Zucchini and Cheese Casserole

Our zucchini squash is coming on like gangbusters! Thank heavens cause there’s so many great ways to use it…

I can’t remember…I think we combined my grandmother’s recipe plus my mother-in-law’s concoction and it became one of our favorite dishes…
Zucchini and Cheese Casserole

Yesterday we celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary. I married a gem of a guy and we laughed a lot. It’s been quite a ride together! Some days, “It’s been for the birds!” However, mostly it’s been wonderful, challenging, so blessed, and adventurous!

Everyday this beautiful pair of doves visits my garden. It’s been amazing to see how they look out for and care for each other. I love their soft cooing and how peaceful they are compared to my squabbling finches. They remind me to be better when it comes to caring for and showing love to my guy.

I wanted to fix a special dinner for us and with all the zucchini growing daily, I decided to use it in our cheesy casserole. Know that you can use almost any veggie that you like, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, corn with green chilies is yummy. Just use the basic ingredients and customize it. I also like to combine favorite veggies. We really enjoy zucchini…so here it is!

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. You need about 2 pounds of vegetables, about 5 squash. Dice the onion and slice the squash. You can also dice or grate the squash…your choice!

Throw it in a covered pan and add water. Bring it to a boil and then simmer about 4 minutes until it’s tender crisp.

Drain and cool in a colander for about 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and marjoram. Add two eggs and whisk together until smooth. Add remaining two eggs and milk. Whisk it together well.

Add the cooled veggies to the egg milk mixture.

Gently add the cornflakes…

Then the cheddar cheese.

Spray a 9×13″ pan with non-stick spray. Pour all combined mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes till the center is set.

Casserole should be bubbly and light golden brown around the edges. Let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.

I usually serve it with a green salad and fruit. I also serve it with grilled chicken and a rice pilaf for all of my carb eaters…

but our favorite special occasion treat is a grilled rib-eye steak…grilled by, you guessed it, the best in the West! Here’s to 37 more years of cheesy love…

Zucchini and Cheese Casserole
  • 2 pounds of zucchini, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. marjoram, ground
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper, ground
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup cornflakes
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Slice and dice squash and onion. Throw it in a large covered pan with 1/2 cup of water. Bring it to a boil and simmer for about 4 minutes until tender-crisp. Drain and cool in a colander for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and marjoram. Add two of the eggs and mix till smooth. Add 2 more eggs and milk and mix well. Gently add cornflakes and then cheddar cheese. Spray a 9×13″ pan with non-stick spray. Pour veggie mixture into it and bake in a 325 degree for 45 to 55 minutes, till set. It should be bubbly and light brown around the edges. Let set for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Lots of love to my best!

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

31 Comments

  1. Kathleen

    This casserole looks super yummy! I have been married to my hubby for 27 years and I hope to have many cheesey years to come!!!

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  2. Always Nesting

    Awww…so sweet and Happy Anniversary! That casserole looks yummy.

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  3. Julie Harward

    Love the pic of the doves, we have them here too, a beautiful bird. The casserole looks so good, full of things I love…thank you! Congratulations on 37 years of a man that will laugh with you…wonderful! 😀

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  4. Mary

    Happy Anniversary! I can see why you included your casserole as part of your celebration meal. It looks and sounds delicious. Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

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  5. Becky

    YUM!!! I am totally going to try this!

    Stopping by from whatever goes wednesday!

    Becky
    mrsbettierocker.blogspot.com

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  6. LDH

    Happy Anniversary wishes to you! And thanks for sharing the delicious recipe!

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  7. eileeninmd

    Happy Anniversary! I wish you both many more happy years! TYour caserole looks yummy! I love cheese and zucchini.

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  8. Debbie

    First, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

    I love the combination of squashes in this. Then, when you got to the cornflakes, I knew that I was sold. This would be perfect to bring to a covered dish, too, because it’s such a pretty casserole that it would make folks want to try it. (That’s half the battle at the covered dish supper, don’t you think?)

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  9. Ott, A.

    That looks very tasty and congrats on the Anniversary!!!!!

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  10. Julie

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Yummy looking dish. I love summer vegetables!

    I laughed when I read your comment about Nebraska, it’s different than people think it is!

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  11. Yvonne @ StoneGable

    Congratulations you two lovebirds!
    I need more zucchini recipies! My garden is exploding with them. I’ll make this next week and post this on my weekly menu with a link back to you. Yummy!
    Yvonne

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  12. Stacy of KSW

    Yum Yum!! I stopped by from New Friend Friday and boy am I glad I did. I can’t wait to try this – I’m always on the lookout for something new to do with veggies

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  13. Tara@JustDevineStyle

    Congrats on 37 years! That is really wonderful to hear. The recipe looks so yummy! I will be trying this one for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Carmie, the Single Nester

    Can’t wait to try this as zucchinis have been incredible this year. Check out my blog to see what I did with the blossoms.

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  15. Paula

    This sounds so good! I’m printing it right now to try!

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  16. Sparta Savings

    I didn’t quite have enought zuchhini for this recipe, but substituted carrots adn it was wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Joy

    Wow that looks great.. I will have to try this out.

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  18. Issa

    wow… just so you know, I’m drooling right now. Looks absolutely delicious!

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  19. Beansieleigh

    My first time here, and this looks SO-ooo delicious! And what timing, as someone at my church just sent me home with some fresh zucchini from their garden. I was going to make zucchini bread, but NOW I’m feeling very torn! I’ll either have to choose one recipe or the other, or head to the store to buy MORE zucchini!!! Just want you to know what a spot you’ve put me in! Ha! Ha!.. Happy Anniversary, and have a great week! ~tina

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  20. Kathryn

    Yummy! I love zucchini and this looks incredible with all that cheese, who could resist!? 🙂

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  21. The Tablescaper

    This is my first time here, via Yvonne, but I’ll be back. That casserole looks awesome!

    – The Tablescaper

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  22. Mrs.B

    Soooo YUMMY!!! I am definitely going to make this soon!

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  23. Cheryl

    Boy does this look tasty & will probably convince my “don’t like zucchini” husband to eat it. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  24. Melinda

    Happy anniversary – and that zucchini dish looks luscious!

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  25. Vanessa

    Congrats on 37 years!

    And the recipe looks great too!

    Visiting from Anything Related.

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  26. Vonda

    This looks great! You had me at cheese. I had a casserole a long time ago like this, I think. I’ll have to try it and see. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Jerri

    Happy anniversary! And what a great casserole! I think my aunt makes something like this! Looks delish!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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  28. Sassy J

    Happy anniversary! Your casserole looks yummy….zucchini is a favorite of mine, especially in the summertime….I definetly will be trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer

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  29. ★All Thingz Related★

    Thank you for sharing this great garden recipe with us at Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

    Reply

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