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Zucchini Pizza Casserole Recipe

Zucchini Pizza Casserole Recipe

I grow zucchini by the bushel, so this pizza casserole is one of my dinnertime go-to's. My hungry husband and kids gobble it right up. —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 medium green or sweet red pepper, chopped


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place zucchini in colander; sprinkle with salt. Let stand 10 minutes, then squeeze out moisture.
  • 2. Combine zucchini with eggs, Parmesan and half of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Press into a greased 13x9-in. or 3-qt. baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce; spoon over zucchini mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; add red pepper. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes longer.
  • 4. Freeze option: Cool baked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap casserole; reheat on a lower oven rack until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Italian sausage or ground turkey sub well in this casserole.
  • Make it vegetarian by skipping the meat and increasing the veggies. Mushrooms or finely chopped cauliflower (or a combination of the two) taste great.
  • This packs up nicely for weekday lunches.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 cup: 315 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 855mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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    Jennifer User ID: 9244204 272702
    Reviewed Sep. 5, 2017

    "So delicious! I did use fresh grated Parmesan cheese and topped with fresh sliced mozzarella. Didn't add any shredded mozzarella to the zucchini mixture only used Cheddar and Parmesan and still came out great!"

    jpmcatsx3 User ID: 5098913 272144
    Reviewed Aug. 23, 2017

    "Made it with Italian sausage instead of ground beef and added 2 tsp minced garlic. Yummy! Everyone loved it! I like the zucchini crust especially since it cuts down on carbs. Will definitely be making this again!"

    katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 272123
    Reviewed Aug. 23, 2017

    "Excellent! I liked it better fresh out of the oven so I will stick to a 1/2 recipe (8" square pyrex) to limit leftovers. Delicious!! (PS - I used ground chicken instead of beef to lower cholesterol - couldn't tell one bit of difference.)"

    bethsmoak User ID: 8186031 271482
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2017

    "This was fantastic! We don't eat a lot of pizza because of the carbs, so this is an incredible substitute for pizza! We will definitely be making it again!"

    momzilla24 User ID: 2029435 270354
    Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

    "Very tasty, versatile crust. Great way to use up the zucchini overload. Even those who don't care for zucchini will enjoy it. Have made it with a layer of ricotta, fresh tomatoes and basil instead of the the meat sauce for a vegetarian alternative."

    LindaMaeB User ID: 6126309 270168
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2017

    "I also added some extra Italian seasoning and garlic powder. My husband, who usually does not care for vegetables, went back for more!"

    WonkyGirl User ID: 8252934 269829
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

    "This is also good as a Mexican casserole. Switch your cheeses to Mexican mix cheeses and pepper jack. Same with sauce, try rotel or even an enchilada sauce with chunky salsa."

    eskie137 User ID: 8087359 269822
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

    "Been making this for years, I call it zucchini parmesian. I saute some fresh garlic, coat the zuchiini with some flaoved breat crummbs then fry just a little,put in casserole dish, then just ad my marinara sauce, mozzarella and parmesian and bake. Very flavorful with just the two cheeses."

    Denise User ID: 8992192 269510
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2017

    "Just made this and will be making it again but found it a bit bland, so the next time I make it I'll be adding a little heat and different (more pungent) cheese combination. I didn't saute the red peppers and loved it that way. Hubby just went for seconds - a good sign. Update: Just realized I used tomato sauce instead of a spiced Italian sauce. My bad. Trying it again - this time I'll read the directions more carefully."

    JFelt User ID: 3081208 269729
    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

    "We have made this many times and love it. I use pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce which is more flavorful. To lighten it up a little, we use 2 percent cheese and turkey italian sausage or turkey pepperoni. Very easy to freeze and take in my lunch later too."

    Jujubee1762 User ID: 82367 269699
    Reviewed Jul. 19, 2017

    "WE LOVED THIS!!!!!!! Will definitely make again.My husband said it's better than spaghetti. Used canned pizza sauce and Parmesan on top. Could use a little more zucchini. I think I need to start growing zucchini. LOL"

    rgaumer User ID: 4421903 269308
    Reviewed Jul. 11, 2017

    "This was amazing!! HUGE hit!!!"

    Teresa User ID: 1206555 269257
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2017

    "Absolutely delicious and so easy!!"

    watsonl1 User ID: 3481416 268927
    Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

    "This recipe is really good, and a great summer dish for when zucchinis are in abundance. I loved the zucchini crust. It was such a nice change of pace to a heavy bread crust. The only changes I made were based on using ingredients on hand - used an Italian cheese blend for the mozzarella and a colby-jack blend for the cheddar because I had both of those. I love a dish that is versatile in that way so just use whatever cheese combo you like best on this dish and you should have a winner. Also, I took the advice of others and cooked the bell pepper with the beef and onions because my family prefers that combo. My skeptical pizza loving daughter ate this and said it was good. I will definitely be making this dish again."

    Chile611 User ID: 8110990 267877
    Reviewed Jun. 11, 2017

    "Loved this recipe. The only thing I did differently was I cooked the peppers with beef and onions. Tastes even better as leftovers the next day!"

    Carole User ID: 3645144 265966
    Reviewed May. 14, 2017

    "This recipe is really really good. I've also used the zucchini, cheese, and egg mix as the base for Eggplant Parmesan instead of pasta. Everyone loves it."

    jbmmmo User ID: 5301503 264037
    Reviewed Mar. 29, 2017

    "Love this ......great way to use up a jar of pizza sauce too... come summer everyone has Zucchinis ....everything is in this meal too...a filling side dish or a complete meal.... Made it in ramekins...a good way to serve it too...spray the ramekins tho...sausage substitute work's as well...biggest deal is getting ALL the water out of the Zucchini ...."

    bnimsky User ID: 3841711 263912
    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

    "Has become a favorite at my house, added two cloves of garlic to the sauce and half onion and its delicious !"

    pattednajoann User ID: 3549156 259478
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

    "I made this years ago for my veggie hating kids. Making it now for my veggie hating grandkids. Hubby and I love it and the grandkids don't know what they're eating! Works for me!!"

