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Cheesy Bacon Zucchini Bake

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Seasoned zucchini tossed with onions, garlic, topped with mixed cheeses, breadcrumbs, bacon and baked to a golden, cheesy perfection. Yep this cheesy bacon zucchini bake it pretty darn tasty! Who needs baked macaroni and cheese when you can have this stuff!! Ok...I still want baked mac and cheese but hopefully your fan will love this dish as much as mine does.
Ingredients
  Zucchini 4 Medium
  Oregano 1 Tablespoon
  White onion 1⁄4 Small, diced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded
  Salt To Taste (Optional)
  Black pepper To Taste (Optional)
  Bread crumb 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (plain Panko)
  Mozarella cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded (MIXED CHEESE)
  Gouda cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded (smoked, MIXED CHEESE)
  Cheddar cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded (MIXED CHEESE)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon, melted
  Turkey bacon 5 Medium, cooked, crumbled (slices)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Slice zucchini into 1/2 inch thick circles and then cut the circles in half.
3. In a large bowl place zucchini and add in the onions and garlic.
4. Put oregano, sharp cheddar cheese, and season it with salt and pepper, if using.
5. Spray a 9 x9 casserole dish with cooking spray.
6. In a small bowl stir melted butter into bread crumbs.

MAKING
7. Add zucchini mixture and spread evenly.
8. Sprinkle the top with mixed cheeses.
9. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture evenly over the top of cheese.
10. Bake for 25 minutes.
11. Remove from oven and sprinkle on more cheese if desired.
12. Continue baking for another 10 minutes or until zucchini is tender, yet firm.
13. Remove from oven and sprinkle with bacon.

SERVING
14. In a serving plate, slice and serve the bake immediately with choice of main dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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