Zucchini Parmesan Sliders

by Megan on August 12, 2013

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How’d you spend your weekend? I spent mine cutting a sizable zucchini into burger patties, going to a dance-y music yoga class (They played Mariah Carey Fantasy last week!) and livin’ my life watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. (Ugh, Walt is the worst.) You see, I like for my Saturdays to include a morning walk ending in a bagel picnic and for my lunch to be one worth dropping the L-bomb about. Because, the truth is, I just really love these. They’re a summer veggie remix to the chicken variety. It’s summer! So lettuce use up all the zucchini, ok?

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I toasted up some of King’s Hawaiian rolls to serve these guys on. They’re perfectly soft and tasty and a touch sweet! Kinda my fave combo. I also submitted this lil sandwich in the Ultimate King’s Hawaiian Sandwich Challenge! You should  submit your dream-wich right too! I bet you’ll win! (Submit it right here.)

P.S. I can’t stop won’t stop with sliders, you guys. I’ll probably make a different kind next weekend. I’ve got plenty of ideas up my sleeve. Is that coo? And you know I have mini burger buns burning a hole in my freezer… Mini sandwiches forever!

P.P.S. It’s Popsicle Week! Click that lovely image on the sidebar to see who’s participating and what they’re making as they post their pops. Thanks to Billy for coordinating this and for making such a bomb logo!

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Zucchini Parmesan Sliders (makes about 11)
Inspired by a vegetarian chicken parmesan remix

Ingredients:

  • 1 large zucchini, sliced into 1/4-1/2″ rounds
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup+ panko
  • 4 T olive oil, divided
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 5 slices provolone
  • 1/4 cup parmesan
  • 11 King’s Hawaiian Rolls or slider rolls
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed
  • fresh basil, to serve

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Slice zucchini into 1/4 inch rounds. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 2 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil in an iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Divide flour, eggs, and panko into separate small bowls. Whisk the eggs with a tablespoon of water. Dunk the seasoned zucchini in the flour, then eggs, and then panko. Set aside. Continue with all the zucchini. Place half of the zucchini rounds in the hot skillet until crispy. Flip and toast up the crumbs on the opposite sides. Remove and crisp up the remaining zucchini slices. Either place zucchini in the iron skillet or in an oven safe dish. Cover with marinara sauce. Place provolone over each zucchini round. Sprinkle with parmesan, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through and a fork inserts easily into the rounds.
  3. Meanwhile stir garlic into remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil. Brush onto sliced slider buns. Toast on a grill pan until crispy. Remove from zucchini parmesan from the oven. Serve on toasty buns with fresh basil.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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Crispy and crunchy forever.

Full Disclosure: I was compensated from King’s Hawaiian Bread to post about the ultimate sandwich contest. Thanks for supporting my sponsors that make this blog possible! And, yep all these opinions are my own! I truly love the hell out of this sandwich situation.

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah August 12, 2013 at 12:25 am

You have a total way with sandwiches. And I say that as someone who would marry a sanwich, and then eat the sandwich.

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Thanks, Sarah! That means a lot!

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Robyn August 12, 2013 at 6:42 am

Love ! Also love the sound of a dance music yoga class that plays Mariah!!

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Right? I didn’t know it existed!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 12, 2013 at 8:09 am

Mmm dang! This looks awesome!

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Thanks, Katrina!

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Erika August 12, 2013 at 8:22 am

Get Outta Here… Gurrrl.. you did this.. These are happenin in my kitchen like today.

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Thanks, Erika! They’re easy breezy!

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Tieghan August 12, 2013 at 8:31 am

A freaking YES!! This look incredible!

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Thanks girl!

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steph@stephsbitebybite August 12, 2013 at 9:12 am

I have a few zucchinis that I was trying to figure out what to do with…now I know!

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Yes! I hope you like these!

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cindy August 12, 2013 at 9:32 am

I’ll just have half a dozen. thanks.

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Let’s split a zucchini, friend!

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dixya| food, pleasure, and health August 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

i love your idea of Saturday. And these sliders are right up my alley.

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Thanks! I live for the weekend, ya know?

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking August 12, 2013 at 11:09 am

Oh man! That is what I did this weekend too! I hate Walt. I just have this feeling that nothing is going to happen to him and Jesse is going to start using drugs again and I am going to end up hating the end of this show! Ugh! So frustrated! But I still watch. I’m loving this sandwich situation! Sliders are the best because you can eat four and still not feel as bad as you would after eating a giant cheeseburger!

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Yes! I’m totally nervous about that stuff too!

And yeah, sliders are the cookie of dinners, ya know?

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Billy August 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS POST YOU ARE AWESOME AND I NEED THAT DANCEY YOGA MC CLASS IN MAH LIFE.

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

YES! I wish you could go with me! It’d be so fun! Even though sometimes he plays the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Maria Tadic August 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

This is such a good idea!! I love the idea of using zucchini! AND I happen to have one GIANT zucchini my mom gave me and this would be the most perfect use for it!!

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Thanks, Maria! YES. Burger-ify that zucchini, girlf!

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan August 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Girl yes! I have so much zucchini that I need this in my life ASAP!

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Hell to the yeah!

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Amy | Club Narwhal August 12, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Sounds like pretty much the perfect weekend (and Mariah Carey Fantasy? You totally scored!). These sliders look amazing. Loving the King’s Hawaiian rolls. They make everything awesome :)

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Megan August 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Thanks, Amy! And yeah man! Those rolls are a soft and fluffy dream.

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Eileen August 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Such a great idea! Why have I never thought to use up all the summer zucchini like this? I love it!

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Megan August 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Yeah girl! I hope you give these a shot.

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Jayne August 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Zucchini burger. You’re so clever :-) I have a big crush on zucchini. Makes for a lighter slider!

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Megan August 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Hell yeah!

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Ashley August 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

These sound + look excellent!!!

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Megan August 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Thanks, girl!

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Nik August 13, 2013 at 1:49 pm

You make the most adorable and delicious food on the internets, really! I can’t wait to make these. I’ll be grabbing zuccs at the farmers market tomorrow night for sure!

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Megan August 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Well man-0-man! That’s the nicest thing to say to a girl, Nik! <3 I hope you love these!

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Kristin @ KEEN Digital Summit August 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Yummmm. I love this concept. Will have to try them when I’m done with Paleo =)

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Meghan August 13, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Hawaiian rolls are everything! Genius idea to pair with zucchini!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe August 14, 2013 at 2:01 am

Oh my garsh, these are purely fabulous. Amazing, as usual.
PS. I have heard so many great things about Breaking Bad – I really need to get watching!

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DessertForTwo August 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm

My vegetarian meals needed a new spin–thank you! I’ve got the monstrous zucchini that’s perfect for this recipe! ;)

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Cristina August 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

These look so good. You inspired me to enter the contest! I made a “vaca frita” sandwich and a French Toast breakfast sandwich. Can’t wait to try and make your version with some bread that I still have left.

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laurasmess September 9, 2013 at 2:35 am

Oh man. These look amazing. I have always wanted to experiment more with vegetables in sandwiches and burgers but I’ve never really gotten around to it. This recipe makes me want to, like, NOW! Thanks so much. Making this… tonight!

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JDaniel4's Mom September 17, 2013 at 6:14 am

This looks delicious! What a tasty way to introduce zucchini to my son. I am pinning this post.

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