Zucchini is just about in season. Will you have an abundance of it from your garden? Or do you buy fresh veggies from the farmers market? I used to grow it myself but now support our local farm stand.
Did you know that zucchini is actually a fruit? Many consider it a vegetable. It grows from seed and from a flower bloom (which is also edible)
- medium zucchini
- 1 or 2 chopped carrots
- several small new potatoes, sliced or cubed
- 3 or 4 mushrooms optional
- 3 tsp butter
- 7 tsp gluten free flour
- 2 tsp chopped parsley
- 3/4 cup milk
For this recipe I peeled the zucchini but you really don’t have to. Wash thoroughly if you choose to use the skin. Skin of fruit and veggies does not agree with my diverticulosis. Cut zucchini into small pieces and add to a casserole dish.
You can add any veggies of your choosing. I’ve made it with green and/or yellow beans, mushrooms or green peas. You are only limited by your own imagination.
I make my own white sauce, as I can control what goes into it and know that I use gluten free flour. If you use prepared white sauce be sure to read the label carefully and be sure it is gluten free.
Melt butter in pan, add gluten free flour and mix well to form a roux. I add a small amount of milk to a jar and add the roux and give it a good shake to mix in well. Pour back into pan and add the rest of milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens.
Add the chopped parsley and stir well and then pour the white sauce over the veggies in the casserole dish. I grow my own parsley but also purchase dried parsley flakes for winter use.
Bake at 400 F for about 35 minutes or until the veggies are soft. Cool for a few minutes before serving.
Presto, you have a lovely vegetable dish to serve with dinner, with a main course or on its own.
The last time I made the zucchini casserole I used green peas, green beans, potatoes, carrots, dill (instead of parsley), and zucchini.
- zucchini bake
- zucchini bread
- zucchini casserole
- zucchini fries
- zucchini frittata
- zucchini fritters
- zucchini pasta
- zucchini in white sauce
- zucchini on the bbq
Did you know that botanically speaking zucchini is actually a fruit along with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, beans and others that have seeds inside them. But we call them all vegetables.
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