August 11, 2012

Zucchini Casserole with Stuffing

This casserole was really tasty!  If the zucchini part lost your interest, I want to tell you this would also be great with other vegetables like broccoli, celery, peas or anything else you might like.  Which means, this doesn't have to be something you only make while zucchini is in season, you can make it all year long.  If you would rather serve this as a side dish, just leave out the chicken and add a little extra zucchini.


Zucchini Casserole with Stuffing
adapted from: Ashlee P.
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)
1 Tbl. olive oil
1/2 c. onion, diced
4 c. zucchini, diced (you don't have to peel it)
salt and pepper
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 c. sour cream 
1/2 c. milk
1 c. cheese, shredded 
1 (8 oz.) pkg. stuffing mix 
1 stick butter, melted

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and zucchini and saute until tender, about 5-8 minutes; season with salt and pepper.  Meanwhile, combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and milk.  Add the shredded chicken, shredded cheese and cooked zucchini mixture.  Combine the stuffing mix with melted butter.  Spread half of the stuffing mix into the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.  Cover with soup mixture and spread evenly.  Sprinkle the remaining stuffing mix over the top.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Serves: 6-8.  

Jenn's Notes: I seasoned my chicken breasts before I baked them with some Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  I used light sour cream, Cheddar cheese and chicken flavored stuffing mix. The stuffing mix on the bottom softens up while baking and the stuffing on the top gets slightly crunchy (like bread crumbs).  The sauce is thick and creamy.  Yummy.         

20 comments:

  1. Yum! Oh my goodness, YUM! I'm going to make this.

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  2. This puts me in mind of autumn, but is very useful for all the zucchini I have! Yowza!

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  3. I made this tonight for my family and parents. Between the 7 of us, the pan was licked clean...this is a keeper for sure...I'm interested in trying it with broccoli :). My kids never even realized it was zucchini!
    Jodi

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    1. I am so glad your family liked it!! - Jenn

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  4. Yum! This sounds super delicious! I have so many zucchini right now and am always looking for recipes to use them in.

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    1. It was very yummy - you should give it a try! - Jenn

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  5. This looks like a great casserole! I'm pinning!

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  6. I can't wait to try this one. Always looking for new ways to use zucchini!! I would love for you to link up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. The party is still open until Sunday night. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursday-4.html

    Thanks, Nichi

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  7. I found your blog via Pinterest & have now pinned about 50(!) recipes to try! I think your tastes must run very similar to mine because I wanted to try everything I saw! Can't wait to try this with some of our zuchinni!

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    1. Yay!! I am so excited to hear that! Let me know what you think if you try anything! - Jenn

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  8. This is yummy! We like to pick up fried chicken on Sundays but often the chicken breast is dry so now I debone it & cut it up & use it in this casserole the next day! Thanks for sharing!
    Andrea

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  9. Soooooo good like the rest of this website! I made it the second time with cream of mushroom soup...AMAZING!

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  10. It's too hot here to turn on the oven so I changed this up a bit for lunch today :)
    I used a large skillet to saute the zucchini & onion & then added the chopped up chix & cr of chix soup & sour cream--I did not add milk...warmed it all up til bubbly & then melted some cheese into it. In another sauce pan I melted the butter & stirred in the stuffing mix & let it brown a bit....some of my kids don't like stuffing so I did not mix it in & we just added it to the top for those who like it. Pretty much the same as I've done it before except no oven so it's not so hot in the house. :) Andrea

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