Zucchini, a part of the squash family, is very easy to grow, and Zucchini Casserole Recipes come in handy when harvest time arrives!
That is one of the reasons we are doing a deep dive into them today!
Oftentimes when the harvest is ripe, there are more than enough to enjoy as well as share all around!
That is wonderful because zucchini is equally as easy to prepare whether it be raw in salads or baked in an old-fashioned zucchini casserole!
One whole zucchini has only about 25 calories, so it is on many eating plans!
Did you know zucchini is technically a fruit?
You read that right, a fruit!
Botanically speaking it is a fruit because it begins as a flower and has seeds.
The bright yellow-orange flowers are even edible.
When making a classic zucchini casserole, select the small to medium-sized zucchini which are the most flavorful.
Recipes for zucchini casserole can call for zucchini to be sliced into coins, sliced into long thin or thick strips, shredded, spiralized, halved, quartered, or diced.
Sometimes a baked zucchini casserole recipe contains all vegetables but just as many have a protein included.
This is why casseroles with zucchini are versatile and can be used either as side dishes or as main entrees.
There are many delicious meal ideas to choose from like the Rotisserie Chicken & Zucchini Casserole, Zucchini Cornbread Casserole, and Zucchini Enchilada Casserole.
#7 has been known to be a family favorite, that kids seem to enjoy and you don’t want to miss it.
I hope you can find a zucchini casserole on this list of 21 to put to good use next time they look great at the store, or you have an abundance of homegrown ones!
Many zucchini casserole recipes also include summer squash as they make a colorful combination and have similar growing seasons.
This casserole has them cut in coins and alternated in the dish with a crispy crust made from Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs.
This one uses the age-old trick of salting the slices and letting them sit for ten minutes then blot dry to reduce some of their water content so there is no soggy zucchini in your dish!
Gotta love recipes for zucchini casserole that are meals unto themselves!
This skillet is vegetarian and includes zucchini, black beans, tomatoes, rice, and cheese.
Other additions could be onion, pepper of any color, and seasonings of your choice.
The beauty of a skillet where ingredients are stirred in is that leaves lots of room for variety.
Vegetable casseroles with zucchini can take on many different flavor profiles.
Here we have an Italian flair with layers of zucchini, cheese, tomatoes, and cheese.
Any sort of meat from sausage to ground beef to shredded chicken could be added to the layering if the protein is desired.
The topping of breadcrumbs and butter is sprinkled on top before serving.
Straight from Grandma’s recipe box, this old-fashioned zucchini casserole recipe is sure to please!
Baked in a casserole dish and sliced into squares for serving, it is made with Bisquick so it is a bit similar to a quiche but puffier.
It starts with eggs, oil, cheese, salt, and spices.
Next, the zucchini and onion are added in, and last, the Bisquick before baking.
This classic zucchini casserole needs only six ingredients which are all commonly enjoyed.
Starting from that fact, this is sure to be a winner of a casserole!
It begins with combining melted butter and Stove Top stuffing and then dividing that mixture in half.
To one half add chicken, diced zucchini, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream.
Spread into the casserole dish and put the other half of the stuffing mix on top and bake!
Here is a baked zucchini casserole recipe loaded with Italian seasonings and cheeses!
This prep calls for thinly sliced zucchini that you pat and squeeze dry.
Then add onion, garlic, oil, and eggs and mix well.
Last, add flour, baking powder, Parmesan cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese, salt, pepper, and basil and stir together thoroughly, separating zucchini slices.
Transfer to a casserole dish and bake.
When in doubt about what to do with extra zucchini, a Zucchini Taco Casserole will brighten any day!
A new take on taco night!
Flexibility abounds in the ingredient choices!
Ground turkey or beef with quinoa or rice, onion, zucchini, red pepper, black beans, salsa (your favorite spice level), and taco seasoning.
The quinoa or rice is prepared separately.
Then brown the meat mixture in the veggies.
Transfer to a casserole dish, top with cheese, and bake.
When serving, avocado, cilantro, or sour cream could be added.
Lower carb zucchini casserole recipes are yummy!
Especially the ones loaded with pepperoni, sauce, and mozzarella!
I mean, a casserole with all the flavors of pizza is a winner in my book!
Pictures show the steps and meat or other veggies could easily be incorporated if wanted!
Tips are shared on how to shred and “dry” the zucchini before baking.
It also includes eggs, parmesan, garlic, and seasonings.
Gorgeous coming out of the oven!
Recipes for zucchini casserole use zucchini in a variety of preparations.
This one calls for spiralized zucchini and a cast-iron skillet.
The veggie ingredients of zucchini noodles, red peppers, spinach, and artichokes need to be patted dry with a paper towel.
Excellent instructions on how to prepare and add ingredients.
It bakes for a good long while and also needs thirty minutes to sit after baking to allow the juices to reabsorb!
Southern-inspired casseroles with zucchini bring a certain taste that conjures up memories of good times together with family!
Sweet corn in addition to a cornbread mix might be the secret to this recipe.
After gathering the ingredients and mixing together zucchini, onion, eggs, jalapeno, corn, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper, you are halfway done!
Lastly, add in the corn muffin mix and half the cheese.
Transfer to a casserole dish and top with the rest of the cheese for baking!
This classic zucchini casserole is a different take on an Italian-style dish!
