I am on the lookout for the best side dishes. Nothing really starchy or bready but something with some flavor. This is my first find:
Recipe for Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake
|If you like zucchini, fresh basil, and cheese, you’ll love this Easy Cheesy Zucchini
(You could use any type of low-fat white cheese.)
Put the mixture into an 8″ x 8″ casserole dish that you’ve sprayed with olive oil or non-stick spray.
Bake 25-30 minutes, then sprinkle over another 1/2 cup of the pizza cheese.
Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake
(Makes 4-6 servings; recipe adapted from a recipe by Karen Niessing in Penzeys Back to School 2011 Catalog, with suggestions from my sister Pam.)
2 medium-sized zucchini,
cut in slices or half-moon slices
2 medium-sized yellow squash, cut in slices or half-moon slices
2-4 T chopped fresh basil (or even less, depending on how much you like the flavor of basil)
2 T thinly sliced green onion
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 cup + 1/2 cup low-fat white cheese
(I used Pizza Cheese, which is a low-fat blend of Mozzarella, Provolone, Romano, and Parmesan)
1/2 cup coarsely grated Parmesan (I would use a little less if you only have the very finely grated Parmesan from a can)
salt and fresh
ground black pepper to taste
baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. Wash the squash and cut in slices or half-moon slices. Wash basil, spin dry or dry with paper towels and finely chop. Slice green onions.
or until the cheese is melted and nicely browned and zucchini is fully cooked.