Rating: 4.45 stars
273 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 155
  • 4 star values: 93
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1

Delicious and easy way to use zucchini!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large pot boil the zucchini until tender; drain. Meanwhile, in a medium frying pan heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute the onion and garlic until the onion is tender.

  • Combine the zucchini, onion and garlic in a 9x12 inch casserole dish, and mix well. Pour the spaghetti sauce over the mixture and stir well. Top with mozzarella cheese (use more or less depending on your preference).

  • Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until heated through and cheese is bubbly.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 21g; fat 11.5g; cholesterol 16.3mg; sodium 512.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (277)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
I had made this on Saturday, did not soften the zucchini as directed but saute them with the onions and garlic, added fresh sliced mushrooms, transferred to baking dish, layering as I did this and sprinkled on Parmesan Cheese, 3 slices of Julianne Swiss Cheese, and Mozzerella cheese with a 1/3 jar of Bertolli mushroom spagetti sauce with Merlot. It was just enough and it was just right. If you let it set after baking like lasagna it will absorb the water from the sauce. Also I had sprinkle bread crumbs on the top before baking. Will be making this again and again. Very good. Thank you. forgot I had also added fresh basil from the garden. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2007
After reading reviews about the dish being watery I salted my zucchini for a half hour to remove the moisture. I also threw it in with the onion and garlic. As I poured the sauce (Bertolli Tomato & Basil) over the zucchini mixture that is when I realized that it was going to be the sauce that was going to make it watery. I was right...maybe adding tomato paste to thicken it? Besides that it was very good and I served it over ziti. Read More
(35)
273 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 155
  • 4 star values: 93
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
I had made this on Saturday, did not soften the zucchini as directed but saute them with the onions and garlic, added fresh sliced mushrooms, transferred to baking dish, layering as I did this and sprinkled on Parmesan Cheese, 3 slices of Julianne Swiss Cheese, and Mozzerella cheese with a 1/3 jar of Bertolli mushroom spagetti sauce with Merlot. It was just enough and it was just right. If you let it set after baking like lasagna it will absorb the water from the sauce. Also I had sprinkle bread crumbs on the top before baking. Will be making this again and again. Very good. Thank you. forgot I had also added fresh basil from the garden. Read More
(287)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2008
Great recipe! I noticed when I sauteed the zucchini instead of boiling it that it didn't turn out watery at all. I added extra garlic sliced roma tomatoes and mushrooms - all sauteed in addition to the onions. It turned out fantastic. I also used Ragu Garden Style Spaghetti sauce. Perfect! Read More
(191)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
This recipe was delicious although I made a few changes to suit my family's tastes. I grilled the zucchini on my George Foreman Fusion Grill. I salted the slices liberally and it pulled out a lot of moisture. After I removed them I let them cool and then patted them with paper towel to remove as much extra moisture as possible. (It worked). I used a jar of spaghetti sauce fresh mushrooms onions and a little wine for flavor. I also used a pound of ground turkey cooked and drained it and mixed with the sauce along with 5 cloves of fresh garlic. I used mozz cheese ricotta and parmesan. My hubby who is somewhat fussy told me that he would eat this again and again. Hence the 5 stars. It was a great starting point and if I were going to make it purely vegetarian I would add grated carrots and celery and maybe summer squash. But it really is worth a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2006
I thought this turned out great. My husband enjoyed it as well. I did not boil the zucchini. Instead I sauteed it with the onion and garlic until the onion was tender. I also did not use thin slices of zucchini. I prefered larger slices. I recommend using a chunky spaghetti sauce. I used mozzerella and parm and I baked it at 375 until the cheese was brown. It was a little watery but the zucchini was not mushy at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2005
Very easy & delicious. What more could you ask for? I added sautéed mushrooms, fresh sliced tomatoes & a bit of mozzarella cheese to the layers. I baked it at 375 for 30 min. I will absolutely make this dish again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2007
After reading reviews about the dish being watery I salted my zucchini for a half hour to remove the moisture. I also threw it in with the onion and garlic. As I poured the sauce (Bertolli Tomato & Basil) over the zucchini mixture that is when I realized that it was going to be the sauce that was going to make it watery. I was right...maybe adding tomato paste to thicken it? Besides that it was very good and I served it over ziti. Read More
(35)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2005
Great vegetarian recipe doubled the garlic and cheese and added 1/2 lb of fresh mushrooms to the onion and garlic saute will make again using italian sausage ground beef or chicken for the meat lovers in the family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2005
I used leftover grilled zucchini to make this and it turned out delicious! A nice alternative to eggplant. We used the leftovers from this dish to make sandwiches on Italian bread the next day. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
This has been one of my favorite recipes since childhood. My meat loving family used it as a side dish but I like it best with whole grain pasta and crusty garlic bread for a complete and filling meal. Read More
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