Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
This is a good recipe. I didn't cook the zucchini first, just added 10 minutes to the cook time. The only disadvantage to that was the casserole was a bit watery. I would make this again, probably with a little more cheese and maybe uncooked minute rice or quick cook pasta to absorb the liquid. A can of tomatoes could easily replace the tomato sauce too.
My family really enjoyed this. I will make it again but with a few changes. I would add a can of diced tomatoes, bell peppers and try to make it a bit more spicy. It has great potential.
This dish was EXCELLENT. I mostly followed the recipe except I used low fat cottage cheese and low fat cheddar and brown rice. The author didn't say whether or not to use quick rice or long grain and since I was short on time I used the quick brown rice.My only complaint with this recipe is that you have to have one pan to par boil the zucchini, another to brown the ground beef, another to cook the rice, a bowl to mix the cottage cheese and egg and you need the 8in square pan to bake the mixture in the oven. I cooked the rice in the microwave and after I added the rice to the ground beef mixture, I used that bowl to mix the cottage cheese/egg.This dish is so tasty that for sure I'd make it again but next time I'm going to double the zucchini and the ground beef mixture and freeze both to assemble the next time we want to make it. It'll save having to do so many dishes.One last thing, my husband has type II diabetes and this didn't spike his blood sugar at all, is very filling and as he was finishing up, he was already asking when we'd be having it again!
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