When zucchini is plentiful in my garden, I slice and parboil it, then freeze it in 4-cup containers for recipes like this. It saves time—and lets us enjoy fresh zucchini year-round.—Sandy Robideau, Eureka, Montana
You'll love the crispy golden crust and the hearty filling in this layered meat pie sent in by Margery Bryan. "It's a great way to use up homegrown zucchini," says the Royal City, Washington gardener. "Plus, the leftovers freeze superbly."
Whenever I take this casserole to a potluck or serve it to guests, I get requests for the recipe. It was created by my friend Pat in Kansas City, Missouri, where my husband, Gene, and I lived until 1-1/2 years ago. Our two grown sons still live there. My sister-in-law gave me a gift subscription to CW last Christmas, and I saw the announcement for the zucchini recipe contest—in my very first issue. What a surprise to win!
Kids of all ages are sure to like this fun vegetarian spin on pizza! The recipe comes from Carol Mieske of Red Bluff, California. "You can't even tell there's zucchini in this dish," she notes. "If you have meat eaters in your family, try adding turkey pepperoni or sausage."
A co-worker shared this recipe that was originally her grandmother's. When I make it, I use a box of refrigerated cooked chicken and fresh zucchini my neighbor gives me from his garden. —Bev Dutro, Dayton, Ohio
I love this enchilada recipe because it helps me serve a healthy but tasty meal to my family. When my garden is bursting with zucchini, I turn to this dinner to make the most of it. My family loves the freshness of this tasty classic. —Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsville, Virginia
Like many people I know, I've had an overabundance of zucchini in my garden. I created this recipe to use up some of my bounty. My husband often shies away from vegetable dishes, but he declared this one a winner! —Barbara Edgington, Frankfort, Ohio
Someone at the table is bound to praise your rollatini dish, then ask what the heck it is. Your simple answer: thin slices of eggplant that are lightly breaded and fried, covered with cheeses, rolled up, topped with tangy tomato sauce and baked. —Andrea Rivera, Westbury, New York
I have made this lasagna-like zucchini casserole frequently over the years and shared the recipe with many. Recently, my daughter had some heart trouble, so I adapted the recipe to cut fat and calories. We think this version is just as delicious.
-Eleanor Hauserman, Huntsville, Alabama