Easy dish, big flavor, makes a lot. We added fresh garlic while browning the meat. We don't eat beef or pork so we used turkey Italian sausage and ground turkey. Otherwise we followed the recipe exactly. Next time I will add the zucchini earlier or slice it thinner but the flavor is terrific and it's an easy dish to put together. Served it with bowtie pasta.
I made this for dinner using 1 lb. ground beef instead of using the sausage. We didn't really like it like that which is why I am rating it without stars. It was a bit bland, which certainly wouldn't be a problem with hot Italian sausage. I used quite a bit more than a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic powder. It only served 5 of us as a one-dish main. Maybe this would be better on a buffet line or as a meaty side vegetable.
delicious! I added in 6 minced garlic cloves while browning the beef and omitted the garlic powder and also 2 teaspoons crushed chili flakes, used seasoned salt, I did some amount adjustments also, I made this early in the day yesterday and forgot to rate it, sent it home with my DS for him to enjoy, thanks for sharing TX!
Great winter dinner ! I had no parmesan so dotted this with goats cheese and it worked beautifully with the zucchini - it was loved by all !!!! Thanks MB !!
This is a great casserole! Will definitely be making it again. I used 1-lb hamburger instead of 1/2-lb; a 14-oz can (I think that's the size) of diced tomatoes with green chilis instead of the 1/4-c tomato sauce and the 28-oz can of whole tomatoes; fresh cloves of garlic instead of powdered; and I also swapped fresh cilantro for the oregano.