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Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Tender cubed zucchini gets pleasant flavor from a cheesy sauce and cracker-crumb topping. "This fast-to-fix side dish is a great way to use up a big crop of the common squash," says Kathi Grenier of Auburn, Maine. At 35¢ a serving, it's an uncommon value.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds zucchini, cubed
  • 1 cup diced process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup crushed saltines (about 10 crackers)

Directions

  • Place zucchini in a saucepan and cover with water; cook over medium heat until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain well. Add cheese, butter, salt and pepper; stir until the cheese is melted.
  • Transfer to a greased shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 136 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • c.mca
    Feb 27, 2013

    My family and I started making vegetarian meals and this one was awesome. We all loved it, even my 9 year old son. It tastes like mac n cheese just healthier!!

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Aug 18, 2012

    Great even for those not fans of zucchini. So easy to make too!

  • lunarmagic
    Mar 4, 2012

    Definitely a hit, people were asking for the recipe!

  • Mrs. Peters
    Feb 16, 2011

    YES, Great way to get the family to eat veggies! Delicious recipe!

  • rbhuggs
    Aug 11, 2009

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  • angelasaye
    Jul 15, 2009

    Everyone raved about this one. A great way to sneak veggies onto a kid's plate!

  • Lorij610
    Aug 13, 2007

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