Zucchini Herb Casserole


I've been making this casserole for almost 20 years and it's always a hit. Even my meat-eater husband likes it. Serve with a crusty French bread or soft breadsticks. Leftovers are great in an omelet the next day.

close up view of a Zucchini Herb Casserole in a white baking dish
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • cup uncooked long grain white rice

  • cup water

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ pounds zucchini, cubed

  • 1 cup sliced green onions

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon basil

  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 ½ cups seeded, chopped tomatoes

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Combine the rice and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, until rice is tender.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a shallow 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.

  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the zucchini, green onions, and garlic 5 minutes, or until tender. Season with garlic salt, basil, paprika, and oregano. Mix in the cooked rice, tomatoes, and 1 cup cheese. Continue to cook and stir until heated through. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

  4. Bake uncovered 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

266 Calories
18g Fat
17g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 266
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 628mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 29mg 143%
Calcium 314mg 24%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 513mg 11%

* 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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