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Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

  • Author: Dana
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 large or 16 small servings
Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake recipe and versatile ideas at diginwithdana.com

The zucchini version of mac ‘n cheese: just zucchini, cheese, salt and pepper! Infinitely adaptable and easy to make ahead and reheat. Your new favorite go to vegetable casserole!

Ingredients

  • 6 zucchini, yellow squash or mixture
  • 4 laughing cow cheese triangles, creamy swiss or light
  • 1 cup shredded mexican cheese blend or parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Cover bottom and sides of a  8 x 8 or similar casserole dish with baking spray and parchment.
  2. Slice zucchini or yellow squash into thin rounds.
  3. Par-boil squash in salted boiling water until barely tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  4. Return squash to pot and mix with laughing cow cheese to coat.
  5. Pour squash into prepared casserole dish.
  6. Bake 30 minutes. During the last five minutes of baking, add shredded cheese on top.
  7. For extra color, turn oven to broil just until cheese bubbles and starts to brown.
  8. To prepare in advance, do steps 1 – 5. Cover, refrigerate and bake until hot just before serving.
  9. After baking, use parchment sides to lift out vegetables. Cut into pretty squares or triangles. Discard parchment and return zucchini to casserole dish.
  10. Serve with extra cheese and chopped parsley, if desired.

Notes

This original recipe is Dana’s favorite EASY way to eat zucchini!

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