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  • 4 medium or 8 small zucchini or magda summer squash (Use a combination for a more colorful dish if you have both types.)

  • 10-20 large garlic cloves, peeled (Elephant Garlic from last week would be great)

  • 2 T olive oil

  • 1 tsp. Italian Herb blend or fresh herb blend

  • 3/4 cup coarsely-grated or freshly-grated Parmesan cheese (more or less to taste)

  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F/230C. Cover a large baking sheet with foil.

  2. Wash the squash, cut off both ends, and cut each piece of squash in half lengthwise (or not if your squash is small.) Cut the squash into slices about 3/4 inch thick.

  3. Peel garlic if needed, and cut some of the bigger cloves in half.

  4. Toss squash and garlic with all the olive oil and then with the italian herb blend making sure all the squash pieces are lightly coated with oil.

  5. Spread the squash and garlic out on the baking sheet, making sure all the squash pieces are laying flat and the squash pieces are not touching each other more than necessary.

  6. Roast the squash and garlic pieces about 20 minutes, or until the squash is barely starting to soften and look cooked.

  7. Then sprinkle desired amount of coarsely grated Parmesan over the top of the squash pieces. Put the baking sheet back into the oven, and cook 5-10 minutes more, or until cheese is all melted and starting to slightly brown.

  8. Serve hot, and be sure to eat the melted cheese that drips down on to the foil.

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