Low-Fat Zucchini Bake

This casserole not only serves as a delicious side dish, it is filling enough to serve as an entire vegetarian entrée. As an entrée it should provide 3 servings.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 large zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 can (15 oz.) Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1⁄2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1⁄4 cup grated low-fat Parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese


  • Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add zucchini to skillet and sauté for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms to skillet and sauté for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes.
  • Pour zucchini mixture into the prepared baking dish. Cover with bread crumbs. Sprinkle both cheeses over bread crumbs.
  • Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until cheese melts and sauce is bubbly around the edges.