Monday, May 28, 2012

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Another great zucchini recipe to add to the arsenal before your garden starts becoming too overwhelming!

Zucchini Pizza Casserole
Recipe modified from Taste of Home

4 c. shredded zucchini
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
1 c. mozzarella cheese
1 c. cheddar cheese
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1-2 jalapeno's, optional
2 c. pizza sauce
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

Shred zucchini and place in a colander in sink.
Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for at least 30 minutes.
Using a clean dish towel, wring out the zucchini to remove all liquid (the more the better).

In a small bowl, combine cheeses and mix to combine.
In a large bowl, mix eggs, 1/2 of the cheese mixture and the zucchini.
Press zucchini mixture into a greased 9x13" dish and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook beef with onion in a skillet until no longer pink.
Add garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, jalapenos and pizza sauce; heat through.

Pour beef mixture over zucchini.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Sprinkle with chopped bell pepper.
Bake at 400 for an additional 15 minutes.

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