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Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

Zucchini… all of a sudden there’s so much of it! 
Adding cheese and baking it is one of the easiest and yummiest ways to enjoy this summer favorite!

I originally got this recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen and have been enjoying it with my own kitchen tweaks for weeks now!

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Enough zucchini to fill a 9×13 pan – it can be zucchini or mix it with summer squash – then cut in quarter moon slices 
  • 4 tsp basil or use 4 Tbsp fresh basil if you have it on hand although I’ve never done this (or even less, depending on how much you like the flavor of basil)
  • 2 T thinly sliced green onion or 2 tsp of freeze dried chieves
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup + 1/2 cup low-fat white cheese (I used Mozzarella, but you could use Provolone, Romano, and Parmesan or even the Pizza Blend)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Here’s what to do:
Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Spray an 9″ x 13″ baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray (but if you forget it’ll be ok – guess how I know!). Wash the squash and cut in quarter-moon slices.  

Combine the sliced squash, basil, green onions/chieves, dried thyme, garlic powder, and both kinds of cheese and stir together until the veggies are coated with cheese and the herbs are well-distributed.  I do this right in the 9×13 pan, which means less dishes!  Season with salt and ground black pepper. Bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes.

When the zucchini is almost cooked, take it out of the oven and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of grated cheese on top. Put the dish back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and nicely browned.  Zucchini should be fully cooked. Serve hot. 

Keeps well in the fridge & heats up in the microwave the next day!

One of my kids will eat this and the other is not a fan but #DairymanDan & I both love it!  And I love that I don’t have to shred my zucchini for this recipe!  

What’s your go to zucchini recipe?  Especially ones that don’t need shredding!

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