Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Zucchini Recipes (Salads, Casseroles, Desserts)

Here are some recipes I recently found in my files.  Haven't tried them all but....they came from church members a few years back.  Hopefully there are some good ideas for all that summer zucchini you're trying to eat.  (I actually love zucchini - and....often grate and freeze it for later.  But....here are some things you can use it for in there here-and-now.  :)  Enjoy!

Zucchini Casserole
3-4 med. zucchini, sliced or chopped
3-4 med. carrots, diced
2 onions, diced
Boil these 3 ingredients together.  
Add:
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pint sour cream
(optional - 1 sm. can pimento, chopped fine)
Melt 1 cube butter with 2 stove-top dressing.
Grease casserole dish.  Layer zucchini mixture, then soup mixture, then dressing.
Bake 350 degrees for 40 min.

Grilled Zucchini Casserole
4 small zucchini
1 med. onion, sliced
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 sm. clove garlic, minced
1 T. butter
1/2 t. salt
pepper
Slice zucchini in 1/4' slices; place in center of large sheet of heavy-duty tin foil.  Add onion and mushrooms.  Sprinkle with garlic and seasoning; dot with butter.  Seal foil to make airtight packages.  Grill for 30 mi. or until tender - over med. hot coals.  Serves 6

Zucchini Bake 
3 lbs. zucchini (boil with skins on - peel large zucchini).  Drain and mash
Mix zucchini with:
1 c. cheddar cheese
3 eggs - beaten
1/4 c. melted butter
1 T. minced onion
8+ crumbled soda crackers
Salt to taste
Mix all together and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 min.

Zucchini Toss (salad)
1 head lettuce, washed & chilled
1 sm head romaine, washed & chilled
1/4 c olive oil or salad oit
2 med. zucchini, thinly slices
1 c. radishes, sliced
3 green onions, sliced
3 T. crumbled bleu cheese
2 T. tarragon
3/4 t. salt
1 sm clove garlic, curshed
generous dash pepper
Into large bowl, tear greens into bite sized pieces (about 10 c.).  Toss with oil until leaves glisten.  Add zucchini, radishes, onions & cheese.  Combine vinegar, salt, garlic and pepper.  Pour over salad and toss.  6-8 servings.

DESSERTS:

Zucchini Cookies
1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 c. grated zucchini
2 t. vanilla
2 c. quick oats
1 c. raisins
2 c. white flour
1 c. wheat flour
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
1 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 c. chopped nuts
Drop by tsp. onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 min.

Zucchini Bars
2 c. sugar
1 c. oil
1/4 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla
3 c. flour
2 c. grated zucchini
1 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
1/2 c. each; raisins, nuts, coconut, choc. chips.
Beat eggs till frothy.  Add sugar and continue beating while adding dry ingredients.  Stir in raisins, nuts, coconut, choc. chips.  Grease 2 13x9 pans.  Bake 350 for 25-30 min.  Frost with a thin icing of (powdered sugar, milk, butter, vanilla)

Chocolate Zucchini Cake
1/2 c. butter
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. cinnamon
4 T. cocoa
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. oil
1/2 c. sour milk or cream
2 c. grated zucchini
Mix and pour into 9x13 greased pan.   Sprinkle top of cake with chocolate chips.
Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 min.

Feel free to share YOUR favorite Zucchini Recipes below!
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