Zucchini in White Sauce

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It is zucchini season and time to come up with a different recipe for using it up. For this casserole I used a white sauce and chopped zucchini. I used my scalloped potato recipe for inspiration.

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zucchini in white sauce casserole

I started with a medium sized zucchini. I forgot to measure it before starting so that I could create a recipe in MyFitnessPal and figure out the calories. It will be a guesstimate, if that is a word. Zucchini is low in calories, but I’m not so sure once you add the sauce.

Ingredients:

  • medium zucchini
  • 3 tsp butter
  • 7 tsp flour
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 3/4 cup milk

For this recipe I peeled the zucchini but you really don’t have to. Cut zucchini into small pieces and add to a casserole dish.

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cutting the zucchini

I generally make my own white sauce, and did for this recipe, but if you want to cheat a little and get things done quicker you can buy a Bisto parsley sauce. I purchased mine at a favourite British store of ours in Cobourg, Nessie’s.

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making the white sauce

Melt butter in pan, add 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 rest of milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens.

 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 rest of milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens.
mix well in a jar

Add the parsley and stir well and then pour over the zucchini in the casserole dish.

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 rest of milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens.
ready to bake

Bake at 400 F for about 35 minutes or until the zucchini is soft. Cool for a few minutes before serving.

Presto, you have a lovely vegetable dish to serve for dinner.

For a variation of this recipe you could add cheese to the sauce. The next time I think I will add some sliced carrots and/or beans to make the casserole more colourful.

Other zucchini recipes:

Do you have a favourite zucchini recipe?

Comments

  1. I always made all kinds of dished when we had so much in season! My friend made a zucchini sandwich for her husband’s lunch and he said that was too much! lol I bet it tasted good though!

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