Skinny Zucchini Casserole is skinny but absolutely not a boring diet food. Even zucchini haters will love this tasty casserole! Serve it for lunch or as a side for dinner. You’ll miss it even in winter!
What comes to your mind when you see the title of this post? Another boring diet food that has a nice photo? You will have to apologize to this Skinny Zucchini Casserole for thinking that way once you have the first bite. I promise, it will become one of your favorite summer treats before you realize. You can pair it with fresh Shepherd’s Salad or Cacik, which is a cold soup made of yogurt and cucumber to have the great flavors of summer.
Best part, it’s so easy to make. Just make sure you remove the juice of shredded zucchini well. You can watch the video below to see how.
As a child, I remember zucchini was one of the vegetables I didn’t enjoy eating. I never refused to eat a meal made by mom, I wasn’t that kind of kid. However, there were a few foods that I found really tasteless. I can’t even tell you how zucchini has become my favorite summer vegetable now. I LOVE to create recipes with it. I can even eat it raw now, as in these Raw Zucchni Rolls. Do you love or hate it? What’s your favorite zucchini recipe? I’d love to hear them in the comments section below!
It is a low calorie recipe, that’s right. But it doesn’t mean that it is tasteless and unappealing. On the contrary, even zucchini haters will love this amazingly tasty, yet skinny zucchini casserole.
For one thing, it doesn’t contain any oil or butter. I just used ½ tablespoon butter to grease the pan. I used a few simple ingredients for this incredibly yummy zucchini casserole. When someone sees and wants to make this recipe, there is no need to go for shopping. These are some very basic ingredients that I’m sure you always have in your kitchen.
Besides zucchinis, you mainly need 2 eggs and a little cornmeal and breadcrumbs, which will help the grated zucchini hold together. Also, to make this casserole that tasty, you need a little cheese and black pepper.
I used kasar cheese, which is a Turkish type of cheese but parmesan works fine too. I’m planning to use ricotta next time to make my casserole creamy. If you try it earlier, I’d love to hear how it turns out. A mixture of various cheeses could even be better. Then the zucchini casserole may not be that skinny though.
Personally, I feel that black pepper is a must for this recipe. You will agree with me when that very tempting smell of zucchini and black pepper fills in your home when baking. Black pepper is one of the ingredients here which saves this casserole from being boring.
Make sure you strain the excessive water of grated zucchini, otherwise your casserole becomes soggy and we don’t want that.
This zucchini casserole is healthy and full of flavor with a wonderful golden crust. I used a combination of cornmeal and breadcrumbs and kasar cheese to have this yummy crust. You can use just cornmeal and leave out breadcrumbs if you have a gluten-free diet.
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Skinny Zucchini Casserole
A very tasty zucchini casserole flavored with black pepper and a little cheese.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Yield: 4
- ½ tablespoon butter
- 3 and ½ cups grated zucchini
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs, optional
- 4 tablespoons grated kasar cheese or parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 190C.
- Grease a baking pan with butter.
- Place the grated zucchini on a cheesecloth and squeeze as much liquid as you can. See the video above for this.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Add in the zucchini, black pepper and salt. Stir until combined well. Add in 1 tablespoon cheese and give it a good stir.
- Pour this mixture into the baking pan and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle cornmeal and breadcrumbs and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove it from oven, top with the remaining cheese. Make small holes with a knife and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
- Serve warm.