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You Asked For It: Zucchini squash casserole from Boston Market

I would like the zucchini squash casserole recipe from Boston Market. I've looked for a recipe with no luck. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you. Paula Downing, Holiday

Boy is this zucchini casserole from Joan Burger of Oldsmar good. She notes on the copy she sent that it's very good, and she's right. It's not from Boston Market, but it's close, and it's easy to make. It's a rich dish but offers some health value with fresh zucchini and tomato. It called for diced Swiss and cheddar cheese; the Swiss melted nicely, but not the cheddar. I suggest using shredded cheddar. I used bread crumbs but buttery Ritz crackers would be a nice alternative. The recipe does not give the amount of butter needed, but explains to dot the casserole with it. I used 3 tablespoons but could probably have used a bit more. That is really a preference issue. There is also a notation on the recipe that it is from the cookbook Gourmet Gallery, which was published in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. If you are lucky enough to have a copy of this cookbook, the recipe is on page 171. It says it serves five to six, but in a 4-quart casserole I would say it serves more like six to eight. The original recipe did not state a size for the casserole but there is so much mixture I think the 4-quart is the best size. If you enjoy zucchini, you will not be disappointed.

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EASY

Zucchini Casserole

2 medium onions, chopped

¼ cup butter or margarine

4 medium zucchini, sliced

3 large fresh tomatoes, diced

1 teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

1 cup diced Swiss cheese

½ cup fine bread crumbs or cracker crumbs, divided use

½ cup diced sharp cheddar cheese

3 tablespoons butter

Saute onion in butter in large saute pan until onion is transparent, stirring frequently. Add sliced zucchini, cover, and steam 10 minutes. Combine mixture with diced tomatoes, salt and pepper, Swiss cheese and half of the bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly; pour into a 4-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining crumbs and diced cheddar; dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until top is bubbly.

Adapted from Gourmet Gallery, shared by Joan Burger, Oldsmar

>>easy

Zucchini Casserole

2 medium onions, chopped

¼ cup butter or margarine

4 medium zucchini, sliced

3 large fresh tomatoes, diced

1 teaspoon salt

Pepper to taste

1 cup diced Swiss cheese

½ cup fine bread crumbs or cracker crumbs, divided use

½ cup diced sharp cheddar cheese

3 tablespoons butter

Saute onion in butter in large saute pan until onion is transparent, stirring frequently. Add sliced zucchini, cover, and steam 10 minutes. Combine mixture with diced tomatoes, salt and pepper, Swiss cheese and half of the bread crumbs. Mix thoroughly; pour into a 4-quart casserole dish. Top with remaining crumbs and diced cheddar; dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until top is bubbly.

Adapted from Gourmet Gallery, shared by Joan Burger, Oldsmar

You Asked For It: Zucchini squash casserole from Boston Market 10/26/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 5:30am]
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