Delicious Zucchini Casserole

"You've got to try this! This is my mom's recipe--it's delicious and easy to prepare! Kids love it, too! The recipe calls for bread crumbs, but we prefer crushed Ritz crackers. Depending on the size of your zucchini, most people can eat two halves."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
16 halves




  • Wash zucchini; boil whole for 5 to 10 minutes--no more.
  • Cut off ends and slice in halves lengthwise.
  • Place in single layer in buttered casserole dish.
  • Melt butter and mix in cheddar cheese, sour cream, salt, paprika, and chives.
  • Pour over zucchini.
  • Sprinkle with bread crumbs or crackers and then parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until bubbly.

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  1. Luv2cook4friends
    This is an awesome side dish- especially when you are getting sick of the green beans and plain flavored veggies. My husband loves this and he hates veggies. One suggestion- do NOT precook the zucchini. Just by baking it it gets soft. It's a waste of time and makes it too mushy. I've prepared this ahead of time (up to a day) and then just slid it in the oven. Super easy and tasty.
  2. Timothy S.
    Made this with a lb. of cooked ground beef mixed with sauteed onions on top of the zucchini followed by the other mixture of ingredients and it was excellent. I used a ritz cracker topping. I may have used a little extra extra sharp cheddar also. My entire family loved it.
  3. Kizzikate
    We scarfed these up in no time!! I microwaved the squash for 1 minute, which made them perfectly tender. Used the cracker crumbs, & cut the butter by half. Delicious!
  4. Starrynews
    Very nice zucchini option! It had a nice flavor and was very filling. I omitted the butter and salt and used fat free sour cream and low fat cheddar cheese. I used homemade bread crumbs, which we enjoyed, but I will definitely try it with the Ritz cracker crumbs in the future. Because we like our zucchini a bit crispier, I omitted the boiling stage and stuck it directly in the oven for a 35 minute bake, which made it come out exactly the way we like it. Thanks for sharing a keeper!
  5. AngAustinBrody
    Defenitely a 5 star recipe!!! I had ginormous zucchini's from the garden so I only used two. I used 2 tbsp dried chives because I dind't have fresh. I added a bit of parmesan cheese to the sour cream mixture. Will defenitely be making this again! It was gobbled up by every member of the family including a hard to please toddler! Thanks a bunch!


  1. K Crosby
    This was so yummy! I am trying to really cut carbs, so instead of crackers, I used almonds that I had pulsed in the food processor and it turned out great all the same!
  2. beckas
    Nicely flavored casserole. I used cracker crumbs as suggested. I also substituted seasoned salt for the salt. DH commented that this was very good and DS had seconds. I don't recall DS having seconds of zucchini before!



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