Monday, July 7, 2008

Zucchini Pizza Bake

The experimental casserole last night was really tasty. I can see making this at the height of summer when your neighbors with gardens are pawning zucchini off on you faster than you know what to do with.


Shelly's Zucchini Pizza Bake

6 small Zucchinis, shredded
1 Yellow Onion, diced
1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
3 Eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon Ground Marjoram
1 cup Ground Beef, browned
16 Pepperoni Slices
1 cup Bruschetta Sauce (I used Trader Joe's brand but Contadina/Buitoni makes one - find it near fresh pasta)
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Mozzarella
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Pizza Seasoning

Saute onion till golden. Set aside. Shred the zucchini and place in a colander. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of the salt on top and let sit for 1/2 hour to drain. Squeeze any excess water out. After it sat in the colander I used a clean kitchen towel and gave it a few good squeezes. Get it as dry as you can.


Mix zucchini and onion together. Pour in beaten eggs, marjoram (get some but if you can't oregano will work), and Parmesan. Stir till combined. Pour into buttered 9x13 Pyrex casserole dish. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.


Remove from oven and top with beef, pepperoni, sauce, cheeses and rest of the seasonings.


Bake until golden about 25 minutes more. This dish would be great on soft foods (minus the pepperoni) it is very quiche like in texture. I served it with a couple of those Artichoke & 4 Cheese Chicken Patties from Trader Joe's tossed on the grill.


Highlights of the day:

* Got a little project I'm working on for my caterer friend = $$ that along with my stimulus check (if it ever comes... I'm in the freaking last group) should buy me a bicycle.

* Making some yummy stuff for dinner tonight. I'll take some food porn.

* I'm loving Pandora Radio. Have you checked it out yet? I've been jamming all day to random stuff. You type in an artist and they will select music by similar artists.

Listening to: Flesh for Lulu "I go crazy" I totally forgot how much I heart this song.

3 comments:

Diane H said...

Hi Shelly,
Diane here from Texas. I think the recipe looks delicious, and can't wait to mkae it. What recipe did you bake it at? Thanks somuch for all the time you take to write these recipes and share them with us. I am on soft foods and am dying for something with flavor....

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Diane, Thanks for the catch whoops I added the temp. 350 for both the first bake and second.

I hope you enjoy it.

~Michelle

Tailynn said...

Did you peek in my fridge this morning? I have every single ingredient. Can you believe it. Plus Monty is on the soft food stage. Oh ya, I'll be wipping this up real soon. Thanks a bunch!