Grilled Zucchini Tomato Bites With Blue Cheese

Grilled Zucchini Tomato Bites With Blue Cheese

These appetizers are so easy and quick to assemble! The warm grilled zucchini pairs well with the creamy blue cheese, salty caramelized bacon, and tomato. Before serving, add the fresh chives and that last bit of mild garlic and onion. They're delicious and a staple appetizer!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 4 zucchini large
  • Italian olive oil
  • 8 ounces Gorgonzola cheese
  • 6-8 cocktail tomatoes
  • 1/4 pound smoked applewood bacon
  • 1/4 cup fresh chives
  • 4 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano
  • kosher salt


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet tray with parchment paper and bacon, bake until crisp. Set bacon aside on a plate with a paper towel to soak up the grease. Cool the bacon and dice.
  • Note: Partially frozen bacon makes it much easier to dice.
  • Slice zucchini in 1-inch rounds. Brush olive oil on zucchini and grill until you have grill-marked both sides. Remove zucchini from the grill and place it on a small sheet pan. With a melon baller, hollow out one side of the zucchini enough to create blue cheese well. (About half of the zucchini center)
  • Fill rounds with blue cheese, sprinkle diced bacon, and top with a 1/4-inch cocktail slice of tomato. Finish with a grating of Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Garnish with fresh chives and kosher salt.
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