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sausage zucchini casserole

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Dawn Montgomery
Georgetown, TX

Got this from a very dear friend... she served it to her family as a family favorite and it has become one of mine as well!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We can see why this sausage zucchini casserole has become a favorite of Dawn's family. The mild zucchini pairs well with the robust flavor of the marinara sauce. Browned sausage adds a savory flavor to this hearty dish. Melted cheese on top is the perfect final touch. We opted for a fiesta cheese, but use one your family enjoys.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sausage zucchini casserole

  • 1 pkg
    Jimmy Dean light sausage or venison sausage
  • 1 jar
    marinara/primavera sauce (large)
  • 6-7
    fresh zucchini sliced and cooked
  • 2 c
    brown rice, cooked per instructions on box
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    grated cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make sausage zucchini casserole

  • Browning sausage and onions in a skillet.
    Brown sausage and chopped onion in a skillet.
  • Rice cooked according to directions.
    Cook rice separately according to package directions.
  • Marinara sauce, rice, oregano, salt, and pepper added to sausage.
    When the sausage is browned, add marinara sauce, rice, oregano, salt, and pepper. Heat together.
  • Mixture poured into a casserole dish.
    Spray a 13x9 casserole dish with olive oil or butter spray to prevent sticking. Pour the sausage mixture into the casserole dish.
  • Cooked zucchini poured over the sausage mixture.
    Cook zucchini separately. When tender, drain water and pour it on top of the sausage mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spooning the baked Sausage Zucchini Casserole.
    Top with grated cheese and bake at 400 degrees until cheese is bubbly.