    Aindia User ID: 6201823 259117
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017

    "I have made this many times now and every time it's still fantastic! Only changes I've made is that I use frozen chopped peppers and onions and cook them with the hamburger, I also use plain tomato sauce and just add italian seasoning and garlic."

    jo66 User ID: 6055005 257726
    Reviewed Dec. 5, 2016

    "Love this recipe. Have made it many times. I have even froze it. This one is a keeper."

    hkpepin User ID: 3030797 256833
    Reviewed Nov. 15, 2016

    "This is excellent. I loved that it tastes like pizza and the zucchini was essentially hidden in the dish. I did make a few changes - ground turkey instead of ground beef and I ran out of mozzarella cheese so I ended up using cheddar to replace it. I would absolutely make this again, maybe adding a few pizza toppings to it as well."

    curlylis85 User ID: 3166950 256751
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2016

    "This deserves all the fantastic reviews! If you are looking for recipes that will work well with a spiralizer, I used my thin-cut zucchini noodles instead of shredding them and it was great. I loved seeing my kids inhale all the zucchini!"

    delowenstein User ID: 3766053 256292
    Reviewed Nov. 2, 2016

    "I made this casserole on 11/1/16 and it's delicious! I did use 3 small red peppers, ground turkey in place of the beef, 2 cups shredded Pizza cheese blend and 1 cup Pepper-Jack/Cheddar cheese blend since I had those prepared cheeses on hand. I'd also added 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper to the ground turkey/chopped onion and I used a 15-oz. can pizza sauce. I used a 3-qt. casserole. delowenstein"

    summerlove1947 User ID: 8704249 256260
    Reviewed Nov. 1, 2016

    "I made this today, and it was easy and delicious. I will definitely make it again."

    JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 255214
    Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

    "With over 200 5-star reviews, I felt this dish was a no brainer. (I like to try new TOH recipes that don't have as many reviews yet, but I wanted a sure fire meal for tonight.) It was YUMMY.....loved the baked shredded zucchini-cheese base and can't go wrong with a tomato beef mixture with more cheese. Two thumbs way up and a perfect casserole to make anytime. Husband liked as much as I did."

    amehart User ID: 1464390 254626
    Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

    "Wonderful dish! So simple and quick to make too! Can personalize it for your family with additional toppings too! Will definitely make again! Thank you!"

    [email protected] User ID: 1426899 254388
    Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

    "This is definitely a do it again. I will try adding some other "pizza" toppings next time."

    bevery1949 User ID: 5979249 254283
    Reviewed Sep. 18, 2016

    "My husband really enjoyed the meal. Didn't have enough of some of the cheeses, used what I had. Next time I'm going to top it with saute or canned mushroom, you could top it with any of your favorite topping."

    jupowers User ID: 151514 253806
    Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

    "This was very good. Will be making again very soon. Thank you for such a great recipe."

    SWEETR20 User ID: 5773163 253233
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

    "Outstanding recipe! Anyone who's tasted this ALWAYS requests the recipe. Yes, it's that darn good!"

    llori User ID: 1718758 253042
    Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

    "Made this tonight for supper. There was just the 2 of us. We liked it so much we ate over half of it. Leftovers tomorrow. I followed recipe pretty much to a tee, loved it!"

    carol1229 User ID: 2027906 252599
    Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

    "Excellent! I used half summer squash and half zucchini-a perfect use for some of the squash our garden is giving us. I substituted mild provolone cheese for the cheddar and added some slices of turkey pepperoni for a little more "pizza" flavor. I also gave the top of the casserole a sprinkling of Penzey's Frozen Pizza seasoning-that really sealed the deal. We loved this casserole-I'll definitely be making it again. Thank you, Lynn!"

    CarolynRM User ID: 4337817 252593
    Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

    "This recipe was so easy to make. A little different way to use zucchini. My guests loved it.

    Served six, not eight. I will definitely make it again."

    engprof User ID: 889040 252412
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

    "I've made this twice in the last two weeks, as it's become one of my husband's top faves of my recipes. It's just the two of us, so I always halve the recipe and bake it in an 8X8 pan (it takes a little less time, and I cover it for the last ten minutes of baking to prevent over browning), and we get three dinners out of it. This time, I made it in the morning, as (1) it doesn't heat the house up quite as much earlier in the day, and (2) we both think it tastes better after it sits awhile. I generally avoid cheesy-meaty dishes during the hotter months, but this one doesn't come off as heavy because of the zucchini "crust". I've made it without the peppers on top or with roasted red peppers, and it's super either way."

    mwest0216 User ID: 4359936 252394
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

    "I'm going to try making this tonight with pepperoni instead of ground meat"

    knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 252325
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2016

    "Made this for the second time yesterday. It was very good. Will definitely make it often during zucchini season."

    norad2 User ID: 8900553 252085
    Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

    "Excellent recipe!"

    Katheen Ann User ID: 8893939 250443
    Reviewed Jul. 14, 2016

    "My family devoured this delicious dish. After reading the reviews I made sure to dry the zucchini well, and I jazzed up my sauce with some fresh herbs (basil, parsley and oregano) and garlic, and instead of ground beef I used hot and spicy breakfast sausage I had on hand. Can't wait to make it again with a layer of sauteed mushrooms! Thanks for this great recipe."

    lizb321 User ID: 5277271 250361
    Reviewed Jul. 12, 2016

    "This was one of the worst recipe I have ever tried from your site. It was a total mush bunch of green goop and I had to throw it out. What a waste of my time it preparing it."

    murrworm88 User ID: 1697209 250295
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

    "This was excellent! Recommend: cooking red pepper with beef and adding garlic, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes to amp up the flavors! We really enjoyed this!"

    danielleylee User ID: 4484886 250157
    Reviewed Jul. 6, 2016

    "I made this yesterday with zucchini fresh from the garden. I actually cut the recipe in half, and it turned out just fine. I also did not use hamburger but instead, we used 1 cup of pepperoni ."

    rjbeery75 User ID: 2114826 249913
    Reviewed Jun. 29, 2016

    "Very good and easy! I used tofu for the hamburger!"

    cariboocook User ID: 8196226 249675
    Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

    "I made this tonight and I must say it is delicious. I did take a couple of suggestions from others: 1) I drained the zucchini for about 30 minutes then I pressed out as much moisture as I could in the strainer - then transferred to paper towel and blotted some more - my casserole was not runny; 2) I added 1/2 tsp basil and 1/2 tsp oregano and 2 minced garlic cloves to tomato sauce mixture and sauteed the green peppers with the meat and onion. The sauce was anything but bland. I will be making this recipe for a long time to come. Thank you."

    kfnb User ID: 8771061 249536
    Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

    "I've made this recipe several times as written. It's a great way to use zucchini and it's always a hit."

    jasavage17 User ID: 2816108 248489
    Reviewed May. 22, 2016

    "Excellent! Great low carb dish to satisfy cravings for pizza. Will be making this and changing up the meat/veggies to make different varities(this time I used ground beef,mushrooms and black olives. I also added seasoning to tomato sauce (red pepper flakes, garlic powder and Italian seasoning."

    AudreyGaray User ID: 4482015 247577
    Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

    "Awesome! We practically cleaned out the bowl. No left-overs, so sad."

    DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 247447
    Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

    "This recipe is great; it's delicious and different. We tried it with sausage instead of beef first, and that was way too salty; that is not the fault of the recipe though. I add Italian seasoning to the sauce and cook the green pepper with the onion."

    apsimon23 User ID: 8242616 244743
    Reviewed Mar. 1, 2016

    "My picky family liked this recipe. I made it as written, except that I added minced garlic when browning the ground beef and also used pizza sauce instead of Italian tomato sauce. I may try some other options next time, like adding mushrooms."

