Cheesy Baked Zucchini

Baked Zucchini with Gouda

Baked layers of zucchini rounds smothered in eggs, half & half and sour cream with lots of gouda cheese. A simple little side dish I had to share being that zucchini is in peak season now. As in overflowing from gardens and market bins everywhere. It’s not a bad thing if you like zucchini. . .

If you hate it and you know me then I’m going to do everything in my power to get you to like it. That’s just how I roll. Maybe because I once hated its guts too with all my heart. It took a deep-fried zucchini fritter to change my mind.

I might trick you into eating zucchini-infused cake with lots of fluffy creamy cheese frosting. . . well maybe trick is the wrong word. Entice is more fitting. Or I might smother it with your favorite cheese to tempt you into just taking a taste. One little bite. I just know that if I can get you to try it, my way, then I can hook you.

You know what? It works almost every time! Including this time. The zucchini hater said “You made zucchini taste good!”

Score.

Cheesy Baked Zucchini

Cheesy Baked Zucchini

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings as a side

Cheesy Baked Zucchini

Baked layers of zucchini rounds smothered in eggs, half & half and sour cream with lots of Gouda cheese

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups zucchini (or yellow squash or a mix) sliced 1/4 inch thick (3 - 4 medium to large)
coarse salt and fresh black pepper
2 eggs
2/3 cup half & half or whole milk
1/2 cup sour cream (light or regular)
butter, for greasing pan
2 heaping cups shredded Gouda cheese
fresh herbs like dill, basil, parsley or thyme

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Put the zucchini in a large colander set over a bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon coarse salt or 1/2 teaspoon fine salt to remove some of the water so your casserole won't be soggy. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or 2 if you have time.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and butter an 8 x 10 casserole dish.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, half & half and sour cream together. Season with a few pinches each of salt and pepper and a teaspoon or two of fresh herbs if you like.
  4. Layer half the zucchini in the pan then pour half the egg mixture over it. Sprinkle with half the Gouda. Repeat.
  5. Bake about 25 - 30 minutes until bubbly around the edges and lightly golden on top.

Notes:

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Comments

  1. LunaCafe says

    I actually love zucchini and Northwest farmers markets are overflowing with it this month. Can’t wait to try this dish. …Susan

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