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Cheesy Zucchini Medley

 Cheesy Zucchini Medley
My family can hardly wait for zucchini to ripen in summer so I can make this casserole. With rice, sausage and vegetables, it's a hearty meal-in-one.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3-1/2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces process American cheese, cubed, divided

Directions

  • Cook rice according to package directions; set aside. In a large
  • skillet, cook sausage and onion until sausage is no longer pink and
  • onion is tender; drain. Stir in zucchini, tomato, mushrooms, salt,
  • pepper, 6 oz. of cheese and rice. Spoon into a greased 11-in. x
  • 7-in. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 50-60 minutes, stirring every 20
  • minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Top with remaining cheese;
  • return to the oven until cheese melts. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 269 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 700 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 12 g protein.