Meatless Zucchini Casserole

Nice, spicy meatless main dish casserole!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cups tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 3 cups thinly sliced zucchini

  • 2 cups crispy tortilla strips

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, drained

  • 1 cup sour cream, or to taste

  • 3 medium green onions, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Oil a 9x13-inch baking dish with vegetable oil.

  2. Combine tomato sauce, chili powder, tomato paste, vinegar, cumin, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a medium saucepan over high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add zucchini, cover, and steam until tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  4. Add tortilla strips, 3/4 cup Mexican cheese, corn, and green chiles. Toss lightly to combine, then spoon into the prepared baking dish. Spread tomato mixture over top and top with remaining cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through, about 30 minutes.

  6. Spread sour cream over top and sprinkle with green onions. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
16g Fat
19g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 860mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 27mg 133%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 553mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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