Melting cheese courgettes

Melting cheese courgettes

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(15 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2 Easily doubled

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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 cucurbit, 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…


  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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10th Apr, 2009
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.
13th Feb, 2009
Made a nice change. I didn't have a lemon but it definitely needs it to zing it up.
11th Feb, 2009
I am making the baked version tonight as a side to pork escalopes, but I will add a chopped red onion to it.
3rd Feb, 2009
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?
6th Aug, 2008
I made the oven version - delicious, a great way to perk up a simple chicken or fish dish.
3rd May, 2008
Absolutely delicious - the lemon jest makes this so light and refreshing.
13th Feb, 2008
A great tasty way to use up the glut of courgettes I grew in my greenhouse last year!
13th Jan, 2008
A great example of "simple but good", the parmesan really pepped up the courgettes.


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