Monday, January 30, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - Mexican Style Zucchini Casserole

Mexican Style Zucchini Casserole

This Mexican style zucchini recipe is sure to hit the spot!  Sometimes you just need to get a little creative in the kitchen, and casseroles are the perfect way to do that.  You can make it more or less spicy, depending on your taste buds.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound zucchini, cubed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups cooked beans
  • 2 1/2 cups salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onions; cook and stir until tender, about 10 minutes. Season with garlic salt, paprika, oregano and cayenne pepper, and continue cooking and stirring until fragrant. Mix in the rice, beans and salsa and cook just until heated through. Mix in 1 cup of Cheddar cheese until well blended. Transfer to a 9x13 inch baking dish and top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Cover the dish with a lid or aluminum foil.
  3.  Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  4. Enjoy!  And there you have it, zucchini casserole, Mexican style.


  1. Anything that only has 3 point directions gets my vote.

  2. This might actually make me try zucchini again...not a fan but all the other ingredients make this sound wonderful.  My parents would love this..I will pass along the recipe!

  3. First when I made it I was not sure about the zucchini either, but it turned out to be a great dish, everybody loved it!

  4. Looks delicious! I haven't made any casseroles since I got to BG. Your Tasty Tuesday posts are making me really want to!

  5. Hello!
    This looks delicious! I'm going to have to save this recipe!
    Following you from the Tasty Tuesday linky.

  6. The lasagna sounds delish!  Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  7. Stopping by from Mandy's Recipe Box...

    This sounds delicious! But my husband hates beans... I wonder if he would notice they were in here??

  8. This sounds good, but am wondering what kind of beans to use, or if I can substitute something for the beans?

  9. White kidney beans, that's what I used. I'm not sure if you could substitute it with something, but if you think of it you should let me know:)


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