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Cheese Lover's Zucchini Casserole

Cheese lover's zucchini casserole only takes minutes to assemble. Then it bakes while while you prepare the rest of your meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound of zucchini sliced
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese divided
  • gluten free marinara sauce homemade or jar
  • grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉
  • Toss zucchini with olive oil. Then spread the zucchini slices on a baking dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast until they are just starting to brown, about 10-15 minutes. Roasting the zucchini will keep the casserole from becoming watery.
  • Turn oven down to 350℉
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce in bottom of a casserole dish. Arrange one layer of zucchini over sauce, sprinkle mozzarella and top with another layer of zucchini and then mozzarella cheese again. Cover and bake for 25 minutes; remove cover and bake 5 minutes more.
  • Top with marinara sauce.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve as a vegetable with your favorite entree!