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August 1, 2018

Recipe: Super Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

  I love Summer and all the glorious, beautiful veggies that come with it...fresh!
Zucchini are one of my favorites!
It is becoming so versatile with all the wonderful recipes floating around Pinterest.
I seriously have found tons of ways to use zucchini. Sliced, diced, fried, baked, and even the new zoodles trend is catching on!
Awesome Zucchini Recipes
I wanted to try to make up a semi-healthy, quick recipe to use as a new, summer recipe. One that hopefully at least 2 out of the 3 kids wouldn't completely refuse to eat.
Here is what I came up with. It is really a mixture of ideas from several recipes I have found.

Super Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake


  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 large yellow squash
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • saltine crackers(crumbled)
  • 3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper (to taste)
  • cooking spray or stick butter

Preheat oven to 425F
Slice zucchini and squash into discs
coat a 9X9 baking pan with cooking spray or butter
start to line your pan with a layer of your zucchini and squash(I ended up doing like an every other one pattern.)
Then you will put a layer of your seasoning on(salt/pepper, garlic and parsley)
Now a layer of your Parmesan and 1 1/2 cups of your Mozzarella
Continue on to your next layer. Your pan should hold two layers
Again, zucchini, squash, seasoning, hold off on cheeses until last!
Now, you will sprinkle on your crumbled crackers. I used  Aldi's brand "Ritz"(cause they are the best) and it was about half of a sleeve.
Pour your whipping cream over the top and then your last layers of Parmesan and Mozzarella
Pop it in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until your cheese is melted or golden to your taste.
Remove and allow to cool.

I love this recipe!

I actually had 0 complaints! That is a total score for momma! Everyone kept raving about how good it was and..."When can you make it again?"
It really is super simple and you can always play around and mix it up to your own tastes.
My favorite was all that gooey cheese and I am partial to the outside section and all that golden crispiness!
The zucchini got soft, but not enough to make it that yucky mush, so I wouldn't go more than 20 minutes to bake. Also, I am a firm believer in everything keeps its skin except bananas, oranges, and onions, so that may have helped the zucchini keep its texture. I'm not 100% sure, but it worked for me!
Sooo, eat the skins!
I hope y'all will give this one a try and definitely let me know.
How did you like it? Did you change anything up? Will you make it again?
Inquiring cooks want to know!
Drop by and share!


Tina said...

Sounds good,I would have to do crushed up pork rinds instead of crackers

coffeewastedmomma said...

That would work also. it's just for the crunch factor. You could probably do the fried onions too.

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Mummy Wanted To Be A Rockstar said...

I should give this a try not sure the guys would approve but it looks delish