    MaryAliceH User ID: 7877378 244515
    Reviewed Feb. 26, 2016

    "Very good recipe!! I, too, added a bit more seasoning to the meat (oregano and garlic) but otherwise made as written. I tend to like my food a bit more spicy so thought maybe I'd add some dried pepper flakes to the meat the next time. Very good warmed up the next day, too!! I can't wait for zucchini season to make this again and again!!!"

    Glendacoffee User ID: 6070826 244414
    Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

    "I don't eat carbs (pasta, etc) and can't wait to make this. Will probably add some ricotta on top of the zucchini."

    berg9153 User ID: 3008544 244385
    Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

    "Everyone loved this."

    Waynes1 User ID: 6948595 243984
    Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

    "I passed this recipe along to a friend who made it for a church potluck and everyone wanted the recipe. She made some and brought it to work and got the same rave reviews!"

    kaylenn2172 User ID: 1286066 236914
    Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

    "Love, love, love this recipe! And it reheats wonderfully. Great way to sneak in veggies too."

    smsKnight User ID: 8524784 232248
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2015

    "This is delicious but needs to be seasoned. I added oregano, basil, salt and pepper. I added a couple of cloves of garlic to the onion/hamburger blend while browning. My anti-zucchini family really enjoyed it."

    njwopperer User ID: 1361158 230830
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

    "great tasting will make it again my guests loved it and asked for the recipe it was yummy everyone had two helpings. it was easy to make ."

    Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 230622
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2015

    "This was delicious and a great way to use up zucchini. I love the fact it had vegetables in it and my son had no idea!"

    bblosser User ID: 8090826 230446
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

    "I made this for my family using fresh Zucchini from our garden. I will definitely make it again, especially for my husband."

    Janadele User ID: 7087902 230445
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2015

    "Good way to use garden zucchini."

    dude4940 User ID: 7530150 230411
    Reviewed Jul. 30, 2015

    "This dish was very tasty, my husband loved the dish. I added slices of pepperjack cheese to the topping. Will definitely make again."

    bctexas User ID: 7580539 228989
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

    "Family loves this recipe!! I skipped the green pepper, but added garlic and mushrooms. I used one can of tomato sauce and 1 can of diced tomatoes drained and pureed to give it some texture and also added Italian seasoning, basil and garlic powder. I have shared this with many friends. Thank you!"

    joniotto User ID: 1827180 227839
    Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

    "My husband and I loved this dish - very flavorful and easily made. I followed the recipe as written except for the substitution of pizza sauce for the tomato sauce. I like that this casserole may also be frozen and the next time I make it (and there will definitely be a next time!) I think I will put it into two 8" dishes and pop one in the freezer for later. Great recipe!"

    lorena1 User ID: 3234059 227775
    Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

    "I made this recipe the other night and it is Fantastic. I didn't use tomato sauce... I used a can of stewed tomatoes and added 1 tblspn of basil and thyme to make it more Italian. I cooked it down until the liquid dissipated. It was Super Delicious!!!!"

    Gessica User ID: 1193660 223568
    Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015


    cherylkap User ID: 7654337 221591
    Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

    "I have enjoyed this recipe, as written and it was delicious. I have now added my own additions and use hot sausage in place of the beef. I have also used pizza sauce to make it more like pizza and added traditional pizza toppings. Great taste anyway you decide to make it and it is a great recipe for those that are doing keto or low carb diets."

    Wahiawa0516 User ID: 8270898 221318
    Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

    "Made for dinner tonight for my adult son and I!

    Omgosh, it's so delicious, thank you ,
    I didn't have mozzarella so I grated string cheese
    I used two can tomato sauce and sprinkled with Italian seasoning and garlic powder! Yum
    Oh an a dash of sugar, yes sugar about a teaspoon! I omitted the green peppers didn't have any, but sprinkle chopped green onions (scallions) yum
    I wanted to get seconds, think I'll wait till tomorrow CALORIES LOL

    1156cduke User ID: 5618491 220624
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

    "easy to fix and great taste. I used pepperoni instead of ground beef to make more pizzalike. Family would have liked it more if had a firmer crust."

    dwinokur User ID: 887938 219731
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

    "This was very good and I liked adding nutrition by using zucchini instead of a bread crust."

    nfrank User ID: 3388325 12847
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

    "great recipe. Good way to use up all the zucchini from our garden."

    Grannycooksgood User ID: 8097736 43624
    Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

    "I cut in squares and took to a potluck, it was a hit! My changes were I used 1/2 ground turkey and 1/2 pork sausage. Had eggplant in garden so grated in with zucchini. Will make again."

    dvogt71 User ID: 8045340 39638
    Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

    "My husband is NOT a picky eater - but my children and I are. We all loved this so much we made it twice and brought it to a family party where it was devoured! Great texture, flavor and taste. I made sure to not only drain the zucchini but blotted it with paper towels - It was PERFECT!"

    dmktwink User ID: 1410154 10030
    Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

    "This was wonderful tasting! In place of the ground beef I used sausage and in place of the Italian tomato sauce I used homemade marinara. The zucchini will be soggy if you don't drain it properly, but it still tastes good. You can pour off the extra liquid for nice and firm leftovers."

    nesting in Illinois User ID: 472204 43554
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

    "Awesome will make again and again"

    miw User ID: 7181521 33200
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

    "Very good! I used sausage instead of ground beef.. Also added pizza sauce to tomato sauce because I didn't have Italian tom sauce. I will definitely make again.."

    akitabogart User ID: 6611427 19252
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

    "Very good, but extremely high in fat and cholesterol. So not really a "healthy dish" but very tasty."

    whee User ID: 6035974 12845
    Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

    "Made this tonight and we both loved it. Since I just had regular tomato sauce, I added Italian seasoning and some garlic powder. Definitely a keeper."

    ibarra User ID: 5607220 13392
    Reviewed Aug. 14, 2014

    "I made this for my husband's coworkers. It was a big hit. Very easy to make and a great way to get people to eat their veggies. I added one tsp of parsley to the sauce bc I could only find plain sauce."

    justfiddlin User ID: 4400402 6746
    Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

    "I made this dish for a book club I just recently joined. It was a big hit . BANG!!

    everybody wants the recipe, Great way to utilize the abundance of veggie this time of year,"

    Darstar User ID: 1308449 201444
    Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

    "Family loved it. Next time I'll double it."

    cookieladyangel User ID: 245594 201443
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

    "I made this tonight for supper with few adjustments -- package of ground turkey was a little more than a pound so added more onion plus used Prego Chunky Garden Tomato, Onion & Garlic spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce. Didn't measure the cheese -- anyone who loves cheese doesn't care if there is more. Most of the ingredients as to the amounts can be adjusted to your preference. It was wonderful. My husband thought it was really good & kept taking a little more & a little more. I will definitely be making it again."

    skogsbergh User ID: 2173056 201442
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

    "This was really good. I thought it tasted more like lasagna than pizza. Maybe it was because I used a jar of spaghetti sauce in place of the tomato sauce. I did follow the ret of the recipe. I will make this again!!!!"

