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Get Your Family To Go Totally Crazy For Veggies! This Cheesy Zucchini Casserole Is The Best!

We think of zucchinis as being the perfect summer vegetable, so what better way to enjoy them than in a hearty casserole?! We paired this yummy veg with rice and (tons of) cheese, and the result is a delicious side that goes well with anything and everything. We love this dish throughout the year, but get the summer zucchini – or squash – while it's in season and dive in!

Get Your Family To Go Totally Crazy For Veggies! This Cheesy Zucchini Casserole Is The Best!

Cheesy Zucchini Rice Casserole

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 6 cups zucchini, chopped (approx. 2 pounds)
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella, grated, divided
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 (4 oz.) can green chilies, optional, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven or skillet over medium-high heat and saute zucchinis and onions until tender. 10-12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drain off excess liquid, then set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine cooked rice with green chilies (if using), sour cream, parmesan, 1/2 cup mozzarella and garlic powder, and stir together.
  5. Transfer rice mixture to a 9×13-inch baking dish and top with zucchinis and onion.
  6. Sprinkle cheddar cheese and remaining mozzarella over the top and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Place under broiler for 3-5 minutes, or until golden browned.

Recipe adapted from Taste Of Home

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