Zucchini – the forgotten vegetable of fall. It’s true, while most of us are enthralled with all things pumpkin during this time of year, zucchini has become one of those vegetables of autumn that sometimes get’s left behind.
Sure, we all love a warm slice of zucchini bread, or even a sweet, delicious zucchini cookie on a crisp fall day. But why do we limit this amazing vegetable to only a few sweets here and there? The zucchini is, after all, a healthy, vitamin-filled veggie. It’s time to unleash it’s full fall potential!
Today’s recipe combines two fall greats, the zucchini and baked casseroles, into one warm, hearty, scrumptious dinner. Using our Freeze Dried Zucchini, we’ve found an awesome way to utilize this autumn veggie in more than just cake bread or cookies! Grab your fork, it’s time to try Zucchini Casserole!
3 cups Honeyville Freeze Dried Zucchini
1 cup Honeyville Shoestring Carrots
1/2 cup Honeyville Freeze Dried Onion
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter
1 cup Sour Cream
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
8 oz Seasoned Stuffing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Re-hydrate your zucchini by soaking it in water, then draining any excess liquid.
In a large skillet, melt butter.
Once butter is melted, add carrots and onions and saute until they are completely hydrated with the butter.
Remove from heat and add sour cream and cream of mushroom soup, stirring until completely combined.
Add zucchini and half of the stuffing, and stir until completely combined.
In a 3 qt. baking dish, pour mixture and smooth out until even with a spatula.
Sprinkle remaining seasoning on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove, scoop out, and serve!
This dish unleashes the full flavor and aroma of the zucchini! You’re kitchen will have all the delicious smells of a baked casserole. The taste is simply amazing. The carrots and onions, combined with the rich taste of the sour cream and soup, are the perfect compliment to the rich flavor of the zucchini. This is exactly what you’ve been looking for in a fall casserole.
It’s time to unleash the full potential of the zucchini, and this is the casserole to do it!