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Beef and Zucchini Casserole

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



Toss zucchini with 1 teaspoon salt and let stand 20 minutes; drain. Place half of the zucchini in a buttered 2-quart casserole. Heat oil in skillet; sauté onion and garlic until tender; add ground beef and cook until 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. Spread over zucchini in casserole. Combine ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, and egg; spoon over meat mixture.

Top with remaining zucchini and sprinkle with remining Cheddar cheese. Bake in preheated 350° oven 20 to 25 minutes, or until bubbly.

Serves 6

Calories per serving: 445
Fat per serving: 18.3g

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