Cheesy Zucchini Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole Recipe


A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. An easy and irresistibly delicious zucchini casserole recipe | natashaskitchen.com

A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. This zucchini bake recipe is easy, irresistibly delicious and a great way to use up extra garden vegetables since it is loaded with 3 pounds of zucchini!

This recipe has simple ingredients and comes together quickly, making it ideal for busy weeknights. This is the best kind of comfort food – so satisfying but light being mostly vegetables, well technically fruit because zucchini is a fruit – seriously!

Every year, Mom grows enough zucchini in her yard to feed a small army so we are always on the lookout for new zucchini recipes! My Mother-in-law shared this recipe with my husband and it quickly became a new favorite. P.S. Have you tried our all-time favorite zucchini recipe?

A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. An easy and irresistibly delicious zucchini casserole recipe | natashaskitchen.com
Ingredients for Zucchini Casserole:

6 medium (3 lbs) green zucchini
1 1/2 tsp salt, divided (1 tsp for sprinkling and 1/2 tsp for casserole)
2 cups cooked white rice*
2/3 cup + 1/3 cup sour cream, divided
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp Mrs Dash, or your favorite salt-free seasoning
8 oz block (3 cups shredded) Colby jack or Mexican cheese
1/2 cup chives or green onion, chopped, plus more for garnish

A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. An easy and irresistibly delicious zucchini casserole recipe | natashaskitchen.com

*To cook rice for this recipe, you will need 1 cup of uncooked rice. Here is an easy tutorial from Olga’s Flavor Factory on how to cook white rice.

How to Make Zucchini Casserole Recipe:

Prep: Preheat oven to 400˚F and butter a 9×13 baking casserole dish.

1. Grate zucchini on the large holes (the grating attachment on a food processor makes it so easy!). Transfer grated zucchini to a colander over the sink and stir in 1 tsp salt. Let stand for 10 min, stirring a couple of times then squeeze out the excess moisture with your hands. Transfer drained zucchini to a large mixing bowl.

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2. Mix sour cream with baking powder and let it stand while zucchini drains (8-10 min).

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3. Into the mixing bowl with drained zucchini, stir in 4 eggs and sour cream mixture.

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4. Add cooked rice and 2 cups shredded cheese. Stir in 1/2 cup chives, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning.

A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. An easy and irresistibly delicious zucchini casserole recipe | natashaskitchen.com

5. Pour mixture into buttered casserole dish and lightly spread 1/3 cup sour cream over the top. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of cheese over the surface and bake uncovered in the center of your oven at 400˚ for 40 min. Let it stand for 10 min before serving.

A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. An easy and irresistibly delicious zucchini casserole recipe | natashaskitchen.comA golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. An easy and irresistibly delicious zucchini casserole recipe | natashaskitchen.com

This zucchini bake was on the menu twice last week and it disappeared fast! It tastes like comfort food but in a light and feel good way. I love the light sweetness of the zucchini, the salty crust and moist creamy center. I find this dish completely irresistible and I hope you love it as much as we do!
Print Cheesy Zucchini Casserole 4.8 from 6 reviews Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 40 mins Total time: 1 hour A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. This zucchini casserole recipe is easy, irresistibly delicious and a great way to use up extra garden vegetables! Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com Skill Level: Easy Cost To Make: $6-$8 Varies by Season Serving: 6 to 8 as a side dish Ingredients 6 medium (3 lbs) green zucchini 1½ tsp salt, divided (1 tsp for sprinkling and ½ tsp for casserole) 2 cups cooked white rice* ⅔ cup + ⅓ cup sour cream, divided ½ tsp baking powder 4 large eggs ½ tsp Mrs Dash, or your favorite salt-free seasoning 8 oz block (3 cups shredded) Colby jack or Mexican cheese ½ cup chives or green onion, chopped, plus more for garnish Instructions Prep: Preheat oven to 400˚F and butter a 9×13 casserole dish. How to Make Zucchini Casserole: Grate zucchini on the large holes (or the grating attachment on a food processor). Transfer grated zucchini to a colander over the sink and stir in 1 tsp salt. Let stand 10 min, stirring a couple of times then squeeze out the excess moisture with your hands. Transfer drained zucchini to a large mixing bowl. Mix sour cream with baking powder and let stand while zucchini drains (8-10 min). Into the mixing bowl with drained zucchini, stir in 4 eggs and sour cream mixture. Add cooked rice and 2 cups cheese. Stir in ½ cup chives, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp Mrs Dash seasoning. Pour mixture into buttered casserole dish and spread ⅓ cup sour cream over the top. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese over the surface and bake uncovered on the center rack at 400˚ for 40 min. Let stand for 10 min before serving. Notes *To cook rice for this recipe, you will need 1 cup of uncooked rice. 3.5.3226
A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. An easy and irresistibly delicious zucchini casserole recipe | natashaskitchen.com

This zucchini casserole is the perfect way to use sweet summer zucchini and a great way to re-purpose leftover white rice.

Q: Do you have a go-to recipe for summer zucchini?
A golden cheesy crust seals in the fluffy, moist and creamy center of this zucchini casserole. An easy and irresistibly delicious zucchini casserole recipe | natashaskitchen.com

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