Baked Zucchini Casserole With Cheese, with carrots, zucchini, and a cheesy sour cream herb sauce - is so dang good! Super easy to make and bake. This is a recipe that everyone will enjoy. Make in an ovenproof skillet and you've got a one-pan casserole! This recipe is keto and low carb but you'll never know it.
The Best Baked Zucchini Casserole with Cheese
I make this all the time for a weeknight side dish, as well as for the holidays! You can easily double or triple this dish and make it for a holiday crowd or dinner party.
This is one of my favorite zucchini casserole recipes! Why? I love that it has sour cream and cheese, is super easy to make, and is keto and low carb friendly.
Zucchini Casserole With Sour Cream
The addition of sour cream to this casserole makes a nice creamy herb sauce that you will absolutely love!
Cheesy Zucchini Casserole
Who doesn't love the addition of cheese in this casserole? Any casserole with cheese is a favorite in my book - and my family's. Maybe this is because my husband is from Wisconsin? 🙂
Easy Zucchini Casserole
This is a quick and easy zucchini casserole to make. Simply saute the veggies until soft, mix in the remaining ingredients (sour cream, cheese, salt, pepper, and seasoning), then bake!
Make This A One-Dish Casserole
You don't have to use a 1.5-quart casserole dish if you use an ovenproof skillet! Just saute your veggies until tender then mix in remaining ingredients, top with pork panko and send it straight to the oven!
I love to do this when I'm cooking for my family. If we have company over or, are serving for a holiday meal, I make in a casserole dish
Zucchini Casserole (Keto and Low Carb)
I love that this zucchini casserole is keto and low carb friendly. Some people may be concerned about carrots. Even with carrots and onion this dish only has 7.4 g net carbs.
If you are concerned about eating carrots you can substitute zucchini in place of the carrots. I don't recommend replacing the onion as it will remove a lot of flavor from the zucchini casserole.
For anyone not following a keto or low carb diet, you can substitute seasoned breadcrumbs for the pork panko. You can also substitute a low-fat sour cream and reduce the butter by 1 tablespoon!
25.5 g fat | 17.7 g protein | 7.4 g net carbs
Ingredients and Tools
Here are the ingredients and tools you'll need to make zucchini casserole:
- sour cream
- cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper
- Italian seasoning
- pork rind panko (or seasoned breadcrumbs)
- 1.5-quart casserole dish (I've had these for years!)
- 12" skillet
- cutting board
- chefs knife
- measuring cup
- measuring spoons
- mixing spoons
- nonstick spray
Here's how to make bakes zucchini casserole with cheese! 🙂
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare and assemble all ingredients. Spray a 1.5-quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.
In a 12" skillet, melt butter and saute onions and carrots until they are almost tender. Add zucchini and garlic to pan and saute until all vegetables are tender.
Turn stove off. Mix in sour cream, cheese, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Spoon mixture into the casserole dish and sprinkle with pork panko or breadcrumbs.
Tip: if you have a cast-iron skillet you can mix all your ingredients in the pan and send it right to the oven. No need for a separate casserole dish! 🙂
Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and panko/breadcrumbs are golden brown. That's it! Enjoy!
Should zucchini be peeled?
It depends upon the recipe. For this baked zucchini recipe, you do not have to peel the zucchini.
Can I use frozen zucchini?
Yes. Zucchini will need to be thawed and cooked in the microwave according to instructions. Drain any water and add to onions and carrots then mix in remaining ingredients.
Can I use squash instead of zucchini?
Yes. You can use squash instead of zucchini, or even a combination of zucchini and other squashes.
Do I have to use carrots?
No. You can substitute additional zucchini or squash in place of carrots.
How can I lower the fat in this recipe?
To lower the fat in this recipe you can use low-fat sour cream, and reduce the butter by 1 tablespoon. Use breadcrumbs instead of pork panko if you are not following a keto or low carb diet.
How long will casserole keep in the refrigerator?
A casserole will keep 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator
Here are some more delicious recipes with zucchini in them:
- Low Carb Tuna Casserole (Keto Seafood Casserole)
- Healthy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (Low Carb Keto)
- Zucchini Ground Beef Taco Casserole
- Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas (Keto Zucchini Enchilada Boats)
- Keto Zucchini Recipe - Zucchini Carpaccio
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This zucchini recipe is so dang good (and easy)! With fresh zucchini, carrots, and a tasty cheesy sour cream herb sauce - you're gonna love that this is a healthy recipe that everyone in your house will eat. This is a keto recipe but easily adaptable for those not on a ketogenic diet or low carb diet. This is the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner or for the holidays! #keto #zucchini #casserole #ketogenic #lowcarb #lchf #seekinggoodeats #healthyrecipe #ketorecipes #ketogenic