This sure is tasty and great when you feel like pigging-out or cooking for a let-go-of-yourself dinner. You may adjust the amount of jalapeno peppers. Yummers!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

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  • Arrange the zucchini in a single layer in the bottom of the prepared dish. Season the ground beef with the salt and pepper; spread gently over the layer of zucchini. Sprinkle the crushed potato chips over the beef. Scatter the jalapeno pepper over the chips. Place the cheese slices in a single layer atop the chips and jalapeno peppers.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese begins to melt, about 5 minutes; sprinkle the basil over the cheese and return to oven for another 5 minutes. Pour the water into the casserole dish; continue baking until the ground beef is cooked through entirely, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

246.9 calories; 13.7 g protein; 7.5 g carbohydrates; 50.2 mg cholesterol; 1092.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2009
This turned out surprisingly delicious but I did modify it a lot to suit my family's tastes. The main thing I did was precook the zucchini (steamed for about 5 minutes) & brown the ground beef. (I substituted 1 pound of ground turkey.) Cooking raw ground beef/turkey w/o browning never seems to turn out well for me. I omitted the water & salt (unnecessary) as well as the jalapeno pepper (my family doesn't do spicy) & used just 1 teaspoon of black pepper. I also substituted reduced fat Cheddar slices for the American cheese. I assembled the casserole as directed then put it in the oven for just 5 minutes. Then I took it out to put the basil on it & stuck it in the oven for 5 more minutes. It was ready to eat. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2010
This recipe makes no sense. 1/2 zucchini and 1/2 lb beef does not cover a 9X13 pan. Raw beef does not "spread gently." The cheese burns because it is put on too soon. We ended up keeping the beef and made tacos. Read More
(4)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2009
This turned out surprisingly delicious but I did modify it a lot to suit my family's tastes. The main thing I did was precook the zucchini (steamed for about 5 minutes) & brown the ground beef. (I substituted 1 pound of ground turkey.) Cooking raw ground beef/turkey w/o browning never seems to turn out well for me. I omitted the water & salt (unnecessary) as well as the jalapeno pepper (my family doesn't do spicy) & used just 1 teaspoon of black pepper. I also substituted reduced fat Cheddar slices for the American cheese. I assembled the casserole as directed then put it in the oven for just 5 minutes. Then I took it out to put the basil on it & stuck it in the oven for 5 more minutes. It was ready to eat. Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
06/01/2009
I liked this recipe but my boyfriend didn't seem to like it as much. It was something different then the usual for me. At first I thought using one whole jalepeno would be too hot but once it cooked it actually tasted good within the casserole. I would have gave it three and half stars actually. Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2010
This recipe makes no sense. 1/2 zucchini and 1/2 lb beef does not cover a 9X13 pan. Raw beef does not "spread gently." The cheese burns because it is put on too soon. We ended up keeping the beef and made tacos. Read More
(4)
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