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easy cheesy zucchini squares

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
mary Armstrong
San Antonio, TX

This reminds me of a quiche. It can be served as the entree or as appetizers. It is a great way to use zucchini. I found this recipe printed in our local newspaper that sited the source as "The New Southern Garden Cookbook..."

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 or 36 hors d'oeuvres
prep time 45 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For easy cheesy zucchini squares

  • 3 c
    grated zucchini, peeled and seeded if needed ( i leave some peeling on for color)
  • 2 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 3 lg
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp
    high quality lemon pepper
  • 2 tsp
    chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dry
  • 1 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 2 c
    grated sharp cheddar cheese

How To Make easy cheesy zucchini squares

  • 1
    Preheat oven 350 degrees. Mist the inside of a 7x11 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Stir together the zucchini and salt in a colander and let drain 15 minutes. Press out the liquid; let drain another 15 minutes. Pick up small handfuls of zucchini and squeeze out as much liquid as possible; transfer to a small bowl.
  • 3
    Whisk together flour and baking powder in a large bowl.
  • 4
    In a small bowl, whisk the eggs until blended, then whisk in the oil, lemon pepper and thyme. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and mix well.
  • 5
    Use a rubber spatula to fold in the zucchini, onion and cheese. The batter will be very stiff. Scrape it into the prepared baking dish and press evenly into the corners.
  • 6
    Bake until the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool at least 5 minutes before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • 7
    I have reheated the leftovers the next day and it was just as good maybe even better!