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Friday, June 29, 2018

Zucchini and Parmesan Casserole Squares

Take some of those plentiful summer zucchini and turn them into a delicious cheesy side dish!

corner of pan with golden brown cheese coated zucchini casserole


     This cheesy zucchini casserole is a fun new way to serve the vegetable.  It works as both a starchy and vegetable side dish.  So you can get away with only making one if you would like! Of course the cheese helps win over anyone who may have been on the fence otherwise!


     Zucchini season is here again!  I told you about the phases of zucchini season when I shared the recipe for brown sugar zapple crisp with you.  This year there's even more!

biscuit dough arranged in bottom of square pan


   We are getting zucchini in our CSA boxes in addition to the zucchini from my brother and he is getting and sharing tons!  I am not complaining though, we love zucchini.  It just gives us extra incentive to get a little creative with how we fix it.

biscuit dough pressed into pan to form crust


    I saw a recipe for a cheesy zucchini bake and it looked interesting.  I did make a few changes though.  First, I used biscuits for the base instead of crescents.

   I like the buttery flakiness they added and without the sweet that the crescents sometimes bring to a dish.  My husband tends to not like the sweet, so I made that change mostly for him.

layer of zucchini over crust in pan


   I also love zucchini and Parmesan together. So I wanted to bring that flavor forward. Plus it is perfect paired with the basil.

cheesy zucchini bake fresh from oven


    I fully expected my husband to still not be a huge fan, despite the change away from crescents.  He didn't expect to like it either.  After a few bites, he said I expected this to only be edible but it's actually really good.

   Sometimes you have to take compliments however you can get them!

piece of zucchini casserole served on glass plate


    If you are looking for more great zucchini recipes, here are some of our favorites:


 


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Yield: 9 Servings
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Zucchini and Parmesan Casserole Squares

Zucchini and Parmesan Casserole Squares

This cheesy zucchini casserole is a fun new way to serve the vegetable. It works as both a starchy and vegetable side dish. So you can get away with only making one if you would like! Of course the cheese helps win over anyone who may have been on the fence otherwise!
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 40 MTotal time: 50 M

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 ounce tube of biscuits
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion
  • 4-5 cups sliced zucchini
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and grease an 8" square pan.
  2. In a large skillet, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent.
  3. Add the zucchini and cook until tender crisp. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Place the biscuits in a layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Press the biscuits together to cover the bottom of the pan and make a small rim just starting up the edges of the pan.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs until frothy. Stir in the basil, oregano, mustard, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  6. Spread zucchini and onion mixture over the biscuit crust. Pour egg mixture evenly over the top.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, then top with remaining Parmesan cheese and bake for 5-10 more minutes.
Calories
239.55
Fat (grams)
13.53
Sat. Fat (grams)
3.94
Carbs (grams)
22.00
Fiber (grams)
1.93
Net carbs
20.07
Sugar (grams)
3.03
Protein (grams)
8.50
Sodium (milligrams)
559.26
Cholesterol (grams)
70.30
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Take some of those plentiful summer zucchini and turn them into a delicious cheesy side dish!



8 comments:

  1. Another brilliant recipe from you friend and perfect for Summer!! I love zucchini and parm together an this makes the perfect lil casserole side! I literally cannot wait to try this especially with the Dijon in there!! have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you! I love trying new zucchini recipes and we really enjoyed this one!

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  2. This dish looks so good for a week night dinner. I will definitely make this and thanks for the recipe.

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  3. This is a creative way to use zucchini - I'm always looking for new ways to use it!

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    1. Me too! I enjoy zucchini, but it can get monotonous by the end of the season!

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  4. One can never have too many zucchini recipes. That stuff grows like weeds! Thank you for sharing.

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