    cawsmom User ID: 1393673 201441
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2014

    "My husband HATES zucchini! When I served this dish, he raved and raved about it. He thought the zucchini crust was actually rice, but when I told him what it really was, he just smiled and went back for seconds!!! I will definitely make this again. Next time, we may add olives to it for some extra zing, but the recipe is great as-is!!!"

    leighlee61 User ID: 7656857 6743
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

    "This got my husbands 2 thumbs up...had it today for lunch. I did add 1tsp each, basil, oregano and garlic powder to sauce along with fresh mushrooms on top. Definitely a keeper!"

    mrsh318 User ID: 3583996 38230
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014 Edited Nov. 15, 2016

    "i saw that this was one of the best rated casseroles so it inspired me to try it. It wasn't anything to really rave about and I wouldn't make it again unless I added something like sausage. Maybe that would be better. It tasted kind of bland to me. Needed some spices to taste like pizza"

    Shekoba3 User ID: 7925054 13391
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

    "I fixed this last night for my husband & me~delicious! I used venison for the meat & a little variation on the cheeses~added my own spices to tomato sauce~only because this is all I had on hand but you couldn't ask for it to be any better than this! Thank you~definitely a keeper:)"

    magkel User ID: 1536752 10027
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

    "I've been a subscriber to Taste of Home since the very early 90's and have to say this is my first review of any recipe. Believe me, my family has many favorite TOH recipes, but I have to say this is excellent. I added a teaspoon each of dried basil, oregano, and garlic powder to the zucchini mixture. Instead of ground beef I used 1/2 lb each of ground sirloin and turkey sausage. I also used mushrooms. I know I hate when someone rates a recipe after they changed it, but it would be just as delicious made as printed. Thanks Lynn for a great way to use up an abundance of zucchini!"

    Sherrieboudinot User ID: 604277 32732
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014


    ritasistos User ID: 3451730 201440
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

    "Whole family loved it! Added some oregano , basil and garlic powder. Next time will replace 1/2 pound of burger with Italian sausage"

    jadegreen_eyz User ID: 3672961 33170
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

    "I look forward to making this dish. I love zucchini and pizza so this is a great combo. And it's a good way to get my family to eat more veggies."

    fhquilting User ID: 2569371 43106
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

    "I forgot to tell you that I added 1 C quick oatmeal and 1 C chopped walnuts to the reserved crust for the topping."

    fisherofmendf User ID: 4325288 24650
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

    "very good"

    NanaBones User ID: 6921018 24617
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

    "I loved this recipe. Different. Great way to use zucchini. Flavors even better day 2 and beyond. Enjoying to the last bite!!"

    cathy.dean User ID: 1467714 19177
    Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

    "Had last night for dinner and it was excellent. We are trying to go low carb and this looked great. I made sure the zucchini was well drained and I baked it 25 minutes and the crust was fine. I did leave out the cheddar cheese and added more Parmesan. I also used turkey Italian sausage for more flavor and we don't eat much beef. Topped with it with regular jar spaghetti sauce since that is all I had and yellow peppers, onion, some garlic. So yummy!"

    Jenisl User ID: 6929561 19175
    Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

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

    smagal User ID: 5715837 6742
    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."

    pmcollector User ID: 5329394 37713
    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."

    secogeor User ID: 824664 13385
    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."

    bnrudy User ID: 659489 39637
    Reviewed Jul. 18, 2014

    "This was good, but I think I like LKimK77 recipe so I'm going to try it except for home made sauce, I'll use pizza sauce and no bell pepper (we can't eat them) I'll use a banana or sweet pepper"

    Mandy257 User ID: 6312943 13568
    Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

    "This was awesome. My entire family loves it. I usually use sausage, pizza sauce and add green peppers, and fresh mushrooms. This is a keeper."

    perkylk User ID: 4919868 9976
    Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

    "I love this recipe! It's one of the reasons we grow zucchini!"

    Carrie0101 User ID: 6549830 12998
    Reviewed May. 10, 2014

    "Excellent Recipe! A definite "do over"."

    LKimK77 User ID: 4952226 33164
    Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

    "This is a awesome pizza for a gluten free diet. I used my home made red sauce omitted the cheddar cheese and topped it with sauteed mushrooms, onions, orange pepper, & black olives, and topped with green onion before serving."

    tangomango User ID: 5621414 19137
    Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014


    DHeitz User ID: 7515084 13384
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

    "Followed SKS2's review and made with spaghetti sauce. Husband and 1 year old loved it! Will definitely make again."

    criztina User ID: 7492101 39635
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

    "How I made the recipe shown: I did green onion instead of white onion, no ground beef, turkey bacon without nitrates, red and green bell peppers diced, and my bottom layer (crust) also contained squash with the zucchini. I used a food processor attachment to shred the zuke and squash. Added an extra egg white as I had I had more veggies at the bottom layer. Added crushed red pepper to my pizza sauce layer. IT WAS AWESOME!!!"

    SKS2 User ID: 4424767 43105
    Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

    "This was very good. I used spaghetti sauce in place of the tomato sauce."

    emfleming User ID: 4512655 39631
    Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

    "Loved this and enjoyed the leftovers a few days later. Delicious! I added a small can of petite diced tomatoes (well drained). Have prepared it several times already."

    spiker1 User ID: 264159 12997
    Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

    "Great way to use up my vast supply of zuchinni"

    debstamp User ID: 6321450 37701
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

    "My husband loved this dish and was happy that there were leftovers for his lunch the next day. After reading other reviews I was very careful to make sure I really got the moisture out of the zucchini and was glad I had. This came out great. I will definitely be making again and may follow some of the suggestions for other toppings like pepperoni or maybe even using the sausage in place of the ground beef."

    kidfarm User ID: 6793356 6740
    Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

    "My family didn't like it the zucchini was too soggy."

    Margie59 User ID: 6444126 14185
    Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

    "This was a big hit with my family. It's definitely worth giving it a try!!!"

    ingaannie User ID: 6743682 43104
    Reviewed Sep. 4, 2013

    "Love this casserole - great way to use up summer zucchini - I have made several - so we have some in the freezer for later!"

    Josie456 User ID: 6864113 6734
    Reviewed Aug. 24, 2013

    "Actually tastes even better the next day as a leftover"

    cooky61 User ID: 3416721 33130
    Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013



    mrscrazyed1 User ID: 6143812 201439
    Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

    "When I first mentioned this to DH, his response was somewhat short of enthusiastic. But his motto is "I'll try anything once." He absolutely raved about this dish. After reading many of the reviews, I made sure that my zucchini was as dry as possible. I didn't use salt, but squeezed the shredded zucchini through some linen towels and then lit it sit for about a half hour. Then squeezed it through paper towels. I really wanted a firm crust so baked it for 25 minutes rather than 20. That timing was absolutely perfect; the edges were just starting to brown. I added garlic, red pepper flakes and some dried oregano to the sauce, and sprinkled some fresh julienned basil on top of the casserole right before baking. The ground beef was more prevalent a flavor than I had expected, and the zucchinie was less. This is a great casserole in which to "hide" vegetables. We'd love to try it with Italian sausage instead of the ground beef, but unfortunately that would raise the fat content through the roof. All and all, a yummy recipe."

    pretzeld User ID: 5747609 13383
    Reviewed Aug. 13, 2013

    "We didn't care for this at all."

