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Baked Squash Parmesan

Baked Squash Parmesan

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian Inspired
Keyword baked-squash-parmesan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 712kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 large squash sliced ¼ inch thick [approximately 4 lb]
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ½ teaspoon Mediterranean Herb seasoning OR Italian seasoning divided
  • garlic salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup prepared marinara sauce
  • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spritz 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, drizzle the sliced squash with 2 tablespoon olive oil and season with 2 teaspoon Mediterranean Herb seasoning, salt and black pepper to your taste. Use more or less seasoning if desired adjusting to your taste.
  • Stir until the pieces are evenly coated. Arrange the slices in a single layer on the pans.
  • Roast for 17-20 minutes, until fork tender then set aside to cool. Lower the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Spritz a 3 quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray.
  • To assemble, arrange the roasted squash in a single layer on the bottom of the dish. Drizzle with ⅓ of marinara sauce, ⅓ of the shredded mozzarella cheese, and a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. [Use a thick marinara sauce for the best results]
  • Repeat until all of the ingredients are used ending with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • To make the crumb topping: Toss ½ cup panko breadcrumbs with ½ teaspoon of Mediterranean or Italian seasoning, 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil and 3 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle on top.
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes until the edge is bubbly and the crumb topping is golden.
  • Rest for 10 minutes then serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 712kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 2928mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 80835IU | Vitamin C: 162mg | Calcium: 744mg | Iron: 7mg