Baked Zucchini Casserole

Baked Zucchini Casserole is a wonderful way to eat up all of the zucchini that comes out of the garden in mid and late summer. This dish is a family favorite and a good one to get the kids to help you with.

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Baked Zucchini Casserole

Cheesy Baked Zucchini Casserole

Picking zucchini from the straw bale garden

Estella picking zucchini from the straw bale garden

Zucchini

Pick a fresh zucchini and slice it. Toss them into an 11×7 glass pan that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.

Zucchini Slices

Zucchini Slices

Making the Casserole

Dollop spoonfuls of cheese whiz over the entire pan. Don’t skimp on this step.

Cheese Whiz for Baked Zucchini Casserole

Cheese Whiz for Baked Zucchini Casserole

Dollops of Cheese Whiz for Baked Zucchini Casserole

Dollops of Cheese Whiz for Baked Zucchini Casserole

Dicing bread for homemade croutons

Dicing bread for homemade croutons

Make home made croutons for the top. They really set this dish apart. Use 3-4 slices of bread and slice them into cubes.

Homemade croutons for Baked Zucchini Casserole

Homemade croutons for Baked Zucchini Casserole

Melt 1/2 to 3/4 stick of butter in a large frying pan then sprinkle some garlic salt into the butter, add your bread slices. Cook over medium heat until crunchy and golden to dark brown.

All set to pop the Baked Zucchini Casserole in the oven

All set to pop the Baked Zucchini Casserole in the oven

Baked Zucchini Casserole ready to devour!

Baked Zucchini Casserole ready to devour!

Bake The Casserole

Toss the homemade croutons over the top of your zucchini and cheese and put your Baked Zucchini Casserole into a 350-degree oven for 45 minutes. You may want to check it after 35 minutes though. The Cheese Whiz should be melted and bubbly and the zucchini tender.

Pair This Side Dish With…

This delicious side dish would go great with our Beer Can Chicken, Cast Iron Grilled Chicken, and our Smoked Pulled Pork.

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