I think this may be the recipe that appeases my love of zucchini and my husband's love of crumbled bacon! I can't wait to try it. I found the original at The Sisters' Cafe, check them out for more yummy recipes. 1 cup chopped onions
1-2 Tbsp. butter
3 cups sliced zucchini
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
½ cup half-and-half or milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (optional)
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
4 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, then crumbled
In a large saucepan saute onions & zucchini in melted butter. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Simmer until tender (about 15 min.) Add salt and pepper. Cool slightly. Pour mixture into blender and puree it. Stir in half-and-half (or milk). Return to saucepan and reheat, but do not boil. Garnish with grated cheese, sour cream, and bacon bits. Makes 6 servings.
1-2 large zucchini, cut into spears or circles (the zucchini we had was HUGE so we just used one) 2 eggs 1-2 Tbsp. milk 1 c. Italian-style bread crumbs or croutons blended up finely in a blender (we ran out of bread crumbs so we did the crouton thing) 1/2 c. parmesan cheese Salt and Pepper to taste Butter or cooking spray
First, line a baking sheet with foil and spray evenly with cooking spray. Next, combine eggs and milk in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and salt & pepper. Dip each zucchini piece into the egg mixture, then dip into bread crumbs until evenly coated in crumbs. Place zucchini on baking sheet, spray each with cooking/butter spray and then bake in the oven at 425-degrees for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. For an added crisp, turn the oven to broil and cook for about 30-45 seconds longer (don't let em' burn though, watch them closely). Remove from oven and serve hot with ranch dressing or marinara/pizza sauce.
This is my favorite zucchini dinner. I used to bake it in the zucchini shells, but now for the sake of time I just cook it all in my biggest frying pan. You could bake as a casserole as well.
1 large zucchini, chopped: 10-12" long and 2-3" around
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1 egg (if you will be baking it, not for the fry pan method)
1 cup cooked rice (substitute a seasoned rice for more flavor)
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Brown beef, add veggies and saute till tender. mix in rice & mozzarella, sprinkle top with Parmesan. Place lid on pan and heat on med/low until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve and enjoy
Zucchini Boat Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut zucchini lengthwise, scoop out insides & chop them, leaving the shell whole.
Brown beef, remove from pan and then use pan to saute onion, pepper, and chopped zucchini. Cool slightly
Mix meat and veggies with 1 beaten egg, rice, and mozzarella. Spoon into shells, sprinkle with Parmesan.
Bake for 30 minutes or until shells are soft. Slice into 3" sections to serve.