Squash Rice Casserole (Cooking Light)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 50 mins

This hearty (but healthy) vegetarian main is based on a recipe from "Cooking Light" magazine. This recipe works well with substitutions. You can use whatever vegetables you have on hand (eg. substituting another squash for the zucchini). It's a good make-ahead recipe; you can assemble it all ahead of time and then just put it in the oven before dinner-time. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until tender. Drain; partially mash with a potato masher.
  3. Combine zucchini mixture, rice, cheddar (or swiss) cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and eggs in a bowl; stir gently. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  4. Preheat broiler. Broil 1 minute or until lightly browned.