Cheesy Zucchini Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole Recipe

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 a 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?

Ingredients for Zucchini Casserole:

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

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!). You should get 7 to 8 cups before squeezing dry. 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. 
  2. Mix 2/3 cup of sour cream with 1/2 tsp baking powder and let it stand while zucchini drains (8-10 min). 
  3. Into the mixing bowl with drained zucchini, stir in 4 eggs and sour cream mixture. 
  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. 
  5. pour the mixture into a buttered casserole dish and lightly spread 1/3 cup sour cream over the top. Sprinkle the 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.

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole Recipe

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 the moist creamy center. I find this dish completely irresistible and I hope you love it as much as we do!

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

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!

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

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

How to Make Zucchini Casserole:

  1. 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.

  2. Mix 2/3 cup sour cream with 1/2 tsp baking powder and let stand while zucchini drains (8-10 min).

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

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

  5. Mrs Dash seasoning.

  6. Pour mixture into buttered casserole dish and spread 1/3 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.

*To cook rice for this recipe, you will need 1 cup of uncooked rice.

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