Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables

Overrun with fresh zucchini?  Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!

Overrun with fresh zucchini? Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!What’s the deal with zucchini?  Those things grow like wildfire!  One day you check the garden and see a couple of large yellow blossoms.  Two days later you check the garden, and the zucchini are as big as your left arm.  Ok, I might be exaggerating slightly there…but not much!

By mid-summer, our garden is usually overrun by zucchini.  I typically just slice ’em, brush them with olive oil, add some Italian seasonings and then toss those bad boys on the grill.  They’re an easy side dish alongside our burgers, grilled chicken, steaks or whatever else we decide to throw on the grill for dinner that night!

Overrun with fresh zucchini? Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!This past week, I decided to mix it up a bit.  I decided to create a sheet pan full of roasted summer vegetables.  Sure, I recognize that this means turning on your oven in the middle of the summer, but it’s worth it.  Trust me here!  I used a couple of our many, many zucchini (or zukes as I call ’em) and then added in some yellow summer squash, tomatoes and onions.  Nice and easy side dish!

Overrun with fresh zucchini? Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!I briefly thought about calling this one Pizza Roasted Veggies since the roasted tomatoes + Italian seasonings + Parmesan cheese bring a noticeable pizza flare…but I decided to keep it with Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables.  The veggies on top get nice and crispy (especially if you turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes at the end) while the veggies underneath stay soft.  And the Parmesan crisps up nicely to create slices of squash and tomatoes that are the perfect healthy side dish.  I was seriously just pulling slices of roasted zucchini and tomatoes straight off the pan as a snack!

Overrun with fresh zucchini? Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!If you don’t want to turn on the oven (I get it!), then you could always just lay a piece of foil on the grill and then spread these roasted summer vegetables out on top.  I’m not sure if the tops of the veggies will get as crispy as they do in the oven, but the flavor will absolutely still be there.  I’ll have to give these a shot on the grill next week and see how they turn out.  After all, we’ll probably be overrun by zucchini again in approximately 3 days…if that.  So here’s to easy, delicious (and healthy!) summer side dishes.  Enjoy, my friends!

Overrun with fresh zucchini? Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!Oh, and feel free to mix this recipe up with whatever extra veggies you have on hand.  I’m thinking some freshly sliced corn tossed in there would be a fun addition!

Overrun with fresh zucchini? Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!

Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables

Overrun with fresh zucchini?  Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium yellow squash
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 3 medium tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • ½ Tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Trim ends of zucchini and squash and cut diagonally into ½” slices.
  • Peel onion and cut into ½” slices.
  • Cut tomatoes into ½” slices.
  • Arrange vegetables on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper over tops of vegetables.
  • Bake at 400°F for 30-35 minutes.
  • {Optional} Place pan under broiler for 3-4 minutes or until tops of vegetables turn crispy. (Note: Watch pan closely in this step to prevent vegetables from burning!)

Overrun with fresh zucchini? Then roast up a batch of these Easy Roasted Summer Vegetables!

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34 Comments

  1. Hi David. This looks seriously delicious! I’d be happy to eat just this for dinner. We don’t have a big garden this year due to Gary’s eye surgeries, but in years past we did and I hear ya about the squash; they magically morph into giants overnight.

    1. Those squash seriously are magical! It’s like Jack and the Beanstalk…except it’s David and the Giant Squash. Haha! This is a super easy (and really delicious) way to eat up summer veggies. In fact, I just spotted 2 more zukes in our garden on Sunday evening…and they’re probably giants by now. Hope you and Gary are doing well, Dorothy! 🙂

    1. You roast veggies with quinoa every day for lunch? Man, I’m inspired! I usually eat a quick lunch of either an egg on English muffin or just pita and hummus. But I should totally step it up and make roasted veggies each day! And do give this one a shot, Kelsie. The Parmesan + Italian seasonings totally reminds me of a pizza! 🙂

  2. Oh, I’ve heard those zucchini can grow like crazy. Wait. Don’t your birds (squirrels, raccoons, possums, etc) like eating the zucchini as they do the other crops from your garden? Roasted veggies are the best (I’m surprised though you didn’t add any fresh herbs from your garden. Did anyone eat them all haha?) But seriously roasted veggies are so good in summer. I regularly make them either for pasta, bruschettas, or as a main dish. Well done, David. “Happy” Monday!

    1. Yes and no! Yes, zucchini grow like crazy. I mean one day you see a little one forming, and about 3 days later the thing is as big as your arm. I bet you could almost watch it grow if you sat there! And no, the critters in the yard ignore the zucchini which is lucky for us. I planted our zucchini next to the peas this year. Peas were totally mowed down by the rabbits almost immediately. But they haven’t even looked at the zucchini…so lucky us! And fresh herbs from the garden would have been a great addition here! (The critters leave the herbs alone, too.) Good thinking for next time, Ben!

