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Garlic Basil Patty Pans

Garlic Basil Patty Pans Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 25 mins Serves: 4


  • 8-10 - small patty pans or summer squash
  • 3 - cloves fresh garlic, sliced
  • 1 TBSP - sunflower oil
  • 1 TBSP - smoked paprika
  • 1 - handful freshly chopped basil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. 2 Slice patty pans in half and lay cut side down in a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Thinly slice garlic and spring over the patty pans. Mix in about 2 tablespoons freshly chopped basil and 1 tablespoon sunflower oil, then top with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake for 15 minutes, then stir and flip each piece over. Bake for an additional 5 – 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the garlic is golden brown. Serve warm.


This side dish is an excellent choice for brunch or dinner.
If you can’t find summer squash or patty pans, use regular green or yellow zucchini. You can use extra virgin olive oil in place of sunflower oil.
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