Italian Baked Zucchini Recipe / Michele Romano Style

Deluxe Zucchini Egg Bake , the melt in your mouth baked zucchini recipe Image: Italian Baked Zucchinieveryone is looking for, not just Italians! When you consider the outstanding health benefits of zucchini as well, you have a definite winner. see health benefits below) Even more exciting is the fact that this Italian side dish is completely fat free. You can enjoy this zucchini recipe even if you are trying to lose weight! It is so delectable, one could think that they are eating lasagna only without the carbs!

Zucchini is so amazingly versatile . You can pretty much add it to any recipe. I can't even name them all. The list includes from pastas and casseroles to loaves and muffins. Serve this winning recipe for breakfast and/or brunch with sausages and hot biscuits.

Thinking about zucchini and Italian's brought my uncle Bob to mind. He is such a character. He always used to say "There are only two types of people in this world, Italians and those that want to be". Of course that was when he was razzing my husband or someone else about not being Italian. lol. Another thing my proud uncle Bob used to say was "I have no pride and I'm damn proud of it"! What a guy... I love him.

Baked Zucchini Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 3 small zucchini, washed and sliced 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 cup busquick

  • or

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 - 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 - 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 - 1/2 tsp oregano (ground oregano is very nice in this if you have it)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and prepare zucchini, set aside.
  3. Lightly sauté onion, garlic and red pepper in 1 tbsp of the olive oil.
  4. Mix all remaining ingredients together well in a large bowl.
  5. Add onion mixture, stir in zucchini.
  6. Spread out in a 9x13 glass baking dish.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes.
  8. Let sit for 10 minutes, cut into squares and serve.

Prep time: 20 min.
Cook time: 45 min.
Serves: 6
Live Long and Mangia!

Health Benefits: Zucchini It would take pages and pages to discuss all the health benefits of incorperating zucchini into your everyday diet. Here is the short list.
  • Diet
  • Lower Cholesterol
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Prostate Health
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention
  • Lower Blood Pressure

Look for many more Zucchini Recipes on my site and in my upcoming cookbooks.

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