I was asked for my favorite zucchini recipe the other day. That is hard. I have a few that G and I both really love.
Here we go!
MOM'S SAUSAGE/ZUCCHINI SKILLET
My Mom put this together years and years ago and it is still a family favorite.
1 lb. ground sausage
2 medium or one large zucchini - seeded & sliced
1 small onion chopped
4 - 6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 tomato - thinly sliced.
Brown your sausage, then add sliced zucchini and onion and cook till tender. Turn off heat - and spread with cheese and top with thinly sliced tomatoes. Put a lid over skillet and let it set for 10 minutes or so (till cheese melts and tomato softens).
THIS IS DELISH!!!!
We generally just have this for dinner, but you could stretch it by serving over rice.
Brown and crumble 1 pound of bacon. Remove all but a couple tablespoons of grease - follow other directions. Both bacon or sausage or super good.
JALAPENO/CHEESE ZUCCHINI BOATS
2 medium zucchini - cut in half lengthwise and seeds scooped out
6 Tbsp. shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp. cream cheese - softened
2 Tbsp. sour cream
1 1/2 Tbsp. chopped jalapeno
4 Tbsp. Panko bread crumbs
Mix cream cheese, sour cream and jalapenos together. Spread into the centers of the zucchini. Sprinkle the top with bread crumbs and bake at 400* for 25 minutes.
THIS is the ORIGINAL recipe.
**I use a LOT more sour cream and cream cheese (about 3X more)- as we really like the flavor and it gives you creamy yumminess with every bite. I also add a nice dash of garlic powder to the cheese.
Here's another hint - I also microwave split zucchini for about 3 -4 minutes before filling and baking. Otherwise they don't get soft enough for out taste.
Sorry I don't have a picture of this. It is so good!!!!!!!!!! We serve with a small salad.
ANOTHER FAVORITE thing to do - is slice zucchini (or yellow) into steaks. You can cut length wise or across, whichever you prefer (just thicker than normal). Butter and season and cook for a few minutes on each side on the grill. So yummy!!!!
FAVORITE SALAD is - dice up a zucchini into bite size pieces, chop onion, and added diced tomatoes - then cover with Italian dressing and let it set over night before serving. I make a big bowl of this so we can have it for several days as a side. The dressing flavor is absorbed into the squash and this is such a refreshing salad.
There are plenty more favorites to come next week. Maybe this will give a you a fun ideas for the weekend.
I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do.
ZUCCHINI IS OUR FRIEND!