• Zucchini Smeriato ( Scalloped Zucchini)

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    Zucchini Smeriato ( Scalloped Zucchini)
    Prep: 35 min Cook: 45 min Servings: 8
    by J. Gino Genovesi
    60 recipes
    There are many zucchini recipes, but this is one that I kinda made up. It is nourishing, a good Lenten dish and quick and easy to make. Prepare items a head of time. I know your family will like this dish.


    • 6 cups zucchini, diagonally cut in 1/4 inch pieces
    • 1 T. oil
    • 2 medium onions, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 cup celery, chopped
    • 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped
    • 5-6 tomatoes, blanched, peeled and sliced
    • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 1 T. sugar
    • Dash of black pepper
    • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese


    1. 1. Boil zucchini in salted water until somewhat soft. Drain, cool, slice. Set aside.
    2. 2 . In frying pan, heat oil, add onions, garlic, green pepper, celery. Cook until onions are translucent.
    3. 3. Greased a large baking dish. Layer in tomatoes, then zucchini and cooked vegetables.
    4. 4. Top with bread crumbs and cheddar cheese.
    5. 5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes, allowing all items to cook.
    6. 6. Remove from oven; prod to loosen, add mozzarella cheese and bake for about 15 more minutes to allow cheese to blend and get somewhat brown.
    7. 7. Serve hot. Serves 8
    8. Variation: add i can mushroom soup; or 1 pound cooked ground beef. Ideal for side dish also.

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    • Robyn Savoie
      Robyn Savoie
      Just made this and it's fantastic! I didn't precook the zucchini. I sliced thin, lightly salted, and let rest on paper towel for 2 hours to draw out some of the water. Cooked according to recipe and voila!
      • ShaleeDP
        mmm this sounds delish! im goin to try soon... I need to find time! :)

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