Monday, May 30, 2011

Zucchini & Butternut Squash Cheesy Casserole

This started out to be something else.  It was supposed to have rice in it. Then I discovered I didn't have rice.  So I threw in a butternut squash. Obvious choice, don't you think?

It turned out perfect! A great side dish packed with veggies and cheese!  It didn't need the rice at all.

Zucchini & Squash Casserole Recipe

1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cut
1 1/2 pounds zucchini, cubed

1 cup onions, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 cups seeded, chopped tomatoes
Cheddar cheese, sharp (4 oz) divided

1.Cook squash in a large nonstick pan with about 1/4 cup of water for about 10 minutes or until almost done, but still firm. 

2. Add onions and cook for another 3 - 4 minutes.
3. Add zucchini, garlic, spices and tomatoes and mix to combine.   Transfer to a casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with cheese.
4.Bake uncovered 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Total calories = 925 calories
6 servings = 154 calories

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  1. Very colorful!!! Looks like a great recipe to try with zucchini this summer!

  2. Looks great! That was a creative approach from needing rice to using squash. Awesome.


  3. Debbie, it sounds delicious and looks like sunshine in a pot. I have to try this. I love the ingredients and the seasoning that you've used here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. Quite often these dishes where you add in ingredients that are not in the recipe turn out the best. This looks wonderful. Diane

  5. This dish looks delish. Just think of the calories you saved by not using rice. I want to try this.

  6. I think the color comes from the cheese or is it the squash. Either way, it is a warm and inviting looking dish. This one is meant for my table. As usual, thanks for linking up. I get such good recipes for you and so do all those who check out the linky.

  7. Butternut squash is ALWAYS the obvious choice in my opinion! This looks delicious!

  8. That was some pretty good improvising! This looks great. My kids love ANYTHING with cheese in it. I'm bookmarking this and hope to try it soon.

  9. That was really cool... Very smart... I can't wait to try that..
    I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!
    Take care,

  10. Hi Debbi,
    This is a great casserole recipe that I will be using with my garden squash. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  11. Accidental dinners are sometimes the best. They bring out your creativity.

  12. It seems like being in a pinch can cause the best recipes to be created. This casserole sounds so delicious and just perfect for all the veggies that are going to be harvested soon. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your casserole at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed day :)

  13. Hey! I host a blog hop and would LOVE it if you came over and linked up! Here’s the link :)

  14. Tons of color and my kids would flip for anything with cheese in it! Great!

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

  15. i love a woman that has butternut squash just lying others have rice! brilliant save...and it looks incredible. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  16. Thanks for a fantastic recipe. We loved it. I will definitely be making this again.