    AnneT6294 User ID: 688209 43103
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

    "Delicious. Added a little crushed pepper flakes"

    sally1031 User ID: 5046870 38226
    Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

    "I made this casserole just as wrtten and it was good. The next time I made it I used italian sausage instead of the ground beef and it was fantastic."

    tawnehome User ID: 7144825 12993
    Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

    "This was a major hit in our home. My daughter is a veggiei-hater and she even loved it. This is a definite future meal in our home again."

    Naboskala User ID: 1488435 201438
    Reviewed Jul. 29, 2013

    "Made this for dinner last night. It wasn't bad, but I wasn't blown away by it. I didn't really taste the zucchini, so it would be a good way to sneak some in on a veggie hater. Left off the green peppers & topped mine with mushrooms & black olives. I will probably make it again, but not often as there is a lot of cheese!"

    cheesecakes User ID: 864021 6721
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2013

    "We loved this. I have to admit though, that I added basil and oregano from the garden and more salt and pepper."

    AdeleDegnan User ID: 4801874 32988
    Reviewed Jul. 23, 2013

    "Made just as written (except for subbing pasta sauce for tomato sauce). A keeper for sure. Love the low carb!"

    dianephelps User ID: 578399 43102
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

    "Everyone likes this casserole who've tried it! I use pizza sauce and add pizza toppings that we like: mushrooms, turkey pepperoni, pineapple, etc. I make it very often year round."

    KSjoe User ID: 6920027 24540
    Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

    "It was great. The hardest part was drying our the zucchini. I added mushrooms and olives."

    geopchick User ID: 5714774 12844
    Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

    "My son didn't really like this, but I did. Of course, he doesn't like lasagna (I can't explain it), so that may be part of it. But I liked the zucchini...I might have to experiment with it a bit more..."

    TuscanyTrish User ID: 7096508 13566
    Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

    "Awesome recipe! I deviated a bit substituting ground turkey for ground beef and using a Monterey Jack Jalapeño cheese blend instead of the cheddar. This recipe is great for low carb diets. I look forward to making it again with other popular pizza toppings like mushrooms!"

    Blooming flower User ID: 6805420 39628
    Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

    "So, good"

    braceletgirl User ID: 939043 32559
    Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

    "I love zucchini. This casserole is very good and leftovers are good too!"

    shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 24537
    Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

    "I wasn't sure that my family would go for this one, but my two worst critics, the husband and the picky son loved it. I would agree with everyone else that the zucchini needs about 20 min to drain and I took handfuls and squeezed it out and had no problems. Will be making again soon!!"

    sandyamoller User ID: 638454 37699
    Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

    "Excellent!! It has already become a family favorite, & I've made it several times. I added some pizza seasoning to the sauce to make it take even more pizza-y."

    selyfarm User ID: 3864563 14169
    Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

    "very good!!!"

    cricket22 User ID: 1991300 38184
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

    "After I wrote my review I was reading all the others and quite a few was talking about it being watery. First, let it stand about 20-30 minutes then squeeze it out by handfuls, that really helps, but I found if I baked the crust about 30-35 minutes or longer before adding the sauce makes for a firmer crust. Love it!"

    cricket22 User ID: 1991300 24510
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

    "I seen this recipe on here last year and have made it several times now. My husband loves it so much I even had to buy zucchini from the store during the winter months and into summer till the zucchini was ready again. Once when I had been canning some homemade pasta sauce, I had a bit left over in the refrigerator and decided to use that in place of the tomato sauce, it was excellent. Also, have used leftover taco meat. That was good too. Thanks!!!"

    redcow User ID: 47124 201437
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

    "Very good!!!!! I wish I had this recipe at the beginning of zucchini season. Will definitely make again. Three people ate all most the whole dish!!!! I let the zucchini set with the salt a good 20 minutes. I used some of my homemade salsa and homemade spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce. I also topped with some of my pickled Hungarian waxed peppers. Excellent flavor."

    summyb User ID: 3917798 39626
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2012

    "This was delicious. I substituted pizza sauce for the tomato sauce, and used pepperoni instead of ground beef. Yummy! Leftovers were great!"

    mrsjenb User ID: 3366624 14167
    Reviewed Aug. 24, 2012

    "Excellent. I didn't think my husband would like this, be he did!! He thought it would make a good dip. It truly is a unique way to use zucchini, and it was delicious. Good leftover, too."

    jajm6 User ID: 1412288 38163
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

    "This is a fabulous way to use up extra zucchini!! I double the meat/tomato mixture as my husband and boys needed a meatier dish. I didn't have italian tomato sauce and have found that one big can of Hunt's Spaghetti sauce is perfect for the doubled mixture. I agree, it is even better the next day."

    lenasgold User ID: 6809195 12841
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

    "Excellent recipe. Will definitely make again."

    georgiagrandma User ID: 5847090 24500
    Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

    "Four out of four adults in this family did not care for this at all. It was too rich and greasy with all the cheese."

    jieastcott User ID: 1507778 13565
    Reviewed Aug. 1, 2012

    "So good and so easy! Wonderful way to use zucchini."

    selyfarm User ID: 3864563 201436
    Reviewed Jul. 31, 2012

    "Very Very good - followed the advice from other comments... I let the zucchini sit for 30 minutes and squeezed out by the handful, added 1/2 lb of mild Italian sausage and pepperoni's on top.. Even better the next day."

    klhug User ID: 6683740 38159
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

    "This was amazing! Draining the water out of the zucchini was more time consuming.. plan for atleast 15 minutes. I added fresh basil on top. All 3 kids and my husband LOVED it!"

    best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 13382
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

    "This was so good, will make it again. The only thing i did different was used pizza sauce instead of the tomatoe sauce."

    Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 13563
    Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

    "I let my shredded & salted zucchini sit for about 20 minutes, then squeezed as much of the liquid out as I could by handfuls since I felt I would be able to get more out that way. After I pressed it into the dish I used several paper towels to soak up excess liquid. After baking the zucchini was still a little "liquidy", but not bad. I'm wondering how it would be with 1 egg instead. With the 2 eggs it didn't seem to bind the zucchini, in fact it seems the cheese would do a good enough job.

