Friday, September 19, 2014

Simple Summer Dish – Squash & Zucchini

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Squash + Zucchini Casserole

It’s summer and if you’re invited to any sort of dinner/BBQ and asked to bring a tasty “veggie” dish…here’s one that should work out really well for you!

I loved making it because basically other than buying the squash and zucchini, I had all the ingredients (and, in fact, I did have 2 zucchinis ready from my own garden!)

So you can plan accordingly, this recipe takes about an hour total from preparation through cooking.

Ingredients:

  • 3 small zucchini, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 3 small summer squash, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • (optional) about 5-6 thin slices of onion
  • 1/2 cup vegan broth (I use Rapunzel vegan vegetable bouillon with sea salt) or water

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  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter (I use Earth Balance), cut in small pieces
  • 4 tablespoons fine dry vegan bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons vegan parmesan cheese (today, I used Parmela, parmesan cheese replacer)

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Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350°.

2. Wash the squash and zucchini, trim ends, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

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3. Layer squash and zucchini slices in a greased 2- to 2 1/2-quart baking dish.

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4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper between the layers.

5. This is where I laid the thinly sliced onion on top of the layers – again this is optional.

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6. Combine the vegan broth with the garlic and pour over the squash.

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this photo shows a cup of broth, but I only used half a cup

7. Place the pieces of vegan butter on top of layers and then sprinkle with the bread crumbs and vegan parmesan cheese.

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8. Cover and bake for 35 minutes then uncover and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes longer, until the top is browned and the squash is tender.

I was taking this dish to a summer party, so I placed the cover on the casserole dish and carried it over that way. We ate pretty soon after we arrived so no re-heating was necessary and the dish was delicious!!

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Happy Summer y’all!!

(sorry a bit of a swayback to my years living in the South!)

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P.S. Bubba wanted everyone to know his help in the kitchen was vital for preparing this recipe.

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serious, chef pose

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Comments

3 Responses to “Simple Summer Dish – Squash & Zucchini”
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    oh, bubs. that face. cheer up!

    i LOVE zucchini, but i don’t think david ever had it before we started living together! i think the next time i get my paws on a few, i’m going to make those greek zucchini fritters– in addition to this casserole!

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    Lita says:

    ooohhh zucchini fritters sound so yummy right now!!! Going to look up a recipe now…let me know if you have a good one!

  3. 3

    Obsessed with squash and zucchini! This recipe looks delicious I will have to try it at my next dinner party I know it will be a hit! Love and Shine CourtStar
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