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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.

Reviews for Zucchini Pizza Casserole

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

This was a great recipe to use up zucchini. I would make this again.

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

Both my husband and I liked it and my kids loved it! I did add some seasonings to the crust: garlic, Italian seasoning, basil, and oregano.

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

This wasn't bad, but I thought the green pepper overpowered everything and I like green pepper. I used spaghetti sauce and added some garlic powder and fresh basal to the sauce. I think I will try again, but will put mushrooms and black olives on top and skip the green peppers. Definitely worth making again with some tweaking.

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

Did you measure the shredded zucchini, before or after you drained it?

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

My husband and I loved it. Since we live in New Mexico I added chopped green chile. It is a keeper. Next time I will also add fresh mushrooms.

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