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Beef and Zucchini Casserole


by , Updated April 1, 2017


This zucchini and ground beef casserole is layered like lasagna, with ground beef and rice, zucchini, and ricotta cheese.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:


Instructions:



  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Toss zucchini with 1 teaspoon salt and let stand 20 minutes; drain.
  3. Place half of the zucchini in a buttered 2-quart casserole.
  4. Heat oil in skillet; sauté onion and garlic until tender; add ground beef and cook until the beef is no longer pink. Drain off excess fat; add oregano, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt or more to taste. Stir in rice and tomato sauce.
  5. Spread the ground beef and rice mixture over zucchini in casserole.
  6. Combine ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, and egg; spoon over meat mixture.
  7. Top with remaining zucchini and sprinkle with remining cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly.

Serves 6

Calories per serving: 445
Fat per serving: 18.3g


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