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


My 5 year old just yelled "mom! I love this!". I left off the onions & jalapeños & Used boil in a bag rice which cut down the time. This recipe is delicious. Will be making this every week!

What a success!

I made the zucchini rice casserole for a Sunday lunch with friends, and it was an enormous success! My friends and I loved everything about it. I threw in an extra, fresh jalapeno with the rest of the veggies, some crushed red pepper in with the chicken stock as it was heating, and used brown jasmine rice instead of plain brown rice. It was kicky, hearty, and delicious! Thanks for making me look so good, EatingWell! :)

one-dish, lots of veggies
Loved it!

I have to admit, when I was making this I thought there would be no way this could taste good together. Boy, was I wrong! It was excellent and a great way to get rid of my overload of zucchini from the garden. Yes, it was a little time consuming, but nothing too crazy. We will be having this again for sure!

Tastes great, feels like you're cheating
Simple, Hearty, and Delicious

My family found this casserole to be exactly that a casserole. When eating healthy, we sometimes have to bury old favorites- or more the feeling that food gave us, but this dish is the perfect blend of comfort and health. I used "Hot" turkey sausage, and would probably skip the jalapenos next time, but I can't wait to play around with other versions- black beans with a taco hint...

Hearty, Comfort-food type dish
With fresh squash in season it is nice to fix it different ways.

This can be a very versitle dish, with melon or spinish salad as a main dish, or it could be a side dish. It would be a welcomed guest at any potluck dinner, or the new star at the holidays. Use your imagination, and see what happens.

It can be modified to be vegetarian without loosing its great taste.

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