Cheesy Zucchini Parmesan Bread

Need an easy, weeknight meal that takes less than 15-minutes to make? I’ve got you covered with my Cheesy Zucchini Parmesan Bread. It’s topped with delicious, fresh parmesan cheese, loads of spiralized veggies, fresh marinara sauce, and fresh herbs. Dinner just got more delicious!

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Weeknights are chaotic at our household, especially with all the DIY projects I’ve got going on in our small, but mighty home. I’ve got a full work load of household projects that I want to get done before wedding season kicks into high gear. The winter months are my get work done months, because it’s typically a slower season for us wedding photographers.

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Speaking of house projects, I have some very cool news! I’m officially adding a DIY section to my blog this week due to the overwhelming response on Instagram on my IG stories and my house projects. You guys want to know how to do all the things and I’m excited to share! I’m no pro and I’m teaching myself as I go, but I’m a firm believer that women can do ANYTHING they put their minds too. So far, I’ve loaded heavy furniture on my Jeep and I’ve lugged bead board with 2 by 4 planks on my car by myself as well as cutting, hanging, and mounting. This DIY is very serious business and the more people tell me I can’t do it on my own, the more I’m motivated to show everyone that I can.

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Today, I installed a heavy oak countertop which was no easy feet, to say the least. But step one of my mini kitchen Reno is moving along and progress is being made. Stay tuned for all the blog posts on all things DIY hitting the blog this week!

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DIY is so meditative for me. I struggle with anxiety and doing action packed projects really help to keep my mind distracted from how much my brain can play tricks on me. Plus, my house is going to look amazing when I’m done. I have a feeling like any DIYer that these projects will be continuous and on-going and I’m excited for the process. So far I’ve learned that YouTube is my best friend and that women can hang sheet rock and dry wall by themselves, with the help of a handy tool from Home Depot. I’ve also taught myself how to dry-wall, how to tile, and how to install pipes. It’s all hard, but fun work! The other bonus to doing things all DIY is that strong shoulders and biceps I’m shaping. Heavy lifting equals a strong woman!

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I have lofty goals for my tiny home and I’m excited to see them come to fruition. I’m also doing all of this on a teeny, tiny shoe-string budget and making cuts where I can.

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What’s great when doing DIY projects is having easy meals you can turn to again and again. My Cheesy Zucchini Parmesan Bread is just that. Easy. It’s also a great way to use up day old bread. I picked up a Dutch Crunch loaf from the grocery store, but you could also use sourdough or French bread. Next, I sliced the Dutch Crunch loaf in half and put a ton of delicious toppings on it.

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You could use whatever veggies you prefer, but I find squash and zucchini zoodles roast really well on top of the bread and the veggies become super crispy. I also added cheese, tons of spices, and fresh marinara sauce. This recipe is easy and takes 15-minutes total to make and that is including the prep time.

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If you make this recipe, please tag me @fittyfoodlicious in your posts using the hashtag #fittyfoodlicious I love seeing my recipes in your kitchen!

What easy recipes do you guys enjoy? What is your favorite type of bread?

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Cheesy Zucchini Parmesan Bread

By Genevieve Jerome | Fitty Foodlicious

Need an easy, weeknight meal that takes less than 15-minutes to make? I’ve got you covered with my Cheesy Zucchini Parmesan Bread. It’s topped with delicious, fresh parmesan cheese, loads of spiralized veggies, fresh marinara sauce, and fresh herbs. Dinner just got more delicious!

Serves: 2-4

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Ingredients:
  • 1-loaf of Dutch Crunch or bread of choice
  • 1-cup of fresh marinara sauce
  • 2-cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-tablespoon Herbs De Provence
  • 1-cup zucchini, spiralized
  • 1-cup squash, spiralized
  • 1-tablespoon chunky sea-salt for garnish
  • 1-tablespoon freshly ground black pepper for garnish
  • 1-cup fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Slice the Dutch Crunch loaf in half lengthwise.
  3. Spread the fresh marinara sauce on both halves of the Dutch Crunch face side up.
  4. Sprinkle each half with the freshly grated parmesan.
  5. Sprinkle each half with the Herb’s De Provence
  6. Carefully place the spiralized veggies on each half.
  7. Sprinkle each half with the chunky sea-salt and black pepper.
  8. Bake the bread at 350-degrees Fahrenheit for 10-minutes or until the bread is nice and crispy and the parmesan cheese has melted. The veggies should be nice and roasted on top of the bread.
  9. Remove the bread from the oven and slice into quarters and garnish with fresh cilantro and more black pepper and sea-salt if desired.
  10. The bread slices will keep in the fridge in a glass airtight container for 2-days.
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