Zucchini Rice Casserole

May/June 2009

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We pack extra vegetables into this cheesy baked rice casserole. Plus we substitute brown rice for white, reduce the cheese by half and swap turkey sausage for pork sausage. If you're bringing it to a potluck, plan to reheat it before serving.

"LOVED it!!! Yes it takes a lot of time to do, but as long as you know that you have to prepare for it taking a little longer than a normal recipe, then its no problem! I am 26 and my cooking expertise is making a grilled cheese and I...

52 Reviews for Zucchini Rice Casserole

Could you use quinoa instead of rice??

I'm not a big fan of rice...Wondering if anyone has tried it with quinoa or if you think it would work?

Takes some time but worth it!!!

My family LOVED this meal. I have made it twice so far and changed the recipe each time. The first time I made it the store was out of some items so I had to improvise. The second time I tweeked it to our tastes.
First time:
1. Replaced turkey sausage, with 1lb ground turkey.
2. No jalapenos (I have 2 children under the age of 5)
3. Store out of zucchini/squash
Family LOVED it.

Second time:
1. Replaced turkey sausage, with 1lb ground turkey.
2. No jalapenos (I have 2 children under the age of 5)
3. Used 2 cups pepper jack cheese in the mix alone and then another 1/2 cup on top.
4. Added 2 tbs cream cheese to the mix (not including the dabs on top, this was mixed into the milk/pepper jack cheese/flour mix while on the stove).
5. Just left the zucchini/squash out
Definitely less healthy, but tailored to us. Yum.
Next time I might switch it up again. This meal is so flexible, tasty, and lasts for 2 or more meals (but depends on the size crowd you're feeding). For our family (my husband, myself, 3 year old and 1 year old) it lasts about 3 meals.

Tastes wonderful
Zucchini Rice Casserole
Wonderful Flavors

Followed the recipe exactly, except I cut it in half. I so enjoyed the dish. It had wonderful flavors. I even bought the pickled jalapenos, and I am glad that I did. I can't wait for the leftovers.

easy comfort food

We used reduced fat jalapeno cheddar and spicy chicken sausage. Delicious! This is really filling with lots of leftovers.


I actually forgot to put the corn in, but even without it the dish was AWESOME!!!. Can't wait till tomorrow so I can eat some more. Someone posted this has no taste and to quote my old timer father "The person who said it has no taste, has no taste. This dish had tons of flavor." And he's old; if he can taste it than you know it has a lot of flavor. I used chicken sausage instead of turkey, cut down the cheese to 1 1/2 cups, and ofcourse I said I forgot the corn. Other than that followed the directions and everyone's looking forward to leftovers.

Tastes Good and It's Good For You!
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Anonymous wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

Really, is it necessary to

Really, is it necessary to insult another reviewer who did not like the recipe and found it to lack flavor?

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