes, trimmed and cut into chunky batons
  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 85g dried or stale breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan (or vegetarian Parmesan-style cheese)
  • 4 tbsp ready-made tomatoes pasta sauce or passata

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place courgettes in a baking dish or roasting tin and toss with the chilli, thyme, 1 tbsp oil and seasoning. Bake for 20 mins.
  2. Meanwhile, put the remaining oil in a bowl. Stir in the garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan and a little seasoning. 3 Stir the tomato sauce through the soft courgettes, then sprinkle with the crumbs and bake for a further 10-15 mins until crisp.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2010

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nunuharris11's picture

This is tasty and easy and very moreish! Could easily be adapted and tweaked and I will play about with it by making it a main meal adding lentils perhaps. Will also try using cheddar instead of parmesan to see if it alters the flavour much. This will be an annual favourite once the courgettes start coming thick and fast in the garden! Thank you goodfood!

sspriggy's picture
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Will definitely make again. A great way to use some of our glut of courgettes. Used dried thyme as didn't have fresh. Even the kids ate it all up, and said it was delicious! Added some chopped bacon with the baking courgettes and served with mash. Have already been asked to make more.

squeegsta's picture
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As a family who don't usually like courgettes, tried this out as we were given quite a few from a neighbours garden. Have to say it was fantastic, from very fussy husband to hard to please kids. All have said they would like this again. The only thing I changed was I used tomato ketchup instead of pasata as this was a lastminute.com dinner which worked perfectly well.

meganlefay's picture
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used vegetables and herbs from the garden including the herb salad i had as a side dish.. all so tasty fresh and lovely............ a tasty courgette recipe..

sarahorchard's picture

I didn't choose to put the tomato in but without it it was absolutely delicious!!! I wish I had known about it earlier in the 'courgette season'!

jrsmk1's picture
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Easy to do as long as you've got some thyme handy. Excellent results. All the family enjoyed it.

pelupi's picture
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I dont' normally like courgettes but this was lovely.

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