This is an awesome side dish- especially when you are getting sick of the green beans and plain flavored veggies. My husband loves this and he hates veggies. One suggestion- do NOT precook the zucchini. Just by baking it it gets soft. It's a waste of time and makes it too mushy. I've prepared this ahead of time (up to a day) and then just slid it in the oven. Super easy and tasty.
Made this with a lb. of cooked ground beef mixed with sauteed onions on top of the zucchini followed by the other mixture of ingredients and it was excellent. I used a ritz cracker topping. I may have used a little extra extra sharp cheddar also. My entire family loved it.
We scarfed these up in no time!! I microwaved the squash for 1 minute, which made them perfectly tender. Used the cracker crumbs, & cut the butter by half. Delicious!
Very nice zucchini option! It had a nice flavor and was very filling. I omitted the butter and salt and used fat free sour cream and low fat cheddar cheese. I used homemade bread crumbs, which we enjoyed, but I will definitely try it with the Ritz cracker crumbs in the future. Because we like our zucchini a bit crispier, I omitted the boiling stage and stuck it directly in the oven for a 35 minute bake, which made it come out exactly the way we like it. Thanks for sharing a keeper!
Defenitely a 5 star recipe!!! I had ginormous zucchini's from the garden so I only used two. I used 2 tbsp dried chives because I dind't have fresh. I added a bit of parmesan cheese to the sour cream mixture. Will defenitely be making this again! It was gobbled up by every member of the family including a hard to please toddler! Thanks a bunch!
My boyfriend and I gobbled this up! No, it's not the healthiest of foods, but you could adjust the ingredients to low-fat options. I cut my zucchini in about 2" long pieces, instead of halving. I also put them on the stove in some olive oil for about 5 minutes before cooking, just long enough to start browning them. This dish came out wonderful and I'd make it again. Thanks for posting!
Made it for a family pot luck - Everyone loved it. One thing - I would use less butter next time as it didn't seem to need that much. Also I microwaved the zucchini (cut in quarters) and then finished as per the recipe. I will definitely make it again as soon as the zucchini in my garden are big enough. thank you!
This is wonderful! The Ritz crackers meld beautifully with the other toppings to create a wonderful dish. I had only two large zucchini so I quartered them, changed the pre-cooking method by searing the zucchini in a tad of olive oil over medium high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, a method I got from famed French chef Antoine Bouterin. When the "casserole" was finished, the zukes were tender and perfectly cooked. Thanks to you and your Mom for a great recipe!
OMG this was awesome! I don't review many recipes but this is a winner! Followed exactly except used roasted garlic triscuits for the top. I would give this 10 stars if I could. Thanks for a great recipe.
This was exactly what I was looking for. I knew zucchini could be delicious and this recipe proved it. I didn't have cheddar, so I used some cream cheese instead. Also, I used crushed seasoned croutons and omitted the salt. Thank you for a satisfying and tasty recipe, I can't wait to try this on company.