Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is different than most of the corn casseroles posted here because it uses minimal butter, doesnt' have cream of soups, and is all about the flavor of the vegetable. I often add ham and serve with a side of bread for a meal in and of itself. The ham is listed as option for this reason. It can easily be omitted and serve as a wonderful side dish.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced
- 3 1⁄2 cups corn kernels (I use frozen)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 2 cups ham, diced (optional)
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese (or your favorite cheese)
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft. Add zucchini and cook until crisp tender, about five minutes.
- Stir in corn, salt, pepper, garlic, and oregano. Cook until heated through.
- Gradually add flour a tablespoon at a time, stirring after each addition. Gradually stir in milk, 1/2 cup at a time.
- Add ham if desired. Stir in cheese until melted.
- Transfer to a baking dish and top with bread crumbs.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and sauce bubbly.
Excellent combination of everything. I used the optional ham, simply because I had some to use up. Even with the ham, the veggies are still the stars of the casserole. I know this will be just as good without the ham as well. I plan on growing summer squash this year, so I'll return to this recipe again. Thanx!
I liked the zucchini in this, not always my familys favourite vegetable, so a good one to have them eat it. I omitted the ham. I used a bit of olive oil to saute the onions and zucchini, and I used mozzarella for the cheese. This was a good vegetarian side dish, easily prepared and very tasty, I also liked the fact that it didn't need to be in the oven for as long as this type of casserole often requires. I would definitely make this again, lovely! Thanks for a nice recipe!
This was a really nice casserole. My girls love anything with corn in it, but this dish helped them eat some zucchini too. Thanks!