• prep: 30 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 1 hr 5 min
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  • Summary

    This Zucchini Casserole recipe is the ultimate zucchini side dish to enjoy the bounty of summer zucchini – even your kids will be begging you for seconds! Sliced zucchini is layered in a baking dish, drenched with cheesy cream sauce that has been simmered with herbs and then topped with bubbly golden Gruyere cheese and buttery, crispy panko. This zucchini casserole recipe tastes AMAZING enough for company and special occasions but is simple and easy enough to prepare any night of the week. It also happens to be low carb and can be made gluten free and keto if you skip the panko topping. Best of all, this zucchini casserole is not watery! I’m sharing my fool-proof techniques to prevent watery zucchini casserole so you get nothing but a decadent cocoon of cream sauce – and not a watery bath. This zucchini casserole is also make-ahead friendly and easy to customize the different cheeses, veggies and you can even add protein. In short, your search for the best zucchini casserole recipe stops here!

    Ingredients

    • 3 pounds zucchini (cut into 1/4-inch slices)
    • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt (NOT table salt)
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives (or 1 tsp. dried)
    • 2 tsp garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
    • 1 tsp EACH dried parsley, onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp EACH dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 oz. (heaping ½ cup) freshly shredded Gruyere cheese
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1 oz. (1/4 cup) freshly shredded Gruyere cheese
    • 2/3 cup freshly shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 tablespoon melted butter
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 0 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 0%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 0 mg 0%
    • Calcium: 0 mg 0%
    • Potassium: 0 mg 0%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 0 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 0 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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