Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake Recipe

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Submitted by deegrassmann

Makes 5 servings



Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake (Makes 4-6 servings; recipe adapted from a recipe by Karen Niessing in Penzeys Back to School 2011 Catalog, with suggestions from my sister Pam.)

Recipe Ingredients for Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

2 medium-sized zucchini
2 medium-sized yellow squash
2 T chopped fresh basil
2 T thinly sliced green onion
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Salt & Pepper
8 oz Mozzarella, Whole Milk Cheese

Recipe Directions for Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

  1. Ingredients:

  2. 2 medium-sized zucchini, cut in slices or half-moon slices

  3. 2 medium-sized yellow squash, cut in slices or half-moon slices

  4. 2-4 T chopped fresh basil (or even less, depending on how much you like the flavor of basil)

  5. 2 T thinly sliced green onion

  6. 1/2 tsp. dried thyme

  7. 3/4 tsp. garlic powder

  8. 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup low-fat white cheese (I used Pizza Cheese, which is a low-fat blend of Mozzarella, Provolone, Romano, and Parmesan)

  9. 1/2 cup coarsely grated Parmesan (I would use a little less if you only have the very finely grated Parmesan from a can)

  10. salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

  11. Instructions:

  12. Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Spray an 8" x 8" baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. Wash the squash and cut in slices or half-moon slices. Wash basil, spin dry or dry with paper towels and finely chop. Slice green onions.

  13. Combine the sliced squash, chopped basil, sliced green onions, dried thyme, garlic powder, and both kinds of cheese and stir together until the veggies are coated with cheese and the herbs are well-distributed. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Put the mixture in the baking dish and bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes.

  14. When the zucchini is nearly cooked through, take the casserole dish out of the oven and sprinkle over the remaining 1/2 cup of grated cheese. Put the dish back in the oven and bake 10-15 minutes longer, or until the cheese is melted and nicely browned and zucchini is fully cooked. Serve hot.

  15. This kept well in the fridge overnight, but mine was gone the next day so I don't know if it would last longer than that!

Categories

Vegetables

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 218.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
224
Calories from Fat
126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.0g
22%
Saturated Fat
8.4g
42%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
48mg
16%
Sodium
504mg
21%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
6.8g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
16.9g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 46%
Calcium 40% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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