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Real Food Monday: Recipe Zucchini Casserole



Real Food Zucchini Casserole – Video Recipe  This  news clip that shows me making the casserole above.  I was invited to the WBIR   studio on Monday to make a real food recipe during their morning show on Fox 43.

Zucchini casserole is one of our favorite recipes.  It is quick, easy, cheap, and sneaks in several veggies.  This is prrof that real food can be made simply, quickly, and cheaply. There are no preservatives or chemicals in this meal.  From start to finish, including dicing and chopping it takes less than 1 hour and even the kids will eat it.  The recipe calls for spicy foods but they can be replaced with non-spicy versions.  We also like to mix it up and add different ingredients here and there. Thanks to my AWESOME Mother-in-love for this recipe. 🙂

Remember to check all your labels on all your foods!!  The key to eating healthy, real food is to check every ingredient.  If you can’t pronounce it, if your great great Granny wouldn’t recognize it as food, then it isn’t “real food” . Limit preservatives to other ” real food ” ingredients like salt or lemon juice.


9×13 glass baking dish:  Serves 8


2 lbs of ground meat. (I like to use 1 lb of sausage and 1 lb of ground beef) (Vegetarian substitute Quinoa)
2 Cups of shredded zucchini
1/2 of a medium onion (diced)
2 cloves of garlic (diced)
1 Can of diced tomatoes
1 Can of diced tomatoes with green chilies or if that is too hot then just another can of plain diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese
2 cups of crumbled cornbread or another bread you like
Salt, Pepper and Montreal Steak Seasoning

Preheat oven to 400
Brown ground meat, drain and add diced tomatoes and diced tomatoes w/ chilies
Saute the onion and garlic in butter and then add the shredded zucchini and saute it also
Crumble cornbread
Layer in this order:
Zucchini mix on the bottom of the casserole dish
Next add the ground meat mixture
Then add a layer of shredded cheese
Top it off with a layer of cornbread
add a few pats of butter to the cornbread and bake until browned and bubbly

Total time 30-45 minutes

Additions: Add corn, mushrooms, peas etc to the meet mix.  Use lamb, pork, turkey etc instead of sausage, use all diced tomatoes and no chilies.

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