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Friday, August 8, 2008

Zucchini Casserole to Die For

Gayle over at The Grocery Cart Challenge is having a frugal recipe swap. Our garden is producing TONS of Zucchini, and this recipe is a delicious (all though incredibly fattening) way to use it up. Below is a variation of a recipe I found online.

Zucchini Casserole to Die For

45 min | 15 min prep

SERVES 6 -8

6 cups zucchini grated or diced (I grated it)
1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup butter
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
1 (8 ounce) package seasoned stuffing mix
1/2 cup shredded cheddar

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a small bowl, combine cream of chicken soup and sour cream; set aside.

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.

Add onion and sauté until soft.

Add grated or diced zucchini and grated carrots.

Stir frequently until zucchini is soft; about 5 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked veggies, soup mixture and seasoned stuffing together, stirring gently until well mixed.

Spread into a lightly greased 13"x9" baking dish.

Sprinkle cheddar over top.

Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.

To make it a main dish you could add diced chicken... or barbecue chicken and have this as a side. Honestly... I'd just skip the chicken all together and eat nothing but this... it's THAT good!

On a frugal note, I wait until the stuffing mix goes on sale for $1 a box and stock up (we have another favorite recipe that call for it). I also grate and freeze my zucchini when I have it (free from my garden) so I can use it through the winter in breads and casseroles. If I buy the soup mix and sour cream on sale, this recipe costs less than $3, and is more than enough for 6.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grandma worley used to make a variation of this when we were kids. She used swiss cheese instead of chedder and put the stuffing on top. I will have to make it. I haven't had it in years.
Elaine

Halfmoon Girl said...

What a coincidence- I just picked two big fat zucchinis from my garden this morning- I was planning on grating them up, but maybe I will make this dish as a side to the salmon I already have defrosting for tonight. It sounds yummy. How is your hubby doing?

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you and your family enjoy the sandwich recipe. Your recipe sounds awesome. I LOVE zucchini. Hopefully my mom still has some left in her garden. I usually get a lot from her.

loefflermom said...

Sounds yummy! I will have to try it!

Shari

Leslie said...

This sounds great...I am gonna try it!

WendyDarling said...

I love zucchini. :-) I am definitely trying this one! :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to "The Grocery Cart challenge"
I LOVE IT!

Elaine

Halfmoon Girl said...

My sister just phoned for this recipe, so I just came and looked it up again. I made it after I saw it here, my brother in law loved it and just asked my sis to make it for their company tonight. My hubby ate a ton of it too and said that we would have no problem using up all our extra zucchini if I kept making this dish. Thanks!