Zucchini coming out your ears?

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posted on September 11, 2011 by  |  posted under Breakfast, Main Dishes, Recipes, Sides

Cheesey Zucchini Recipe

This is the time of year when you realize you may have planted one too many zucchini plants and now your garden is overrun with them.

I didn’t have a garden this year, but luckily I have some great neighbors who have been pleading with me to take some off their hands. Reluctantly I help them out. ;) But what to DO with all of them? We had a great discussion on our facebook page, and I was blown away and inspired by all the different things you can make with zucchini!!

Allow me to share one of my families favorite zucchini dishes. It’s called Zucchini and Cheese (’nuff said). It’s probably the EASIEST recipe known to man. Best part? My hubby likes to play chef and makes it all the time!  No complaints there..

Step 1: Put about a teaspoon of butter into your frying pan (use more or less depending on the amount of zucchini you cook). Next, grate your zucchini into the pan and cook at a medium temperature.

Cheesey Zucchini Recipe

Stir occasionally. Not sure if this step is necessary, but it always seems like the right thing to do… ha.

Your zucchini will get all soft and mushy. That’s good! Time for the next step.

Cheesey Zucchini Recipe

Step 2: Add the cheese. In our family’s case, that means a lot of cheese, but add however much you prefer. My daughter just see’s the cheese and forgets about the “green stuff”. I know, tricky tricky. :)

For extra flavor, we also like to add, diced jalepenos, sausages, and onion flakes. Mmm. Feel free to experiment with different toppings.

Cheesey Zucchini Recipe

Step 3: Serve and enjoy. It’s great by itself, or as a side dish.

Cheesey Zucchini Recipe

That’s it! I know you may be laughing because of how simple this recipe is, (yes, I am calling it a recipe). I love it because I can feel like super mom for a brief moment because dinner can be done in 12.6 minutes.

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Have a favorite zucchini recipe? PLEASE SHARE!!! I definitely need to expand my zucchini making horizons.

Cheesey Zucchini Recipe

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  1. September 14th, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Kayla says:
    Yummy, this sounds great!!! Question...what kind of cheese do you use/what's best?
    • September 14th, 2011 at 12:44 pm
      alysha says:
      We just use plain old cheddar, but I'm sure other kinds would be good as well. :)
  2. September 14th, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    Chrissy says:
    That recipe looks pretty yummy. I'll have to try it sometime.

    One of my favorite zucchini recipes is fried zucchini. It's pretty easy. Just peel a zucchini and slice into smaller pieces/rounds. First take a frying pan and fill with a bit of oil. Heat the frying pan on medium high. Next, take out three bowls and fill one with flour, another with Italian breadcrumbs and the last with an egg that has been whipped and mixed with a little bit of milk. Then, take each zucchini piece and toss in the flour, then into the egg mixture and finally into the breadcrumb bowl. Afterwards immediately place in a frying pan and fry until golden brown. Salt lightly and enjoy!
    • September 15th, 2011 at 5:41 pm
      Adrienne says:
      Fried zucchini is my favorite too!
  3. September 14th, 2011 at 7:47 pm
    Joy says:
    We definitely have zucchini coming out of our ears! We LOVE making Zucchini Apple Spice Muffins (http://www.simplybloomblog.com/2010/08/zucchini-apple-spice-muffins.html) and our recent wild adventure...Zucchini Pizza on the Grill (http://www.simplybloomblog.com/2011/08/zucchini-pizza-on-grill.html), which was AMAZING! Look forward to whipping it up with some cheese!
  4. September 14th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    Andrea says:
    Yum! I really need to stop reading blogs when I'm super hungry.
  5. September 15th, 2011 at 11:47 am
    Hannah says:
    Zuccchini cake! so good! And you cant even taste the zucchini!
  6. September 15th, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Allison says:
    Is bagged shredded cheese ok? Gotta try this! And low carb too!
    • September 16th, 2011 at 11:43 am
      alysha says:
      Yes, bagged shredded cheese is perfect! :)
  7. September 15th, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    steph says:
    I have 2 giant zucchini's sitting on my counter and thought will I guess I'll make some more zucchini bread! But instead I'll be making tonight's dinner! Thank you!!!!!!! :)
  8. September 15th, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    rebecca says:
    Try the grated zucchini with scrambled eggs and cheese. Yum!
  9. September 15th, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    Kylie Simpson says:
    I have the same problem....too much zucchini, not enough friends to share it with.
    Here's my all time favourite recipe using frozen grated zucchini, follow the link below.

    http://sweetestalchemy.blogspot.com/2011/09/chocolate-zucchini-loaf.html
  10. September 15th, 2011 at 4:58 pm
    Jayne Bergeman says:
    This sounds good. I wonder how it would be to add the zucchini to mac and cheese.
  11. September 15th, 2011 at 10:19 pm
    Sarah says:
    Sounds yummy! Recently I cut it in thin rounds, put it in a bowl with some olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, tossed it and then bake it until golden, yum!
  12. September 15th, 2011 at 11:16 pm
    Deal Dishing Mom says:
    Yum! I love zucchini. Thanks for your great ideas.
  13. September 16th, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    Danielle says:
    I tried this last night and loved it! Just a note on the recipe: My zucchini is always exceptionally watery after I fry it like that, so I added about 2 T. seasoned bread crumbs. Or you could just drain it if it gets to watery. Thanks for the great, east, yummy idea! I"ll be experimenting with several variations over the next couple weeks as my zucchini plants continue to produce amply!
    • September 21st, 2011 at 12:36 pm
      alysha says:
      Thanks for sharing that Danielle! Yes, I have to drain my water as well. I completely forgot to mention that!
  14. September 16th, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    Stephanie D. says:
    Such a simple yet wonderful sounding recipe. I can't wait to try it and adding your recipe to my zucchini board on Pinterest. Thanks again, I'll be trying this over the weekend.

    http://pinterest.com/cowgirlstephi/zucchini-101-plus-recipes/
  15. August 29th, 2012 at 7:47 am
    Happy Home Fairy says:
    I totally hear you about the zucchini business! Did you know that August 8th is nationally recognized as Leave a Zucchini on your Neighbor's Porch Day? :-) Just a thought for next year! :-) Here's what my son and I did... http://happyhomefairy.com/2012/08/08/strangest-holiday-ever/

    Hope it makes you smile today!
  16. September 10th, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    Tricia Richner says:
    Totally going to do this RIGHT NOW. Luckily, it only has 2 steps, which is in my range of do-able.
  17. September 18th, 2013 at 7:17 pm
    Mariah says:
    How do you shred your zucchini like that? Might be a dumb question but I'm a "beginner" cook and mine are more flat and long. Thanks!
  18. August 29th, 2014 at 3:14 pm
    Jan says:
    I can see cooked rice added to this!
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