Zucchini Bake with Swiss Cheese

  • Yield 6 to 8 servings

This is a great side-dish for family get-togethers.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
1 -- onion, chopped
1 -- garlic clove, minced
3 or 4 -- zucchini and/or yellow squash, cut into 1-inch slices
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 ounces Swiss cheese, cut into small chunks
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
4 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large saute pan.  Add the onion, garlic and zucchini.  Saute until the onion is translucent, stirring frequenlty.  The zucchini should stay firm.  Combine the zucchini mixture, tomatoes, 3/4 cup bread crumbs, the salt, pepper, basil and cheese chunks and mix lightly.  Spoon into a 2-quart baking dish sparyed with nonstick cooking spray.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup bread crumbs and the shredded cheese.  Bake in a preheated 375F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until heated through.  Using a mixture of zucchini and yellow squash adds color and flavor.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Galveston County’s Beachside to Boardwalk (Junior League of Galveston County, Inc., 2010). 

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