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Zucchini Pizza Casserole Recipe
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Zucchini Pizza Casserole Recipe

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My husband has a hearty appetite—our two kids never tire of pizza—and I grow lots of zucchini. So this tasty, tomatoey casserole is absolutely tops with us throughout the entire year. Once you've tried the recipe, you may even decide to grow more zucchini in your own garden next summer! —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 311 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 132 mg cholesterol, 754 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place zucchini in strainer; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze out moisture.
  2. Combine zucchini with the eggs, Parmesan and half of the mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Press into greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce; spoon over zucchini mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; add green pepper. Bake 20 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini Pizza Casserole in Country Woman March/April 1990, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 311 calories, 20 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 132 mg cholesterol, 754 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

Made this tonight and we both loved it. Since I just had regular tomato sauce, I added Italian seasoning and some garlic powder. Definitely a keeper.

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

I made this for my husband's coworkers. It was a big hit. Very easy to make and a great way to get people to eat their veggies. I added one tsp of parsley to the sauce bc I could only find plain sauce.

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

I made this dish for a book club I just recently joined. It was a big hit . BANG!!

everybody wants the recipe, Great way to utilize the abundance of veggie this time of year,

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

Family loved it. Next time I'll double it.

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Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

I made this tonight for supper with few adjustments -- package of ground turkey was a little more than a pound so added more onion plus used Prego Chunky Garden Tomato, Onion & Garlic spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce. Didn't measure the cheese -- anyone who loves cheese doesn't care if there is more. Most of the ingredients as to the amounts can be adjusted to your preference. It was wonderful. My husband thought it was really good & kept taking a little more & a little more. I will definitely be making it again.

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