Friday, August 31, 2012

Zucchini Casserole

My mom wasn't a big cook, but what she did make, was really good!  This was one of her recipes we got to eat over and over!  She gave us a binder of our favorite foods when we got older, and this one is probably the one I make the most.

We've always had a garden, and that garden always had zucchini. And while zucchini are super good, you can end up with lots of them, and it's nice to have a few recipes to use them up with!

4 eggs
1 can corn
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
(1/2 cup chopped onion-optional, i never do)

You start out by cutting your zucchini into slices, and line the bottom of a 9x12 plan with them. (add 1/2 cup chopped onion now if you want onion).  You then place plastic wrap over the top, leaving one corner open.  Place in your microwave (turn off the turntable if you have one) on high for 7 minutes.

Drain well. you can see the zucchini cook down quite a bit, so if you want to add more, feel free (or less if you like). Kids may like it if you cut up the zucchini more, so it's more bite size.

In a mixing bowl, mix together 4 eggs, 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (6 oz), 1 can of corn (drained), 1/2 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper. (Use extra seasonings if you like it only makes it better!)

Mix together, and mix in zucchini.

Spray/grease pan.  Pour the mixture in the 9x12 pan and cover with a paper towel. (Tooth pics would be a good idea, so the paper towel doesn't stick)

Microwave at medium heat 8-10 minutes.

Stir and remove paper towel.

Cook at least 10 more minutes at medium and stir.  You may have to cook it longer to cook all the liquid (since it's somewhat raw egg)

Someone was having a hard time waiting!

I find usually 5 more minutes does it.  Then eat and enjoy!


  1. I'm tempted to want to put it in the oven and make the top crusty but otherwise, YUM! Thanks for the recipe! - Alex

  2. It would really dry it out to put it in the oven at the end, it's not super cheesy, it kinda mixes in and just flavors it. I love it! And it doesn't heat up your house in the summer.