Spicy Mexican Style Zucchini Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Mexican Style Zucchini Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Mexican Style Zucchini Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by dovedwards

Makes 8 servings



SUBMITTED BY: Leah IL "This spicy dish combines fresh zucchini, rice, beans and cayenne pepper to really spice up your summer. You may wish to adjust the spices to your taste- we like it hot! Serve with tortillas on the side to scoop up all of the goodies." I added 3 fresh Jalapeno peppers with the onions as well.

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Mexican Style Zucchini Casserole

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 pounds zucchini, cubed
1 cup onion (chopped)
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup brown rice (cooked)
1 cup pinto beans (cooked)
2 1/2 cups salsa
1 1/2 cups low fat Cheddar cheese (shredded)

Recipe Directions for Spicy Mexican Style Zucchini Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onions; cook and stir until tender, about 10 minutes.

  3. Season with garlic salt, paprika, oregano and cayenne pepper, and continue cooking and stirring until fragrant.

  4. Mix in the rice, beans and salsa and cook just until heated through.

  5. Mix in 1 cup of Cheddar cheese until well blended.

  6. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish and top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and bubbly

Categories

Beans, Rice, Vegetables, Main Dish, Mexican, Advance, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 339.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
294
Calories from Fat
57
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.3g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
639mg
27%
Potassium
1139mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
46.3g
15%
Dietary Fiber
8.2g
33%
Sugars
6.8g
Protein
15.7g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 18% Iron 16%
* 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
A
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin C
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