Saturday, July 19, 2008

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Are you being over-run with zucchini? Here's another idea of a yummy dish. I found this on Dawn's Daily Life.

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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can (15 ounces) Italian Style tomato sauce
1 medium green pepper, chopped

Place zucchini in strainer; sprinkle with salt. Let drain for 10 minutes. Squeeze out moisture. Combine zucchini with eggs, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cheddar and 1/2 mozzarella cheese. Press into a greased 9x13x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce; spoon over baked zucchini mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses and green pepper. Bake for 20 more minutes.
Makes 6-8 servings


carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

This really sounds wonderful! Now I have to decide what to make with my last big zucchini until I go to the farmers market this week. Thanks for participating in Saturday Stirrings again!

Chandra said...

This really looks good!! I have a stupid question, though, mostly since I have NEVER bought zucchini in my life - does the zucchini drain its own juices?? Or do I rinse and add salt??

Tara said...

I'm totally going to make this; it sounds yummy!

I participate in a carnival called Tempt my Tummy Tuesdays. You might consider it. :)