Monday, June 15, 2020

Zucchini Casserole by Maya Corrigan #Recipe #Giveaway

It's almost time for vegetable gardens to overflow with zucchini, so I'm sharing an easy recipe that works especially well with tender, young zucchini.

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I've adapted this recipe from one in the 1960s edition of Joy of Cooking--Summer Squash Cockaigne. Later editions of that cooking bible varied the ingredients in the recipe, but I prefer the older version. The original recipe called for the squash to be steamed until tender in a little water. Because I like crunchy vegetables, I skip steaming the zucchini when I have small zucchini and slice the rounds no more than 1/4 inch thick. For mature zucchini or thicker slices, you'd want to steam it before mixing it with the other ingredients. 

This recipe makes enough for 3-4 people as a side dish. You can easily double it for a crowd.

Ingredients

3 cups sliced zucchini rounds
1/4 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp .grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp paprika
1 beaten egg yolk
1 Tbsp Chives chopped fine (optional) 

For the topping:
2 Tbsp bread crumbs 
3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese 
1/2 Tbsp butter




Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 

Steam the squash until tender or, if you like zucchini on the crunchy side, slice it about 1/4 inch thick and use it raw. 
Melt the butter over low heat. Add the sour cream, cheese, salt, and paprika continue heating over a low heat until the cheese melts. 
Remove the mixture from the heat and add the egg yolk and chives. Mix with the squash and put it all in a buttered casserole pan. 

For the topping, mix the bread crumbs and cheese. Sprinkle the mixture on the top and dot it with butter. 

Bake at 375 degrees F. until brown on top, about 30 minutes. 






Zucchini casserole from oven to table

Maya (Mary Ann) Corrigan combines her passion for food and detection in her Five-Ingredient Mysteries featuring a café manager and her live-wire grandfather, who solve murders in a historic town near the Chesapeake Bay. Each book has five suspects, five clues, and Granddad’s five-ingredient recipes. Maya previously taught college courses in writing, literature, and detective fiction. Visit her website for book news, five-ingredient recipes, mystery trivia, and a free culinary mystery story.

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The 7th book in the series, Gingerdead Man, comes out September 29, 2020 and is available now for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.


This holiday season Bayport, Maryland, is a dead ringer for Victorian London. Val and her grandfather are taking part in the Dickens of a Holiday festival. Val is hosting a private tea party serving the festival's costumed volunteers, who range from Dickens divas like Madame Defarge and Miss Havisham to Ebenezer Scrooge and old St. Nick himself. But one costumed reveler may have gotten the holidays mixed up. The winner of the creepiest outfit, robed in black with a gift bag covering the head hands out gingerbread men with white icing skeleton bones. This year's sour Santa has none of the big fellow's mirth but plenty of his appetite, and it's no secret Santa loves cookies. But when the man in red turns blue, Val and Granddad have a cookie-cutter killer to catch before the New Year . . .

Do you like zucchini or other squash? If so, what's your favorite way to cook it? Leave a comment and include your e-mail address by June 19 to enter a drawing for the cozy mystery grab bag. 
(Sorry, I can only send the goodies to a U.S. address. Sending elsewhere would mean a trip to the post office, which I'm avoiding until it's safer.)

Here's what you'll receive:
  • A 24-page booklet, READ MORE COZIES, highlighting new and upcoming cozy mysteries
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49 comments:

  1. I enjoy zucchini and love zucchini bread. Thanks for the chance!
    Jess
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  2. We knew someone that grew a ton of zucchini and she'd give is some. We always had chocolate zucchini cake or zucchini bread in the summer.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Alicia, Thank you for commenting. We have a community garden plot, but never bother growing zucchini because we know we'll get lots from our neighbors when their crops come in.

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  3. Love Zucchini bread.
    Butlerrich (at) Comcast (dot) net

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    1. Hi Brenda, Thank you for commenting. It's been a while since I made zucchini bread, but I might do it again this year. Staying at home more than usual means I do a lot more baking.

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  4. We also chocolate chip zucchini cake, zucchini bread, panko crumbed baked zucchini fries and more.

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  5. Sounds yummy. Especially since I'm not really venturing into the store and the zucchini from delivery or pick up isn't always perfect. This is an excellent way to use them! Thanks.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Please block Christiana. Her messages are really inappropriate for this site.

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  7. I have a recipe that uses grated zucchini and chickpeas with pasta. Very tasty.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. That does sound goo, Libby. Thank you for commenting.

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  8. I usually roast zucchini with onions, bell pepper and sometimes eggplant.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. That sounds like a really easy way to make zucchini and the other vegetables. Thank you for commenting, Sandy.

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  9. I've only ever had zucchini bread, this recipe sounds great! tWarner419(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. This dish is so similar to many of the squash casseroles here in the South. Yummy! I haven't had a place for a garden in our current home but I did used to grow zucchini and other things. It found its way into a lot of zucchini breads! patdupuy@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Pat. People who grow zucchini have an incentive to bake a lot of zucchini bread.

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  11. Zucchini is so good roasted in the oven or on the grill. One of my favorite vegetables. Also love it in zucchini bread.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I like zucchini bread but I love zucchini in spaghetti sauce. I've also had zucchini cake which was surprisingly good.
    clugston.kathy@yahoo.com

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  13. This looks really good. I like sauteing sliced zucchini with sliced onions and chopped garlic in olive oil and a little bit of butter. I sprinkle it with dried basil and chili flakes when the zucchini has softened. I grate parmesan over the cooked vegetables and put a lid over the pan until cheese has melted. I often make ratatouille if I have a lot of zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes. bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

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  14. I love butternut squash soup and roasted zucchini. My email is booksnpugs(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I love roasted zucchini with garlic.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Garlic makes anything taste better--except dessert. Thank you for commenting.

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  16. Yes I do like zucchini in bread and cake. Your recipe sounds delicious.. Thank you for the chance

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  17. Your recipe looks delicious. So far this summer, I've been making a garden vegetable casserole with zucchini, yellow squash, onions,
    celery, colored peppers, cheese and a bit of mayo. I love all the summer vegetables like zucchini!

    Nancy
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  18. I love zucchini fixed almost any way. However, I can't grow it. Weird huh?

    kaye.killgore(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Hi Kaye, We've had trouble growing zucchini too. The borrer worms destroy the plants. But I take zucchini donations happily from those who've had more success and buy it frequently at the supermarket. Thank you for commenting.

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  19. Yes I enjoy zucchini. My favorite is my mom's zucchini torte. lindaherold999@gmail.com

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    1. Zucchini Torte--I've never heard of that, but it sounds delicious. Thank you for commenting, Linda.

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