  3. If you are overrun with zucchini, you could always send some my way, ya know 😉 Love those! Hubby and I roast veggies all the time…love them that way. Then, throw some cheese on the mix…now you’re talking 🙂 Seriously, though, nothing like growing your own – super fresh and tastes that much better knowing that you pulled from your own garden! Have a great week, David!

    1. Oh man, I could fill a box with zucchini for you…weekly! 🙂 That’s one of the reasons I love planting them. Once they finally get up and rolling, we’ve got a ton of fresh veggies around. (Of course, I do finally get tired of eating them…) Plus, zucchini grow really well in these parts. Thanks so much, Dawn! I hope your week is off to an excellent start, my friend!

    1. This really is super easy and super delicious, Laura! And it’s a great way to use up all that zucchini that seems to be taking over the garden this time of the year. 🙂

  4. I’m so jealous of your zucchini glut – we tried growing them last year and got…wait for it…TWO. So, needless to say, we didn’t plant them again this year. We’ll stick to herbs since we seem to kill everything else here in the high desert. lol

    Anyway, we do have access to a wonderful farmer’s market with people who can actually grow this kind of thing. And this recipe looks like one to try pronto. Thank you!

    1. Hmmm….2?!? I mean we do plant 3-4 zucchini plants, and we do give them plenty of room to grow (those plants get huge!). But 2 zukes is still quite the letdown. However, now that I think of it, we had a real bummer year of zucchini last year, too. I attributed it to the fact that we had Robbie and the garden wasn’t getting much attention. But maybe it was just a bad zucchini year? Try ’em again next year? 🙂 Or just stick to herbs and use those to make roasted veggies from the store! This one is super easy and super delicious! Thanks so much, Marissa!

    1. So if you see a zucchini growing in the garden, then it’s probably done by now! Haha! Those things grow SO fast. 🙂 I’m pretty sure you’ll have a ton of zucchini soon, and then you can roast ’em up in an easy recipe like this one. The Parmesan and herbs are so tasty on roasted veggies! Thanks so much, Dawn!

  5. I’m getting that garden jealousy again David! If you can make a delicious roasted summer vegetables dish from the produce of your garden then you are just so lucky! I’ll happily accept any of those spare zucchini’s that you might not need. Although if I were you I’d be eating this every single night. Fabulous! 🙂

    1. So do zucchini not grow well over there in Scotland? You seriously need to plant a garden next year, Neil! And start with easy stuff like zucchini and fresh herbs. And plant a few berry bushes just so they start growing. It’ll take the berries a couple of years to get established, but the zukes will start producing right away! I love gardening, but I’ve found it be more difficult with Robbie. I never have time to get out there and weed and water…so it’s a bit hit or miss lately. Our tomato plants look pretty sad this year. Either way, thanks for the kind words, my friend! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    1. Yes, you definitely should give this one a shot, Deepika! The roasted zucchini + roasted tomatoes were really delicious…and it’s one heck of an easy recipe for summer, too! Thanks! 🙂

    1. Oh man, you’re telling me! It’s like one zucchini grows, and then he calls all of his friends over for a party! I swear we’ve missed going to the garden for a couple of days…only to go out and find massive amounts of zucchini. Oops! That’s where this roasted veggie side dish comes in. Nice, easy and delicious! Thanks so much, Kathy…and don’t forget to check your garden! I bet you have a zuke ready. 🙂

    1. I totally agree! Plus, between the garden and then great prices on veggies at the store this time of year, we always have SO many. Roasting them up like this is a great way to use ’em…and delicious, too! 🙂

    1. Haha! I totally get it, Manali. Summer veggies really are quite delicious, though. Tell your husband these taste like pizza…and they kinda do thanks to the tomatoes, seasonings and Parmesan! I hope you guys had a great weekend! 🙂

    1. Seriously! Zucchini are so strange in that they pretty much double in size overnight. You see a tiny one one day, and 24 hours later the thing is bigger than your arm! Roasting them is a fun way to use up all of those zukes! Hope you guys had a great weekend, Jeff!

  6. You aren’t kidding about zucchini’s voracious growth – but they are so much fun to eat – and Lil Shashi wouldn’t ever complain if I served her some of these cheesey zucchini (and other veggie) chips!

    1. Zukes are the strangest veggie! It’s takes the plants a while to get started, but then you’re overloaded with ’em in the blink of an eye! Roasting them up has been a fun way to use our excess zukes lately! 🙂 Thanks, Shashi!

    1. Oh my gosh, zucchini are so easy to grow, Nicole! You should plant some in your yard next year. And the best part is the critters don’t mess with zukes! 🙂

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