Nonna Maria’s Zucchini & Ham Bake ___

Nonna Maria’s Zucchini & Ham Bake


For the Bake:

  • 3 zucchini, cut lengthwise into slices a little less than 1/4 inch thick. You may also use a micro plane to cut them.
  • 0.5 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 0.25 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 0.25 teaspoon black pepper
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 0.25 pound sliced ham, torn or cut into small pieces
  • 4 ounces Scamorza or Mozzarella cheese, cut into a 1/4 inch dice


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Oil a 10-11 inch pan.

In a bowl combine the breadcrumbs, cheeses, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.

Place a layer of zucchini in the bottom of the pan. Top with 1/3 of the ham, 1/3 of the cheese and 1/3 of the breadcrumb mixture. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of oil.

Repeat twice more.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cheese on top begins to turn golden brown.

Cool for 30-40 minutes before cutting. May be served warm or at room temperature.