Sunday, August 14, 2022

Zucchini Casserole #SundayFundayBloggers

This casserole is a great way to use up the last of your summer zucchini as the weather starts to cool a bit.  Pasta, zucchini, beef, cheese and tomatoes combine to create a comfort casserole reminiscent of the goulash you enjoyed as a kid.

Zucchini Casserole

The Sunday Funday Bloggers are using up Zucchini this week......

Amy of Amy's Cooking Adventures is hosting this week and asked us to use up some of those zucchini that are piling up on our counters this time of year.

I'm always looking for new zucchini recipes so I'm excited to see what everyone cooked up today.  Let's take a look........

  • Couscous with Spiced Zucchini from Cook with Renu
  • Garlic Butter Sautéed Zucchini from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
  • Marinated Tofu and Zucchini Soft Tacos from Food Lust People Love
  • Minestrone Casserole from Palatable Pastime
  • Moong and Zucchini Pancakes from Mayuri’s Jikoni
  • Zucchini Agrodolce from Pandemonium Noshery
  • Zucchini Casserole from A Day in the Life on the Farm

  • Zucchini Casserole

    My grandmother used to make goulash for me.  It is the ultimate comfort food, in my opinion.  When I took a bite of this casserole, I was transported back to my childhood.  As far as I can remember, Grandma did not add zucchini to her goulash and she made it on the stovetop, but it was  delicious and comforting as was this casserole that I am sharing with you today.

    Zucchini Casserole pin

    I have a feeling this casserole will be made again before zucchini season comes to a close.  Hope you have a Funday Sunday.

    Entrees, Casseroles, Beef, Pasta, Zucchini
    Entrees, Beef
    Yield: 6 servings
    Author: Wendy Klik
    Zucchini Casserole

    Zucchini Casserole

    Pasta, zucchini, beef, cheese and tomatoes combine to create a comfort casserole reminiscent of the goulash you enjoyed as a kid.
    Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 1 Hour


    • 1/2 c. small pasta, cooked per package directions. (I used ditalini)
    • 1 t. olive oil
    • 1 medium zucchini, cut into half moons
    • 1/2 t. dried Italian seasoning
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • 1/2 vidalia onion, diced
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
    • 4 oz. fresh Mozzarella, cut into small dice
    • 1/2 c. cottage cheese
    • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese


    1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over med high heat. Add the zucchini, season with the Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and cook until squash begins to soften and brown a bit, 5-6 minutes. Transfer to an 8" square baking pan along with the cooked and drained pasta.
    2. In the same skillet, brown the hamburger with the onions and garlic until meat is crumbly and no longer pink and the onion is translucent. Drain, if needed, and add this meat mixture to the baking dish.
    3. Add the tomatoes, with juices, and all three cheeses to the casserole. Stir to combine and then sprinkle with a little additional parmesan cheese.
    4. Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about half an hour, until hot and bubbly and the cheese is melted.

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