Looking for a fun, new way to use summer squash? These Zucchini Nests are easy, delicious, and great for the kiddos. If you don’t have a spiralizer, look for spiralized zucchini at your local grocery store.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 8 servings
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded “Italian mix” cheese i.e. parmesan, romano, provolone, mozzarella
- 1/3 cup basil chiffonade or chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 4 medium zucchinis or summer squash Note: can purchase zucchini noodles if you do not own a spiralizer tool
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
Pre-heat broiler. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Combine ricotta, Italian cheese, basil, garlic, and black pepper in a bowl.
Using a spiralizer, cut zucchini into long thin strands. Arrange the zucchini noodles into 8 “nests” on the baking sheet. Drizzle each “nest” with oil, make a well in the center, and add 2-3 tablespoons of filling.
Place baking sheet under broiler for 6-8 minutes until golden brown.