Zucchini gateau, a tasty recipe that you can enjoy if you’re on a diet. It only has 210 calories!

By liliaturcin5

The infinite variety of recipes with courgettes is enriched by another small piece in the great mosaic. In this article we talk about the zucchini gateau , as if to recall the more famous gateau, that of potatoes, but wanting to make it lighter and more consumable without feeling guilty. On the other hand, the name of this site says a lot about the type of recipes you can find here, because the declared mission is to help people who are on a low-calorie diet . Being on a diet might seem frustrating and depressing, but luckily there are thousands of recipes, baked every day by nutritionists and dieticians, which allow for a varied, tasty and fun diet, which also manages to keep calories under control.

With the zucchini gateau you can also satisfy the rest of the family who are not on a diet, even children , because it is certainly a classic of Italian cuisine, to be cooked in the oven and flavored with provola or smoked scamorza. Fresh mozzarella is not recommended, because it would produce an excessive amount of liquid during cooking. If you really want to use it, leave it in the fridge overnight to dry.

The recipe for zucchini gateau, a tasty and light second course

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 210 per serving


  • 600 grams of zucchini
  • 70 grams of provola (or smoked scamorza)
  • 50 grams of grated cheese (grana or parmesan)
  • 50 grams of cooked ham
  • 30 grams of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start immediately by lighting the oven so that it is hot at the right time, the temperature must be 180°C.
  2. Wash and dry the courgettes, dry them, then grate them finely using the grater with large holes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, then add the grated courgettes and sauté them for at least 15 minutes, then season with salt and pepper, remove the garlic and leave to cool.
  4. While the courgettes are cooling down, cut the provola and cooked ham into cubes.
  5. Mix the courgettes with the Parmesan and the breadcrumbs, adjusting the salt and pepper if necessary.
  6. In the oven dish or ovenproof dish, sprinkle a little breadcrumbs, then pour half of the courgettes.
  7. Arrange the provola and cooked ham on the zucchini base, then add the remaining ones.
  8. Sprinkle with a little more breadcrumbs and cook in the hot oven for 40 minutes.
  9. Remove and serve the gateau warm or cold, as you prefer.