Zucchini is incredibly plentiful right now. In fact, if you leave your car unlocked, some overzealous gardener might slip a few in your back seat! Just kidding but here's a recipe you don't want to miss!
Even picky eaters and finicky kids will gobble it up when you make it this way. It's loaded with sweet caramelized onions, cream, fresh Parmesan, and a bit of beef broth to give it a deep, rich flavor.
Then, it's smothered under a blanket of melty, browned cheese for the big win! And here's a major bonus! Believe it or not, it's low carb to boot.
Melt half a stick of butter in a cast iron or another oven-proof skillet. Slice a medium-sized sweet onion nice and thin and saute it in the butter until it starts to get transparent and begins to brown a bit.
When that happens, add the garlic and saute it with the onions, stirring up any nice brown bits from the bottom of the skillet.
While that's cooking, thinly slice four cups of zucchini. If the zucchini is a bit large, cut the circles into half moons. I just split the zucchini lengthwise and sliced away. Simpler solution!
Next, add beef broth, cream, parmesan, and the salt and pepper to the skillet. Let it get all bubbly and hot. Smells absolutely amazing!
Now, put the zucchini in the skillet. Let it cook five minutes or so until it gets a bit tender. Stir it a few times as it cooks.
Finally, distribute a cup of your favorite grated cheese blend evenly over the top of the zucchini mixture. If you're like me, add a sprinkle of parsley and some paprika for a little extra color. Why? Because we eat with our eyes, too, right?
Now pop it in a nice hot oven for 12 to 15 minutes until it gets all bubbly and brown on top. Feel free to add more cheese if you like!
Now comes the hard part! Waiting until it's done while your kitchen smells like heaven! What an amazing aroma! Pure bliss!
Check out that bubbly goodness with a topping of ever so slightly crispy brown cheese that crowns the skillet! This pairs beautifully with steak. It's a marriage made in heaven!
I sure didn't! Here are some fun facts to dazzle your friends at cooking club!
But one of the most interesting things about zucchini is its amazing versatility! It's equally at home in brownies as it is in soups or hearty casseroles. Zucchini chocolate cake is renowned for its moist and tender texture.
And who doesn't love zucchini bread? Here's a delicious recipe made with real butter!
Zoodles, spiral strands of zucchini, used as a replacement for pasta in many dishes, are one of the most recent uses of this beautiful green vegetable, er I mean fruit!
What is your absolute favorite thing to make with zucchini? Do you grow your own or do you make a beeline to the farmers market every weekend like I do?
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Love, GB (Betty Streff)
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