    I used spaghetti sauce and added a little more garlic and a very small sprinkling of oregano and basil."

    marlowesmom User ID: 1394533 12833
    Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

    "Terrific recipe. I did sub my homemade pizza sauce for the tomato sauce because that's what I had. I left out the cheddar and increased the two other cheeses to make it up. I also added pepperoni. Will make this again and again, thanks!"

    sassymadcow User ID: 963118 6720
    Reviewed Jun. 3, 2012

    "This is one of my favorite recipes only I add one can of diced tomatoes and use one small can of sauce instead of the 15 oz can of sauce."

    christy5472 User ID: 559833 38158
    Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

    "This was so good. Probably one of the best zucchini recipes I have made. I didn't have any green peppers, but used pepperonis on top instead. I premade the casserole the day before, but waited to put the remaining cheese and pepperonis on top until the last 10 minutes of reheating. Before I put the pepperonis on top I microwaved them a bit and blotted off the grease. Then I cut them up and sprinkled them on top."

    Angiolina User ID: 5100901 12829
    Reviewed Apr. 24, 2012

    "I made this late night and everyone loved it. I replaced the ground beef with ground turkey, and added oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the meat sauce."

    UpToMe123 User ID: 6133762 37697
    Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

    "Made this casserole exactly as the recipe is written - next time tweaked it and used 1/2 hamburger and 1/2 italian sausage only because we like a little more spice. This is a wonderful recipe - our entire family loved it even my picky father-in-law and our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter. This is a keeper!"

    Juliet58 User ID: 6208484 6719
    Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

    "This recipe is delicious ! I baked the crust for 30 min, replaced the green pepper with green and black olives. Will definitely make again."

    Summy User ID: 1386846 39624
    Reviewed Feb. 11, 2012

    "I loved this recipe, but used chopped pepperoni slices to make it really taste like pizza."

    hamchs2 User ID: 3679952 37694
    Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

    "This is my new favorite recipe. I have made this dish about 6 times in the last 4 months. I use a pound of sausage and a pound of ground beef, cook them both; combine with the spaghetti sauce and than divide. I use one mixture right away, and freeze the other for a later use.

    You can also make the zucchini crust a day early and assemble the whole recipe; put it in the fridge, and bake the next day for dinner.
    This is my new lasagna--and so much cheaper too!"

    lucysue12 User ID: 5329366 32987
    Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

    "Very good!! The process of drainig the zucchini was long. I drained it for 30 minutes, squeezed it and drained again for 30 minutes. I then rolled it in a towel to make sure all the liquid was gone. I used mild turkey sausage and added garlic and italian seasoning to the meat. I will make this again but next time I will cook the zucchini longer until it is golden brown and starts to get crusty."

    Kbrown2525 User ID: 1184944 14163
    Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

    "My husband and I love this dish! I substitute the hamburger for Italian style ground turkey which gives it more flavor than regular hamburger."

    sabinej9 User ID: 978148 12992
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

    "Used Italian sausage for meat. Very good use for zucchini."

    deboreno User ID: 5711975 39622
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

    "Trying to watch my carbs, this is delish! I used pizza sauce and topped it with mushrooms and italian sausage crumbled-yum! Put in containers for lunch this week."

    [email protected] User ID: 1289836 6718
    Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

    "Our family loved this! My husband (not a huge zucchini fan) and my one-year-old son both ate two pieces. Since my family is smaller, I made it in two pie plates so we could give one away. Worked perfectly! I agree with other reviews that the zucchini needs to drain longer - at least 20-30 minutes - to get properly dry. Otherwise it's a bit soggy. Will definitely make again!"

    Dannysngirl User ID: 4510201 13559
    Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

    "Delicious! Added a shredded potato to the zucchini mixture because I didn't have quite enough zucchini. Also added mushroom. Definately a keeper!"

    jaspertyler User ID: 1942868 37692
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

    "I really liked this recipe quite a bit. The flavors were excellent together and I loved the "juiciness" of the dish. It was delicious. I added a little crushed red peppers and some mushrooms to the sauce."

    krisjeffery1 User ID: 5468624 18889
    Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

    "All 8 of us loved the flavor! Not hugely filling as is and quite watery from the zucchini. Next time I made it decided to add 2-3 C. of cooked spaghetti to zucchini/cheese mixture. Delicious and completely filling. Have made it several times now and works out great. Has become a big favorite."

    bylaw User ID: 797340 201435
    Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

    "I'm not a huge fan of zucchini, but am trying to eat more veggies. This was wonderful! I didn't even taste the zucchini. I made this as is, but it definitely lends itself to experimenting. Yum!!!"

    chris and jenn User ID: 4471881 13554
    Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

    "Tasted great but was too mushy."

    Aroen User ID: 6239649 12991
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

    "I made this for dinner tonight and everyone loved it even my 6yr old. Good meal for my diabetic husband, he said it was very filling."

    Kleo User ID: 1131404 43091
    Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

    "I absolutely loved this recipe and so did my husband. It was especially tasty for leftovers the next day. I will definitely make this again!"

    Margielou_wa User ID: 56764 18888
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "What a great recipe!"

    SoldrzAngel User ID: 6051138 24496
    Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

    "One of my 12 year olds favorite things! We add a bit more cheese than it calls for. Great for warming up at work the next day!"

    cblanton1 User ID: 3412371 201434
    Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

    "This recipe is quick, easy and delicious. It's definitely a favorite for our family. I've shared it with friends and the reviews are the same. I do have a couple additions that I feel complete the dish[although not necessary] -fresh garlic and fresh basil."

    mustbekarma User ID: 5927654 12978
    Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

    "Of course, I always have to tweak a recipe, but I did add a bit of basil and marjoram to the meat/tomato sauce mixture. I also added minced garlic. I probably strained the zucchini for about 20 minutes. I probably squeezed 2 cups of liquid out of it. It still seemed wet, but when I mixed it with the cheese, it was almost a little too dry to combine until I mixed the eggs in. I also sliced roma tomatoes, sprinkled with basil, pepper, and salt, on top before adding the top layer of cheese. I'll definitely make this again."

    dbassoon User ID: 5638843 42873
    Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

    "I did not soak my zucchini and I use tomato sauce with Italian Herbs. Everyone loved it!"

    meghabs User ID: 4476676 12828
    Reviewed Sep. 12, 2011

    "Love this recipe, cheesy and delicious! I am always looking for new ways to use zucchini from my garden."

    Kromwel User ID: 1695800 201433
    Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

    "My whole family really liked this recipe. The only thing I did different was I added some dried oregano and basil to the beef mixture, and crumbled 5 strips of cooked bacon on top along with the green pepper. I'll be making this again."

    Jo379 User ID: 688424 24491
    Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

    "I made twice this to take to two different gatherings and everyone that tried it loved it. I have passed out several copies of the recipe and am still getting requests for it. I did add a little minced garlic to the sauce, then spinkled on fresh chopped basil and oregano on top before baking. easy and tasty!"

    lovetobake4u User ID: 2571110 12826
    Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

    "Absolutely delicious! My husband said, "It's a do over." He also took the leftovers to work and shared a bite with his supervisor and his co-worker. They also loved it and requested their own serving next time. LOL!"

    tastadj User ID: 1170009 13375
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

    "My son said that it tasted like my homemade pizza before he knew that there was zucchini in the crust. My family liked it. I will make it again."

    asauntie User ID: 5714905 38157
    Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

    "Extremely disappointed. While it was tasty -- I added oregano and garlic to the sauce -- it came out a wet mess. Since I drained the meat mixture well and used sauce right from the can without adding water all I can think is 10 minutes isn't nearly long enough to salt-drain the zucchini, which I pressed to drain in the strainer and then squeezed in a towel."

