Monday, October 24, 2011

Slow Simmered Zucchini w/ Tomatoes

Slow Simmered Zucchini with Tomatoes

Try this Zucchini and enjoy this great vegetable, it makes a fabulous side dish to just about any main dish.

Zucchini Recipe Ingredients:

* 4 to 6 small zucchini squash, about 1 1/2 pounds
* 1 medium sweet onion
* 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
* 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
* dash Cajun seasoning, optional
* 1 cup chicken broth
* juice of 1 lemon, about 2 to 3 tablespoons
* 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice
* salt and pepper, to taste

Zucchini Recipe Instructions:
Cut zucchini into sticks or slices. Quarter and slice the onion. Combine the prepared zucchini and onion, garlic, basil, Cajun seasoning, chicken broth, and lemon juice in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; lower heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, or until just tender. Add tomatoes and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper, as desired. The Zucchini is ready to serves 4 to 6 people...enjoy !
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

...a nice recipe to try.....great one !
Zucchini Recipe Ingredients:

* 4 medium zucchini
* 1/4 pound pork sausage
* 1/4 cup chopped onion
* 1 clove garlic minced
* 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
* 1/2 cup crushed saltine crackers
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* 1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled
* 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
* dash pepper

Zucchini Recipe Instructions

Cook whole zucchini in boiling salted water until just tender, about 6 to 9 minutes. Cut each zucchini in half lengthwise; scoop out squash, mash, and set aside. Place shells in a shallow baking dish; set aside. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, cook sausage with chopped onion; drain off excess fat; stir in mashed zucchini. Reserving 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese for topping, add remaining Parmesan cheese to the meat mixture along with remaining ingredients. Mix well. Spoon mixture into zucchini shells; sprinkle stuffed zucchini with the reserved 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Bake stuffed zucchini at 350° for 20 to 30 minutes...and the sausage stuffed zucchini is ready to serve....nice for starters meal...Enjoy it !

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Zucchini & Tomato Casserole Recipes

Zucchini & Tomato Casserole Recipes

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup of green pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion
  • 2 cups of sliced zucchini, 1/2 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup of soft bread, diced
  • 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • 2 cups of tomato wedges
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar cheese

Sauté the green pepper and onion in melted butter. Add zucchini, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper. Turn into a covered 1 quart casserole, bake at 375ºF. oven for 20 minutes. Add tomatoes. Bake for 10 minutes more. Remove from oven, and sprinkle cheddar cheese on top...enjoy it !

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Zucchini & Tomatoes Au Gratin

Zucchini & Tomatoes Au Gratin

  • 2 pounds zucchini
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped onions
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups of chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  • 3/4 cup of grated cheese

Wash the zucchini and cut into 1/4 inch pieces. sauté onions in olive oil and add zucchini, cooking slowly for 5 minutes, stir frequently. Add tomatoes and pepper, cove and cook for 5 minutes longer. Turn into greased baking dish. Sprinkle cheese over top and bake in moderate oven at 375ºF., about 5 minutes...the zucchini recipe with tomatoes is ready ! Enjoy it !

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

Zucchini-Pineapple Bread

  • 5 eggs, beaten until frothy
  • 1 1/4 cups of vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 3 cups of shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix eggs and oil. Blend in sugar and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour into 3 loaf pans (7 × 3 × 2-inch). Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Enjoy the zucchini recipe !

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Zucchini-Pecan Bread

Zucchini-Pecan Bread
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups of zucchini, grated
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of pecans; chopped/optional

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease and flour two loaf pans. Beat eggs until foamy. Add next four ingredients in order. Add dry ingredients. Bake for one hour...and the zucchini recipe is ready..enjoy it !

Monday, August 15, 2011

Zucchini & Yellow Squash Pickles

Zucchini & Yellow Squash Pickles
  • 6 cups of sliced yellow squash
  • 6 cups of sliced zucchini
  • 2 cups of sliced onions
  • 1 tablespoon of pickling salt
  • 3 cups of white vinegar, 5% acidity
  • 4 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons of celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons of mustard seeds
Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl; sprinkle with salt and let stand 1 hour. Drain and pack in hot jars. Bring vinegar and next four ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan. Pour hot mixture into jars. Remove air bubbles. Seal with lid and process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes..and the zucchini yellow squash pickles is ready...enjoy !

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Curried Zucchini Soup

Try this nice zucchini recipe...curried soup ! Very tasty !

Zucchini Recipe Ingredients:

* 1 medium onion, chopped, about 1/2 cup
* 1 small clove garlic, minced
* 1 small carrot, shredded
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 2 medium zucchini, sliced or chopped, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
* 2 apples, peeled, diced
* 4 cups chicken broth
* 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, or to taste
* salt, to taste

Zucchini Recipe Instructions:
In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat; sauté the onion, garlic and carrot slowly until onion begins to yellow. Add zucchini, diced apples, chicken broth, and curry powder. Boil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.

Carefully puree the hot soup in the blender in small batches. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve soup garnished with cilantro or Italian parsley leaves. Serves 4 to 6 great persons...enjoy it !

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Cheddar Zucchini Casserole

Another great Zucchini recipe to try.... nice !

Zucchini Recipe Ingredients:

* 2 pounds zucchini, sliced (approximately 6 cups)
* salt and pepper
* 1 cup sour cream
* 2 eggs, divided
* 2 tablespoons flour
* 1 1/2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
* 6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp, drained, crumbled
* 1/2 cup bread crumbs
* 1 tablespoon melted butter

Zucchini Recipe Instructions :
Cook zucchini in a small amount of salted water until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a medium bowl, sightly beat egg yolks; stir in sour cream and flour. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold into the sour cream mixture. In a baking dish, about 12 x 7-inches, layer half of the zucchini, half of the sour cream mixture, and half the Cheddar cheese; sprinkle with all of the crumbled bacon. Repeat layers of zucchini, sour cream mixture, and cheese. Toss bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle over the top of the casserole. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. And the Zucchini Casserole is ready for feasts...enjoy !
Serves 6 to 8 persons...nice ! Enjoy it !
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Beef Stuffed Zucchini Recipe

Try this Zucchini beef recipe....a great one !

Zucchini Recipe Ingredients:

* 1 medium zucchini
* 1/4 lb. lean ground beef
* 1 tbsp chopped onion
* 1 tbsp minced green pepper
* 3 tablespoons tomato sauce
* 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, divided
* Dash of garlic powder
* Dash of salt

Zucchini Recipe Instructions :
Wash and cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out pulp, leaving about 1/4-inch shell. Chop pulp and set aside. Place ground beef, onion, and green pepper in small casserole dish. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until browned. Drain. Add zucchini pulp, tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon Parmesan, garlic powder and salt to beef mixture. Place half of mixture in each zucchini shell; sprinkle top of mixture with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Place on a microwave roasting rack; cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Give dish a half-turn, and microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 minutes or until filling is set and zucchini is fork-tender. And the Zucchini beef is ready to serve ...nice taste ! Enjoy !
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