Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

You got zuchs coming out of your ears? Here's a hearty, family-friendly recipe that I just discovered. It seriously made enough for two meals for my family.

6-8 Servings
Oven 400*
Prep 20 minuutes
Bake 40 minutes

4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini (about three medium zuchs)
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs (not the salmonella, recalled ones)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound hamburger
1/2 cup onion (I used white)
1 can Italian tomato sauce
1 medium green pepper chopped (or any color your heart desires)

I added:
1/2 pound Italian sausage
sliced olives

Place shredded zucchini in strainer, sprinke with salt. Let stand for 10 minutes. Squeeze out moisture.

Combine zuchhini with eggs and half of all three cheeses. Press into greased 13x9 baking dish. Bake, uncovered for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook hamburger (and sausage if you choose) and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce; spoon over zucchini mixture.

Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; add green pepper and optional ingredients. We love our olives. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.

Zing! Dinner on the table baby!


Lee Ann said...

sounds so yummy!!!! can't wait to give it a try. Now if only someone would give me some zucchini! I refuse to buy it when it's nearly a weed :)

Christa said...

That sounds really good. May have to give it a try. I have 62 bags of shredded zucchini in my freezer.

Julie D. said...

that sounds great.