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Zucchini Pizza Casserole Recipe
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Zucchini Pizza Casserole Recipe

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I grow zucchini by the bushel, so this pizza casserole is one of my dinnertime go-to's. My hungry husband and kids gobble it right up. —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large 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 beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 315 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 855mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place zucchini in colander; sprinkle with salt. Let stand 10 minutes, then squeeze out moisture.
  2. Combine zucchini with eggs, Parmesan and half of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Press into a greased 13x9-in. or 3-qt. baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce; spoon over zucchini mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; add red pepper. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes longer.
  4. Freeze option: Cool baked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap casserole; reheat on a lower oven rack until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini Pizza Casserole in Country Woman March/April 1990, p29


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hkpepin User ID: 3030797 256833
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

"This is excellent. I loved that it tastes like pizza and the zucchini was essentially hidden in the dish. I did make a few changes - ground turkey instead of ground beef and I ran out of mozzarella cheese so I ended up using cheddar to replace it. I would absolutely make this again, maybe adding a few pizza toppings to it as well."

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curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 256751
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2016

"This deserves all the fantastic reviews! If you are looking for recipes that will work well with a spiralizer, I used my thin-cut zucchini noodles instead of shredding them and it was great. I loved seeing my kids inhale all the zucchini!"

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 256292
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2016

"I made this casserole on 11/1/16 and it's delicious! I did use 3 small red peppers, ground turkey in place of the beef, 2 cups shredded Pizza cheese blend and 1 cup Pepper-Jack/Cheddar cheese blend since I had those prepared cheeses on hand. I'd also added 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper to the ground turkey/chopped onion and I used a 15-oz. can pizza sauce. I used a 3-qt. casserole. delowenstein"

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summerlove1947 User ID: 8704249 256260
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

"I made this today, and it was easy and delicious. I will definitely make it again."

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JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 255214
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"With over 200 5-star reviews, I felt this dish was a no brainer. (I like to try new TOH recipes that don't have as many reviews yet, but I wanted a sure fire meal for tonight.) It was YUMMY.....loved the baked shredded zucchini-cheese base and can't go wrong with a tomato beef mixture with more cheese. Two thumbs way up and a perfect casserole to make anytime. Husband liked as much as I did."

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amehart User ID: 1464390 254626
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

"Wonderful dish! So simple and quick to make too! Can personalize it for your family with additional toppings too! Will definitely make again! Thank you!"

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knscuba@aol.com User ID: 1426899 254388
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"This is definitely a do it again. I will try adding some other "pizza" toppings next time."

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bevery1949 User ID: 5979249 254283
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2016

"My husband really enjoyed the meal. Didn't have enough of some of the cheeses, used what I had. Next time I'm going to top it with saute or canned mushroom, you could top it with any of your favorite topping."

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jupowers User ID: 151514 253806
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

"This was very good. Will be making again very soon. Thank you for such a great recipe."

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SWEETR20 User ID: 5773163 253233
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"Outstanding recipe! Anyone who's tasted this ALWAYS requests the recipe. Yes, it's that darn good!"

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