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Cheesy Zucchini & Chive Bake

Cheesy Zucchini & Chive Bake

Cheddar and zucchini are a classic combination. Here they are given a fresh sprinkle of chives and some smoky flavors.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb about 4 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch thick half-moons
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped
  • 7 oz shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup butter round cracker crumbs aka Ritz
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.
  • Steam the zucchini until just tender*┬áDrain (if needed) and allow to cool.
  • Place the zucchini in the prepared pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, chives, milk, and spices Stir in the onions and cheese. Pour over the zucchini.
  • Sprinkle the top with Ritz crumbs. Bake 35 minutes, until bubbly and browned.

Notes

I used a steamer pot like this one and steamed them for roughly 4 minutes.
Keyword weeknight meals