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Zucchini & Cheese Casserole Recipe
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Zucchini & Cheese Casserole Recipe

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My daughter and I love zucchini, and this casserole uses plenty for a hearty fall side dish. For extra color, I add fresh diced tomatoes. Rachelle Stratton, Rock Springs, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 6 small zucchini, chopped (about 7 cups)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed Rice Chex
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 260 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 778 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onion; cook and stir 10-12 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a bowl; cool slightly.
  2. In a microwave, melt remaining butter. Drizzle over cereal and toss to coat.
  3. Stir cheese, eggs, salt and pepper into zucchini mixture; transfer to a greased 8-in.-square baking dish. Sprinkle with cereal mixture.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini & Cheese Casserole in Taste of Home September/October 2014, p69

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 260 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 99 mg cholesterol, 778 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.

Reviews for Zucchini & Cheese Casserole

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"Yummy! I'll make this again when zucchini is in season."

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"Very good recipe to use zucchini. The crumb topping makes it appealing and tasty. Plan on making it again soon."

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"Great recipe. Everyone loved it and will certainly be making it again."

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"I thought this was a great summer idea. I used half zucchini and half yellow squash because it's what I had. Have to cut the sodium way down at our house so I didn't salt, actually used 1/2 t of Mrs. Dash no salt Fiesta Lime seasoning, used swiss cheese ( a lot less sodium) and I used crushed Ritz crackers that are the "hint of salt" kind instead of cereal. Still tasty."

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"This was easy to prepare. Used crushed corn flakes as I didn't want to go buy Rice Chex. I didn't have enough zucchini so added fresh sliced mushrooms and sliced pre-cooked Jimmy Dean turkey sausages to "bulk it up." Also added a little extra cheese. Made a great main dish. Next time I might sub pepper jack cheese and crushed tortilla chips for a tex mex version. Just have to figure out how to incorporate salsa and/or tomatoes."

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