I like to use my panini press with the grill grate plates for the zucchini slices. Broiling in the oven is also an option. I’ve included instructions for both cooking methods.
At the bottom of my recipe, I’ve listed some suggestions for optional toppings. I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that these are delicious!
1 large zucchini, cut into 1/4”-thick slices
Freshly ground black pepper
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Dried Italian seasoning (typically a blend of oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, basil, sage, and rosemary)
For panini grilling:
Preheat panini press to medium-high. Place zucchini slices onto the grill plates and close lid; grill for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a serving plate and immediately top with sauce, cheese, and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning…serve and enjoy!
Preheat oven to broil. Place zucchini slices on a baking sheet and broil for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and immediately top with sauce, cheese, and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning (you can pop them back in the oven for about another minute if you want more ooey-gooey meltedness on the cheese)…and it’s time to eat!
Note: Optional toppings could include a pepperoni slice, black olives, diced tomato, or any other pizza topping that you like.