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Zucchini Casserole

Zucchini casserole is a delicious side dish that is filled with cheesy flavors, a Panko breadcrumb topping, and plenty of tasty zucchini.

Cheesy Zucchini Casserole

Zucchini casserole on a red plate.

This casserole recipe came from my friend, Beth, who always has the best recipes. She is great at cooking for a lot of people, and when I am in need of something good, she is the one I call.

I took a few things about the recipe and changed them. So, it’s a versatile recipe. You can add cheddar instead of mozzarella, or forgo the breadcrumbs.

But, no matter how you make the casserole, it will turn out delicious and it’s holiday-worthy, for sure.

Baked zucchini casserole on a red plate with Panko breadcrumbs.

What Ingredients Do I Need For Zucchini Casserole?

  • Zucchini
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Brie cheese
  • Heavy cream
  • Minced garlic
  • Italian seasonings
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do I Make Baked Zucchini Casserole?

  1. Slice the zucchini and line it in a greased 8″ x 8″ baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella cheese over the zucchini.
  3. In a saucepan on medium heat, add the heavy cream, minced garlic, brie, salt, pepper, and Italian seasonings and mix. Cook until melted.
  4. Pour the cream mixture over the zucchini.
  5. Top with the remainder of the mozzarella cheese, Panko breadcrumbs, and grated parmesan cheese and cover with tin foil.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes at 400-degrees with the tin foil. Remove the tin foil and bake 10 more minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.

Step-By-Step Instructions For Zucchini Casserole with Panko

Sliced zucchini in a square baking dish.

Start by slicing the zucchini and line the pieces in a greased 8″ x 8″ casserole baking dish.

Sliced zucchini with shredded mozzarella cheese on top.

Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese over the zucchini and set aside.

Heavy cream in a saucepan with minced garlic.

Add the heavy cream and minced garlic to a saucepan on medium heat.

Cream, brie, Italian seasonings, salt, pepper, and minced garlic in a saucepan.

Next, add the brie cheese, Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.

I cut the top and side off of the brie and scraped into the saucepan so I didn’t have any rind in there.

Rind won’t hurt you, but I don’t like the flavor as much, so I didn’t add it in.

Sliced zucchini with cheese and heavy cream in a baking dish.

Pour the heavy cream mixture into the dish.

Zucchini with cheese and panko breadcrumbs.

Top with the remainder of the mozzarella cheese, Panko breadcrumbs, and parmesan cheese.

Zucchini casserole covered with tin foil.

Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes at 400-degrees. After 20 minutes, remove the tin foil and bake for 10 more minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Baked zucchini casserole with cheese and breadcrumbs.

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Baked zucchini casserole on a red plate.
Cheesy zucchini casserole on a red plate.

Zucchini Casserole Recipe

Check out the recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a great side dish and I think you’ll really love it.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your zucchini casserole on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Baked zucchini casserole on a red plate.

Zucchini Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Zucchini casserole is a delicious side dish that is filled with cheesy flavors, a Panko breadcrumb topping, and plenty of tasty zucchini.

Ingredients

  • 3 zucchinis
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. brie cheese (without the rind)
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400-degrees and grease an 8" x 8" baking dish.
  2. Slice the zucchinis and line the baking dish.
  3. Top with half of the mozzarella cheese and set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, add the heavy cream, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, and brie cheese. Cook until melted.
  5. Pour over the zucchini.
  6. Top with the remainder of the mozzarella cheese, Panko breadcrumbs, and parmesan cheese.
  7. Cover with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove the tin foil and bake another 10 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 656mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Great recipe, great combo of flavors. If you want to use up leftover ham, add the same amount of chopped ham as zucchini, double the sauce & use a larger casserole dish. You probably will have to bake a bit longer (10-15 mins more) due to more volume.

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Saturday 28th of August 2021

Thanks so much for the info! That will be helpful and sounds delish!

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