Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Baked Italian Zucchini Recipe is an easy way to get your kids to eat zucchini and tastes great. | tiaskitchen.com

Baked Italian Zucchini Recipe (Gluten Free)


  • Author: Tia
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 tbs Avocado Oil (or another high heat oil)
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbs Oregano (divided)
  • 2 1/2 cups Zucchini (shredded stated as above)
  • 2 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Sage
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tbs Basil
  • 2 cups Cooked Rice
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 4 oz. Mozzarella Cheese (shredded)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 9 x 13 baking dish. (I just use coconut spray.)
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium.
  4. Add onions and cook to translucent.
  5. Add ground beef, garlic and 1 tbs oregano. Cook until meat is browned.
  6. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add zucchini, parsley, sage, thyme, basil, rest of oregano, rice and tomato sauce. Mix.
  7. Layer half of mixture in bottom of baking dish.
  8. Layer half of the mozzarella.
  9. Layer rest of mixture. Then rest of mozzarella.
  10. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until cheese is melted.

Notes

Dairy Free: Use favorite cheese substitute for the mozzarella.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins