Unstuffed Zucchini Casserole

You will never bother stuffing zucchini again once you try this Unstuffed Zucchini Casserole. Same taste with same ingredients yet with less work and shorter time! This is our kid’s all time favorite meal. –

Stuffed zucchini disguised in casserole.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cups diced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup hot water


  1. Put everything in a pot in the order given above. Cover the pot and cook over low heat until everything is tender, for about 30 minutes.
  2. Check it one or two times to see if it needs extra water. Add 1/4 cup extra water if needed and cook until it is absorbed.
  3. Serve warm.


Add 1/2 cup ground beef to the pot at the same time with everything if you like or just saute it in the pot beforehand and then add in the other ingredients.