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HOW TO MAKE CHEESY ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Recipe by foodXmorrisons
Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

9

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

242

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole is packed with veggies and three kinds of cheese for an indulgent fall-themed side dish or vegetarian main dish.

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs green zucchini shredded

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt divided

  • 2 cups cooked white rice from about 1 cup dry rice

  • 2/3 cup sour cream

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 4 eggs large

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 3 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded

  • 1 cup Mexican cheese shredded

  • 1/2 cup green onions chopped plus more for garnish

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Butter a 9x13 casserole dish and set aside.
  • Grate zucchini on the large holes and transfer to a colander placed over the sink. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and stir. Let stand for 15 min, then squeeze out the excess moisture with your hands. Transfer drained zucchini to a large mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl mix sour cream, lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
  • Stir in the eggs and sour cream mixture into the shredded zucchini.
  • Add cooked rice, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and 1 cup of mexican cheese.
  • Stir in the green onions, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, minced garlic, paprika and onion powder.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared casserole dish, spread the yogurt over the top. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese on top and bake uncovered on the center rack in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with sour cream, chopped tomatoes, green onions, and serve.

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