    Janet_in_PA User ID: 989708 18886
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "Some one gave me three zucchinis and this was one of the recipes I tried, it was delicious. Looking forward to making it again."

    jajm6 User ID: 1412288 6715
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

    "This was super!! My four kids came home from sports practice and loved it -- even the one who doesn't like zucchini. I doubled the ground beef and used a can of spaghetti sauce. I cooked onion and peppers with the meat. I added a layer of pepperoni on top the meat layer. I did not have cheddar cheese so omitted that. It was fantastic. I think I will try low fat cheese next time. It is an excellent way to use up zucchini!!"

    MissKarla User ID: 271602 18884
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

    "Absolutely wonderful!!! I substituted pizza sauce for the tomato sauce since this is a pizza recipe. I also added the onion along with the green pepper as pizza is normally made. I gave the recipe to 6 people the first day I made it for work."

    lynnehyden1 User ID: 4523220 12820
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "I have made this twice so far and my family and neighbors love it."

    Hilomom User ID: 949869 13372
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2011

    "With no offense meant to the creator of this recipe, I felt cheated! With a name like Zucchini Pizza casserole, I expected some pizza flavors. I didn't get any of that at all!!! It was tasty as made according to the recipe, but disappointing. I kind of thought the zucchini layer on the bottom would be more like a crust, but it wasn't. I will try this again, but I have some other ideas to ramp it up!"

    LeslieMN User ID: 4617578 32883
    Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

    "Deliciousness surpassed our expectations. Made it last night and can't wait till we have it leftover tomorrow night. Used Italian sausage in place of burger, and added a few banana pepper rings to the top. My husband said to be sure and write "keeper" before filing it away. I would serve this to company."

    hamlinx4 User ID: 277983 201432
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

    "My family loved it! Let the zucchini dry longer and omitted the salt. Next time my family asked me to add mushrooms. It was delicious!"

    myrtrose User ID: 3073135 201431
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

    "LOVE this recipe! Low carb (I'm diabetic) and so easy to sub lowfat ingredients.

    I made mine with low fat cheeses and ground turkey breast. Everyone loved it!"

    prettypersuasion12087 User ID: 4432262 12817
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

    "Too salty, I even omitted the pre salting, lacked substance...waste of my good zucchini!"

    carleyjacob User ID: 2197062 32460
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

    "Made this for my family and everyone loved it awesome recipe"

    cwohlg User ID: 6145313 38156
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

    "Awesome way to use up all that zucchini!"

    jacee23 User ID: 1279488 13553
    Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

    "I didn't use the salt, just let it set for about 30 minutes like another review said to do. I added a little bit of oregano and basil to the tomato sauce since I didn't have Italian tomato sauce. I might cut back just a little on the cheese. Taste was excellent. Will be freeze zucchini so I can have this during the winter months."

    Lindleysmom User ID: 1733197 12816
    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

    "Followed advice to be sure zucchini is very dry and used italian sausage instead of hamburger. This was awesome! A definite keeper for my family."

    jingerwhite User ID: 5914053 13550
    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

    "Very good - my family loved it. I used half spagetti sauce and half It talian tomato sauce and then added italian seasoning to give it a little extra kick. I will definately make this again."

    darcien007 User ID: 5786236 32438
    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

    "Loved this! I would like to try adding fresh spinach to this next time. I used Italian seasoned gr. turkey. I also sauteed the chopped onion with the gr. pepper I also added some fresh basil to the turkey, onion and gr pepper mix. I used a nice marinar sauce from Trade Joes and did put black olives in under the top layer of cheese."

    pittsburgh_kristen User ID: 3348519 37689
    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "My family LOVED this recipe! We will definitely will make this again....sooner than later."

    Jenemm User ID: 1542305 42752
    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

    "I cooked the green pepper with the beef and onion, plus some garlic. Next time I'm not using any salt, and I may try ground turkey."

    RedRain User ID: 702637 14162
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011

    "For those worried about the sodium content, you don't need to sprinkle the zucchini with salt. Let it stand for 1/2 hour & then wring it out really well. It will be just as good as sprinkling with salt. Any recipe that has this much cheese will have a high sodium content, as cheese is loaded with salt. No need adding more if you can help it!"

    LadyVir User ID: 3098433 18883
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "I use pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce and I added chopped onions ... it's so delicious and burst of flavors"

    d2check User ID: 2092246 6692
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2011 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "Have not made this recipe yet, but sounds really delish! My neighbor has an abundance of zucchini, while I only planted two plants this year. I will definitely print her out a copy of this recipe! Has anyone tried throwing in some sliced or chunked pepperoni too? Once I make the recipe as directed, I always "tweek" it, so I may add some pepperoni the second time. I know my family will love this recipe. Can't wait to make it and will report back : ) I may also make one for my son who went back to college, and is living in an apt. near campus. He and his room mates would love this : )"

    djpierce09 User ID: 5674865 14161
    Reviewed Aug. 26, 2011 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "I made this for my family several months ago. Delicious !!!!! I have made it 4 more times since then. My husband raves about it and my teenage son eats the zucchini with no complaints. 5 stars from us"

    msruth66 User ID: 5745119 13515
    Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

    "This was wonderful. My husband raved about it at work and had people request the recipe."

    sj55 User ID: 1420676 18882
    Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

    "One of the best recipes I've ever made. My family wants to know when I'll be making it again!!!"

    tammko User ID: 6145550 14157
    Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

    "I made this for my family and they loved it. I will definetely make it again."

    three kittens User ID: 5715132 32882
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2011

    "My husband & I loved this recipe. I used Putanesca Spaghetti sauce and it was fabulous. I will be making it for our family picnic."

    jennyharper76 User ID: 3726661 14156
    Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

    "I used spaghetti sauce instead of the tomato sauce and it worked great! Also, I omited the cheddar cheese and it was still delicious."

    FLgrandmama User ID: 5727368 9966
    Reviewed Jul. 16, 2011

    "Wonderful, delicious, versatile, can't wait to make it again. The zucchini crust is fantastic. The key is to squeeze all the liquid out and then squeeze it again. You can make this any way you like your pizza. It also reheats very well for left-overs. Thanks for this great recipe."

    hartmr User ID: 5083479 32425
    Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

    "easy and delicious! I added some leftover mushrooms to the beef and onions and some black pepper."

    jen k User ID: 1977993 18693
    Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

    "whole family loves this casserole, many come back for seconds"

    chefdesucre User ID: 6026192 37687
    Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

    "Very simple and tasty. I think I might experiment with more toppings next time."

    jwand User ID: 2523116 18658
    Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

    "Very good. My husband and toddler went back for seconds. Will try adding mushrooms to sauce next time."

    linmel06 User ID: 3885016 9965
    Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

    "Delicious!! I don't care for zucchini or hamburger, but this was great! You can mostly taste cheese (yum). Also, depending on how you fix up the tomato sauce, it adds nice flavor (I added some red pepper as suggested). I also liked the green peppers on top- the crispness was a nice contrast.

