Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Zucchini & Summer Squash Casserole

First of all this recipe is hardly unique or even my own. It's the amalgamation of a couple I've seen online or on the food network. However I haven't posted much in a long time so here it is!

Summer squash and Zucchini are pretty much meant for each other. They put them next to each other at the grocery store, why separate them in your kitchen? I took one of each, I grabbed really big ones. For whatever reason the summer squash at my supermarket was huge! It's usually pretty piddly and small, if that is the case use 2 or 3. Peel both vegetables with a vegetable peeler. Then slice them into 1/4 pieces, so they are nice round discs.

Create one layer of the discs, sprinkle this with Parmesan cheese & Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Since there is basically salt and pepper like seasoning in both of these things, I didn't bother adding any. Create another layer and do the same thing, until you have run out of both zucchini & squash. I drizzled this with some olive oil. I took a can of diced stewed tomatoes and topped the whole thing off with that. Then I sprinkled on some more Parmesan and a little feta I had sitting around.

Cook this for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. The way to tell if these veggies are done, is if they are a little soft and translucent. This is a great way to enjoy them without frying them and adding a whole lot of grease, or boiling them to oblivion.

Rob and I had this tonight with some chicken sausage for a post gym low carb dinner. He really enjoyed it, and I hope you do too!

What you'll need
  • A casserole dish of some kind, a smaller one should be best if you're only using 1 of each vegetable, however it would be very easy to make a large one.
  • one zucchini
  • one LARGE summer squash (or 2-3 small)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Feta Cheese
  • Italian Breadcrumbs


  1. It's kinda like a quick 'n' easy ratatouille! :)

  2. AH I meant to allude that it is similar to ratatouille, thanks for bringing it up!

  3. i was lucky enough to eat this! it was awesome, as very good post gym meal