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Zucchini Cheese Bake

Low Carb Recipe

Liven up zucchini with this Zucchini Cheese Bake by turning it into this exceptional side dish that includes sour cream, grated Jack cheese, garlic and chopped green onion.

Zucchini Cheese Bake

Ingredients

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup finely chopped green onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound zucchini, trimmed and sliced 1/8-inch thick
1/2 cup grated Jack cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
1 egg

Recipe Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 by 8-inch baking dish.

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is translucent. Scrape into a large bowl. Melt the remaining butter over medium high heat in the same frying pan. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring frequently until the moisture has evaporated and the zucchini is tender.

Transfer to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. Add the onions and pulse once.

Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes until lightly golden.

Nutrition Nibbles

  • Zucchini is rich in valuable antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin C, folic acid and calcium.
  • Zucchini is a good source of fiber.
  • One cup of zucchini has nearly as much potassium as a banana.
  • Zucchini contains phosphorus.