It requires two different steps.
But trust me, you will be very pleased with the results.
First, the sliced zucchini rounds are dried with salt for 30 minutes.
Then they are dipped in egg, coated with a breading, and fried in oil.
The second step is to create the casserole with marinara, the fried zucchini, and mozzarella cheese layered several times and then baked.
The wisdom Ina Garten shares with this baked zucchini casserole recipe is to buy “true aged Parmesan from Italy and grate it yourself.”
Will do, Ina!
This recipe starts on the stovetop in a skillet with scallions, zucchini, garlic, spinach, rice, basil parsley, nutmeg, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
Then transfer to a baking dish and pour over a mixture of eggs, cream, butter, and parmesan.
Bake and enjoy!
Consider this recipe for zucchini casserole to be a serious dinner helper!
Four easy steps and your meal will be ready!
Brown the beef, green pepper, and onion.
Add instant brown rice, water, seasonings, garlic, zucchini, and tomatoes, and bring to a boil!
Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Sprinkle on some Colby jack cheese to melt and watch this dish disappear!
All zucchini casserole recipes have to figure out a way to deal with the fact that the majority of zucchini is water.
Soggy is not cool.
This recipe instructs to stir fry the mushrooms, onions, and zucchini for ten minutes until soft, brown, and all the water has evaporated.
After that, the brined bite-size cut chicken is stir-fried.
The third step is making the sauce with cream and chicken broth in the same saute pan, melting in the Swiss gruyere shredded cheese.
Then all three parts are added together and poured into a casserole dish for baking!
It is funny how recipes for zucchini casserole can take on different flavors and mix well with different meats.
This one uses kielbasa sausage cut into coins and spiralized zucchini.
It begins with cooking the sliced kielbasa first.
Next the garlic, heavy cream, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and parmesan cheese make the sauce in the same skillet!
Add in fresh spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, sausage, and zucchini last, so as not to overcook this low-carb casserole.
Most casseroles with zucchini have another veggie included and this time with potatoes.
Easy to take to a gathering and has just a few ingredients so time in the kitchen is quick.
Mix and bake!
Mix together quartered pieces of zucchini, potato chunks, pepper, garlic, shallots, dry bread crumbs, crushed red pepper, paprika, olive oil, and nutritional yeast.
Stir and mix one time in the middle of the baking!
This baked zucchini casserole recipe uses long lengthwise thin slices of zucchini which are grilled or roasted and absolutely perfect for layering.
Saute scallions and jalapeno in oil with garlic and transfer to a bowl where the cream cheese will be mixed in along with mayo, milk, eggs, salt, and pepper.
Now it is time to layer with zucchini strips, corn, egg mixture, and cheese, repeating three times.
Crushed butter crackers go on top before baking.
Browned ground Italian sausage starts off with this classic zucchini casserole.
Once browned, remove and the zucchini gets cooked up next.
In the skillet, thoroughly mix the cooked zucchini, squash, onion, and sausage.
Then spread the stuffing and butter mixture on top for baking until golden brown and bubbling!
This Tex-Mex zucchini casserole will rival the flavor of the taco one earlier though it has a different structure altogether.
The three layers are zucchini slices, a chicken filling with onion, pepper, jalapeno, garlic, cooked rice, cooked chicken, beans, corn and enchilada sauce, and cheese.
Repeat layers again and top with the rest of the enchilada sauce before baking.
As always lots of variations and combinations are possible here.
If stuffed jalapeno poppers are on your favorite appetizer list, this zucchini casserole recipe might be the one you will enjoy the most.
Cut zucchini into coins.
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and salt, jalapeno, green onions and garlic, shredded cheese, and bacon.
Separately mix together crackers crumbs with butter and bacon.
Layers are zucchini, and cream cheese mix layered twice with the cracker and bacon mixture reserved for the top.
Bake till bubbly.
For this last zucchini casserole, the rich cheesy flavors will win everyone over.
Grated zucchini is salted and water is squeezed out.
Then the zucchini is mixed with sour cream, baking powder, four eggs, sour cream, cooked rice, and seasonings.
Last, pour into a casserole dish, and spread sour cream on top as well as cheese before baking.
Definitely a comfort recipe!
The bottom line
There is clearly no shortage of zucchini casserole recipes in the world!
I do hope that some of these recipes for zucchini casserole intrigue you to keep up your daily enjoyment of veggies!
- Zucchini And Squash Casserole
- Cheesy Zucchini, Black Bean, And Rice Skillet
- Zucchini Tomato Casserole With Bread Crumb Topping
- Bisquick Zucchini Casserole
- Rotisserie Chicken & Zucchini Casserole
- Italian Zucchini Bake
- Zucchini Taco Casserole
- Zucchini Pizza Casserole
- Spiralized Zucchini Casserole
- Zucchini Cornbread Casserole
- Zucchini Parmesan
- Ina Garten's Baked Spinach And Zucchini
- Hamburger And Zucchini Skillet
- Chicken Zucchini Casserole With Gruyere Cheese Sauce
- Keto Creamy Tuscan Zucchini Noodles
- Zucchini And Potato Casserole
- Layered Zucchini Corn Casserole
- Creamy Zucchini Sausage Casserole
- Zucchini Enchilada Casserole
- Jalapeño Popper Zucchini Casserole
- Cheesy Zucchini Casserole
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