Zucchini Gratin (high protein)

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I am growing up. I am making “grown up” food. Well, I wouldn’t consider this a real main dish, although that’s how I like to eat it because I tend to eat smaller meals (but eat them often) rather than have large meals. This would make a lovely side dish or a nice main dish if you’re like me.

It’s slightly cheesy and the nutritional yeast provides a phenomenal nutty flavor. It accents really well with the cumin and turmeric. Plus, these spices are really good for you – they are considered one of the best spices for a person’s health.

I liked to eat this with some salsa. But then again, I have a slight salsa-obsession.

Adapted from Our Life in Food.


Nutritional stats: 255 calories, 21g protein, 12g fat, 14g carbs

Kammie wants to know:

  • What’s your favorite way to eat zucchini?

  • Have you ever had nutritional yeast, what do you use it in usually?

Let me know in the comments below!

Last Updated on March 29, 2019

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  1. I think you’re so proficient in the kitchen already! This is a very impressive gratin indeed!!

    • Aww thank you Smidge! And I only started in the kitchen in March! I have put off some recipes that I am going to do soon too, it’s pretty exciting making more grown up food 🙂 🙂

  2. Oh yummmmmmmm! Must make 🙂

  3. Nice stats! I love that you added the cottage cheese in there! I swear those little curds cease to amaze me at what they can do for pumping up my meals! I’ll have to give this a try soon!

  4. That looks so good and I love the ingredients! I totally expected there to be breadcrumbs in that recipe so I lot that there isn’t! I will definitely have to try this out!

  5. This looks great! I have a bunch of zucchini to eat up so I might try this today! I love that its so simple yet makes the zucchini much more appealing! Sometimes I just get bored eating just roasted zucchini chunks!! Haha

  6. wow, now this is a keeper for me. great idea. Found you via Beyond the Peel’s Keep it Real Thursday. I linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a super week.

  7. I LOVE that this recipe is for one–my boyfriend does not touch zucchini unless it is finely grated and put into cookies. And it’s such an interesting twist on zucchini gratin. Thanks for sharing it with Fresh Foods Wednesdays!

    • So happy you like it! I live alone (well, with a roommate, but we don’t share food) so I’m all about doing onsie servings 🙂 Let me know if you try it out!

  8. Mmmm…this sounds wonderfully delicious and healthy too! So glad I saw your link-up at Beyond the Peel!

  9. Oh Kammi! I am in love with zucchini – it’s my most favorite Summer vegetable. This gets me excited 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with Fresh Foods Wednesday! I hope you have something for us again this week 🙂

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  11. Thirdly, there is no losing your lunch cash.

  12. I love fresh zucc on the grill, and nutritional yeast on popcorn with a sprinkle of chili powder! yum! cannot wait to try this recipe.

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