Creamy Zucchini and Ground Beef Casserole

"This is from the Sooner Sampler; a cookbook published by the Norman Junior League back in the 80s. This casserole is WAY more flavorful that the ingredients suggest! A lot of bang for very little buck."
photo by seal angel photo by seal angel
photo by seal angel
photo by seal angel photo by seal angel
Ready In:




  • Brown ground beef and onion with garlic powder, salt and pepper then drain if needed.
  • Par-boil zucchini in water for 5 minutes then drain well.
  • Mix soup and milk with paprika.
  • Layer 1/2 ground beef, 1/2 zucchini, then 1/2 cheese in a casserole dish. Repeat layers.
  • Spread soup/milk mixture on top of the layers.
  • Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees until bubbly.
  • This can be assembled the night before and baked the next day, just increase time to allow for the chilled casserole.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Love this recipe, only not very filling so I added a couple cups of cooked brown rice. That did the trick. Also put some French fried onions on top .
  2. Crushed potato chips on top.....added a great crispy crust...delicious !
  3. I made this with canned squash; drained it, and instead of layers, mixed it all together, adding fried onion rings on top the last five minutes. It was delicious, thank you for this!
  4. My husband said he liked this one. I added some french fried onions on top.
  5. This was wonderful! I had some leftover rice that I heated and put in between the layers to use up the rice and stretch the casserole and that worked well.


  1. This is very easy and very good! The only change was to use beef broth in place of milk (out of milk) We enjoyed this allot and will make again. thank you for posting


<p>I've been cooking since I was a child and by the time I was 16 was shopping/planning and cooking for my family.&nbsp; I don't always get to cook each night and have many different palates to please but I try to cook something new each week.</p> <p>I have an extremely committed vegetarian son so it's been fun lately to try to cook something new and healthy with him each week.</p> <p>I would rather plan a dinner party than go out on the town!</p> <p>I deal with difficult people all day long for work so I try to be as positive and upbeat as possible.&nbsp; :) :)</p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes