Monday, August 11, 2008

Two Zuke recipes compared

Zucchini Casserole (
  • 4 cups sliced yellow squash
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 35 buttery round crackers, crushed
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place squash and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour in a small amount of water. Cover, and cook until squash is tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well, and place in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together cracker crumbs and cheese. Stir half of the cracker mixture into the cooked squash and onions. In a small bowl, mix together eggs and milk, then add to squash mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup melted butter, and season with salt and pepper. Spread into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cracker mixture, and dot with 2 tablespoons butter.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Zucchini Casserole 2

  • 4 ounces herb-seasoned dry bread stuffing mix
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 4 cups cubed zucchini (I sliced mine)
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl combine stuffing and butter. In a separate bowl combine zucchini, carrots, onion, soup and sour cream. Mix in 1/2 of the stuffing mixture, then spread into a 9x12 inch casserole dish and sprinkle the remaining stuffing on top.
  3. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes (mine took 10-15 minutes longer, so slice thin! You can also saute zuke and onion in a skillet for 5 minutes and cut of 30 min of oven time).
These were both good ways to use zucchini. Russell and I enjoyed the second recipe best; the one with stuffing and cream of chicken soup. The first one is worth making again too, but we liked the flavor of the second better. It also held up better second day. The first recipe kind of gets soggy with the crackers and the moisture from the zucchini.

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