    I would liken the bottom layer to an egg bake consistency and taste."

    LLLong12 User ID: 5819159 39621
    Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

    "Was delicious. Mine came out a little soggy but perhaps I didn't get all the moisture out of the zucchini."

    Giannabelle User ID: 5347516 24487
    Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

    "I made this and the next day it was all gone. Love it!!"

    jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 24404
    Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

    "We really enjoyed this. I was concerned about putting a whole green pepper on top of the cheese, so I put most of it in with the beef and onion to cook. I also added some italian seasoning and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes."

    kristylynn1124 User ID: 5602437 18600
    Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

    "This was amazing! I have been looking for recipes that taste delicious, but don't have the typical carbs (like pizza crust or lasagna noodles) and this was perfect. I will be adding this to my list of favorites for sure!"

    Lillian W User ID: 1438746 37686
    Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

    "Love it, and I don't like zucchini! Actually used some Thai squash I had no idea what to do with. Tried some of the suggestions, the sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms and really like the result!"

    [email protected] User ID: 1558847 42129
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

    "This was an awesome recipe. I used mushrooms instead of the green pepper and am going to try some pepperoni next time. A keeper!"

    [email protected] User ID: 2405127 24403
    Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

    "Went together well, tasted great! I would be very sure to really squeeze out the shredded zucchini. Mine was a little too moist, but still was great!"

    Emproper User ID: 945743 6690
    Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

    "This is one of my favorite ways to use fresh zucchini and the abundance of banana peppers from the garden!"

    Hickster User ID: 45874 39620
    Reviewed Aug. 31, 2010

    "Delicious! My family's response, "you better double this next time." Great way to get those veggies in for people who may not like zucchini. We did make one change, used pork sausage instead of ground beef."

    Farmerbarb User ID: 1656758 32835
    Reviewed Aug. 25, 2010

    "This is a fantastic recipe. Great way to use zucchini. Wasn't much left for leftovers!"

    jenniferciar User ID: 4972616 41926
    Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

    "yummy! I used frozen shredded zucchini and just drained the liquid. I used ground turkey and red pepper, and even my picky son liked it!"

    jenniferciar User ID: 4972616 6688
    Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010


    [email protected] User ID: 5117081 37685
    Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

    "Has anyone tried freezing one?"

    diamngrma2 User ID: 4737622 6667
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2010

    "Everyone love it. We served it with olives and sour cream on the side. Yum!"

    csrt User ID: 1245599 6643
    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

    "Delicious and super easy to make"

    meshellsncheese User ID: 1050141 39616
    Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

    "This is a great way to use all that zucchini from the garden! Yum!!!"

    howdu User ID: 1170706 13512
    Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

    "I have made this several times over the years. It's delicious as is; I usually halve it for our smaller family. Also, it's delicious to bake the zucchini base, and sprinkle on top diced chicken, green and red peppers, onion, olives, and salsa to taste (I use about 1 cup for half the recipe) to make a mexican pizza. Yum!"

    daisey5 User ID: 146806 41925
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010 Edited Jul. 7, 2014

    "I treated just like a pizza and added to the top mushrooms, onions, the green pepper and turkey pepperoni. It was great!! I took it to a dog show and came home with an empty dish. To make it healthy I used turkey pepperoni and turkey sausage and pizza sauce instead of tomato sauce."

    maryhope User ID: 872546 38152
    Reviewed Sep. 2, 2009 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "This is delicious and I love that it uses an entire big zucchini. My whole family loved it and I will make it again. I thought the bottom was a little soft and next time I make it, I will try adding a couple tablespoons of cornmeal to the zucchini mixture with the hopes of it becoming like polenta.


    mieko145 User ID: 2505983 12977
    Reviewed Aug. 24, 2009

    "Wow! This recipe is very delicious! I made a couple of changes by using Italian sausage instead of hamburger and I added hot peppers to the top. I like spicey food so it turned out perfectly. Will definately make this again. Thanks."

    buklbny User ID: 1801177 24378
    Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

    "Great! I think you could use italian sausage or ground turkey, and I would add more onions and more green peppers next time. I will also use some reduced fat cheese to cut calories somewhat. I also threw in somme fresh basil into the sauce, and will add even more next time."

    sunshine8081 User ID: 471915 24376
    Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "I tried this out for a potluck dish. Everyone enjoyed & was wanting the recipe! Will make again."

    anndino User ID: 276723 38149
    Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009

    "This was very good. I think next time I will use some spicy chicken sausage instead of the ground beef. It was a nice alternative to our regular zucchini dishes"

    vraklis User ID: 4336904 201430
    Reviewed Aug. 17, 2009

    "This was very tasty! I didn't have Italian tomato sauce, so I cooked the ground beef & onion with 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 tsp basil & oregano, some salt, crushed red pepper & paprika. I only used 1 can of tomato sauce and added a can of extremely well drained (I actually squeezed handfuls out) diced tomatoes. Delish!"

    Jan2 User ID: 116031 39613
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "Made this tonight. DH says 'it's a keeper'!

    My Changes: I used frozen shredded zucchini, so didn't need the salt to draw the water.
    Sauteed the green pepper with beef and onion.
    Sprinkled sliced ripe olives on top of the meat sauce, before putting on the cheeses.When cheeses melted as it cooked, the olives peeked thru. Will be making this again. Hope somebody gives us zucchini as i thought we had so much frozen from last year that we didn't plant any this year. Jan."

    melroswatkins User ID: 2753459 12815
    Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "Absolutely delicious! Fantastic as leftovers also!!"

    ndellabi User ID: 2901153 12812
    Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "This was really a great way to use up the zucchini in the garden. It was delicious. Because my family really likes cheddar cheese I used a cup of cheddar on the top with the mozzarella. Everyone enjoyed it. I also made just the base without the top and served it with a chicken dinner. Went over well."

    Donalee2 User ID: 1654265 32418
    Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009 Edited Feb. 5, 2016


    eagleswingz User ID: 976383 14155
    Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

    "I found this recipe as I had some fresh zucchini to use up. It turned out wonderful!!!It is definitely a keeper. My husband and toddler both loved it. The only thing I did different was sauteed my onion and green pepper and then cooked my meat and used my favorite spaghetti sauce. It was absolutely delicious!"

    Joscy User ID: 2694585 32402
    Reviewed Sep. 12, 2008 Edited Feb. 5, 2016

    "This dish is "to die for". We did not plant garden this year, but our neighbor provided us with an ample supply of zucchini.


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