Zucchini Cheese Casserole Recipe

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Zucchini Cheese Casserole Recipe

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The taste of pizza in this dish—and the goodness of garden produce—makes it a surefire hit with folks of all ages!—Emma Gayle Hageman, Waucoma, Iowa
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained

Directions

Place zucchini in a double thickness of cheesecloth; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Gather ends of cheesecloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
In a bowl, combine zucchini, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and eggs. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until crust is set.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, garlic powder, and oregano; bring to a boil. Spoon over crust.
Top with green pepper and mushrooms; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 25-35 minutes longer or until heated through and cheeses are melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini Cheese Casserole in Country Ground Beef 1993, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 326 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 848mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • 4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  1. Place zucchini in a double thickness of cheesecloth; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Gather ends of cheesecloth and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
  2. In a bowl, combine zucchini, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and eggs. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until crust is set.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, garlic powder, and oregano; bring to a boil. Spoon over crust.
  4. Top with green pepper and mushrooms; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake 25-35 minutes longer or until heated through and cheeses are melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Zucchini Cheese Casserole in Country Ground Beef 1993, p51

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annlindblad User ID: 7743001 271960
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2017

"Husband added ketchup, but I thought it was tasty as is."

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Mandy257 User ID: 6312943 17298
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"I used pizza sauce instead of the tomato sauce, and fresh mushrooms. It was a wonderful dish, my whole family loved. It is also a good way to use up leftover zucchini."

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administrator User ID: 1996148 17293
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"very tasty, my husband loved it. Leftovers reheat well in the microwave too."

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