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This Baked Zucchini and Ricotta Casserole is the perfect side dish for zucchini lovers and haters alike! Cheesy, flavorful and the perfect way to highlight this ubiquitous Spring vegetable.

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I’m not the biggest zucchini fan. My fiancé isn’t a zucchini fan. Don’t ask why I have 15 pounds of it in my refrigerator. I don’t know the answer to this completely logical question. I do know, however, that I am a huge fan of this casserole. Boring, slimy zucchini be gone!

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The baked ricotta atop the perfectly seasoned and cooked zucchini in this dish is really something you have to eat to believe. You could also make this zucchini casserole with ground beef for a more filling main dish, or save your extra ricotta for my ricotta meatball recipe!

Zucchini Ricotta Casserole unbaked

So, in conclusion, I don’t want to hear the excuse, “I don’t like zucchini,” until you have tried this fabulous zucchini and ricotta casserole or a batch of my zucchini fritters recipe! And did I mention this casserole took me less than 5 minutes to prep? Five whole minutes and then into the oven it went. Mindboggling.

Zucchini Ricotta Casserole on serving spoon

I served it with the leftover Roasted Chicken.  Fastest dinner all week! More time for The Real Housewives of Orange County reading ­War and Peace.

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Zucchini Ricotta Casserole Baked
5 from 2 ratings

Baked Zucchini and Ricotta Casserole

This Baked Zucchini and Ricotta Casserole is the perfect side dish for zucchini lovers and haters alike! Cheesy, flavorful and the perfect way to highlight this ubiquitous Spring vegetable.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Pre-heat oven to 450F
  • Cut off the top and bottom of the zucchini, slice it in half lengthwise, and then cut each half into triangles. Toss that zucchini in a bowl and add all the ingredients through mint. Toss it together and pour into your baking dish.
  • Spoon on dollops of ricotta so that about half of the zucchini is covered. Sprinkle cayenne over the top of the ricotta and zucchini. I used two small pinches.
  • Bake in pre-heated oven for 30 minutes. I kept it in there a little longer because I wanted my cheese to brown more but the bottom zucchini over cooked. Not tragically, but just enough to know that I should have removed it earlier.

Notes

I halved this recipe for my dish shown. There is only so much zucchini one girl can eat!
Original Recipe from Chef John at Food Wishes

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 304mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 120
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6 Comments

  1. This recipe turned out great. For several recipes that call for ricotta cheese II use cottage cheese. I do this because ricotta can get expensive and often times it is hard to find (in a country town). Cottage cheese works wonders and I like it as a substitute. Yum, I am saving this recipe.

  2. Oh! This is exactly what I was looking for! It’s in the oven now and I’ll post a link to you and Chef John if it’s half as good as I think it will be! Thank you for writing about zucchini & mint & ricotta together. Cheers!