We enjoyed this a lot and it's easy to make as long as you remember to allow for the long cooking time. I will make again, next time substituting some cooked chicken & mushrooms for the sausage & jalapenos. Also, I will make this in two separate pans and freeze one for nights when I don't want to cook. A keeper!
Zucchini Rice Casserole
From EatingWell: May/June 2009
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.
47 Reviews for Zucchini Rice Casserole
Like many others, I really wasn't sure this would taste good based on the ingredients, but based on the reviews, I took a leap of faith and boy did it pay off! This casserole is really tasty and hardy. It fills me up, but knowing that it's chock full of vegetables makes it all ok. I used a flavored turkey sausage, and coconut milk (by So Delicious), brown rice and Monterey Jack cheese and it came out really wonderful. My only complaint is that I don't really use the rest of the jalapenos but it's worth it to buy the whole can as the flavor really does add to the dish. Also, I halved the recipe and it came out perfectly.
I really recommend this recipe to anyone who is looking for a healthy, tasty, filling dish.
I cannot believe this recipe is under 300 calories per serving. It's as satisfying as mac and cheese. The only thing I changed was I used 2 lbs of yellow squash instead of 1 lb and it turned out great. (And 10 oz hot turkey sausage instead of 8 because it = 3 links). Honestly it really doesn't even need the sausage or the cream cheese. Next time I might add a can of tomatoes. It did take a while to bake but it wasn't difficult AT ALL and it was worth it. I was worried the rice wouldn't cook but it was tender.
I made this after a long day of work, and even though it took a while, it was not hard to make! It turned out delicious. My family loved it, and it's great for lunch leftovers too!
This was a hit with dinner guests and family. It is a recipe you can make as spicey as you'd like or tone it down for those who do not like it extra hot. While it takes a little time to prepare, it is worth the rave reviews it gets! A great change from cheesy potatoes and much healthier. Great recipe!