Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

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Cheesy Zucchini Casserole - a simple and delicious side dish made with zucchini pieces, cheese, butter and crushed Chex! It's so good!

Happy Wednesday, folks!

Kellyn here, with another tried and true recipe. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, can you believe it?? Did you know that over 700 million pounds of turkey is consumed on Thanksgiving day? That’s a lot of turkey!! Our meal assignments are usually made based on who is good at what. We have our usual favorites but occasionally someone will be brave enough to bring a new recipe. Today’s tried and true should be YOUR new recipe for Thanksgiving Day.

Zucchini is a standard in our household. Yes, its usually smothered in bread crumbs, deep fried, and then dipped in ranch, but I totally consider it a vegetable 🙂 Todays zucchini recipe is less greasy, but still great. I love the combination of the cojack cheese, eggs, and the rice chex. Try it out and let us know what the family thinks!

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 TB butter, divided
  • 6 small zucchini, chopped (about 7 cups)
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups crushed Rice Chex
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 TB butter. Add zucchini and onion powder and cook for 10-12 minutes, stir occasionally. Zucchini should be crisp and tender. Let slightly cool in a bowl.
  2. Melt remaining 2 TB butter in a microwave safe bowl. Drizzle butter over crushed cereal, tossing to coat.
  3. Mix together your cheese, eggs, salt and pepper into the zucchini mixture and place in a greased 8-in square baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle with cereal mixture.
  5. Bake at 350, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Zucchini and Cheese Caserole
 
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 TB butter, divided
  • 6 small zucchini, chopped (about 7 cups)
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 cups crushed Rice Chex
  • 1 - 1½ cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt 2 TB butter. Add zucchini and onion powder and cook for 10-12 minutes, stir occasionally. Zucchini should be crisp and tender. Let slightly cool in a bowl.
  2. Melt remaining 2 TB butter in a microwave safe bowl. Drizzle butter over crushed cereal, tossing to coat.
  3. Mix together your cheese, eggs, salt and pepper into the zucchini mixture and place in a greased 8-in square baking dish. Sprinkle with cereal mixture.
  4. Bake at 350, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Adapted from www.tasteofhome.com

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Cheesy Zucchini Casserole - a simple and delicious side dish made with zucchini pieces, cheese, butter and crushed Chex! It's so good!

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole - a simple and delicious side dish made with zucchini pieces, cheese, butter and crushed Chex! It's so good!

 

DIFFICULTY: Simple
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 6
ANY CHANGES MADE: As always, we replaced the real onions with onion powder
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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