Zucchini Casserole with Jiffy Cornbread Mix: A Perfect Summer Side!
When summer rolls around, and the garden is in full bloom, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as creating a dish that celebrates the abundance of fresh zucchini. Our Zucchini Casserole with Jiffy cornbread mix does just that and so much more! Picture this – a medley of vibrant green zucchini, sweet bursts of corn, and creamy cheese all combined with a hint of fiery jalapeno, coming together to create a symphony of flavors that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
As the warm breeze fills the air and the grill sizzles with your favorite meats, this casserole serves as the ultimate accompaniment, elevating any summer meal to new heights. Whether it’s a laid-back backyard barbecue or a family gathering under the stars, this side dish is guaranteed to steal the show, leaving everyone asking for the recipe.
One of the many reasons I find myself turning to this recipe time and time again is the sheer abundance of zucchini it utilizes per batch. As a gardener, my zucchini plants never fail to flourish during this season, and this casserole is a delicious way to put them to excellent use. But here’s the thing – even as the days grow shorter and the weather cools, I can’t help but crave the cozy comfort of this dish. With its cheese-topped cornbread base and a generous dose of zucchini and corn, it’s a heartwarming treat that can be enjoyed all year long.
So, whether you’re basking in the sun’s rays or cuddled up indoors by the fire, this Zucchini Casserole with Jiffy cornbread mix is a versatile and delectable choice. Let your taste buds revel in the vibrant flavors of summer and relish the heartwarming nostalgia of every bite. Embrace the spirit of the season, celebrate the joys of cooking with garden-fresh produce, and experience the culinary delight that this casserole has to offer. Get ready to create lasting memories around the dinner table as you savor the flavors of summer and beyond!
Making this Zucchini Casserole is Easy!
STEP 1. GRATE & CHOP
Gather all ingredients together for this delightful Zucchini Casserole. Begin by chopping one medium onion and grating 4 cups of zucchini using a hand grater, a grating attachment for a KitchenAid mixer, or any other grating tool you prefer. Next, grate an 8 oz. block of cheddar cheese, opting for freshly grated cheese for a smoother melt, though pre-shredded cheese can be used for convenience if preferred.
STEP 2. Start Combining Ingredients.
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the corn muffin mix and cheese. Mix everything thoroughly until it’s well blended.
STEP 3. ADDING JIFFY MIX & CHEESE.
Now, it’s time to incorporate the package of Jiffy cornbread muffin mix and three quarters (6oz.) of the shredded cheese into the mixture. Be sure to set aside one quarter (2oz.) of the shredded cheese for the topping later.
STEP 4. READY FOR THE OVEN.
Grease a 2-quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray, ensuring the casserole won’t stick during baking. Transfer the zucchini and cornbread mixture into the greased casserole dish, spreading it evenly. Now, it’s time for the finishing touch – sprinkle the reserved cheese on top of the mixture, adding that irresistible cheesy goodness. With the casserole all set and looking delightful, place it into the preheated oven, which should be set to 350 degrees F. Let the magic happen as the casserole bakes to golden perfection!
STEP 5. BAKING THE ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE.
Bake the Zucchini Casserole with Jiffy Cornbread Mix for 50-60 minutes, or until the cheese on top turns a delightful golden brown and becomes bubbly. To check for doneness, insert a knife into the center of the casserole, and if it comes out clean, your scrumptious dish is ready to be enjoyed!
Double the Recipe: More Deliciousness, More Leftovers!
Now, let me share a little secret with you – this Zucchini Casserole is so irresistible that my family can easily devour the entire dish in one sitting! And trust me, I’m pretty sure yours will too. The combination of flavors, the creamy cheese, the tender zucchini, and the delightful cornbread mix make it practically impossible to resist.
So, if you’re looking forward to savoring the flavors of this casserole for more than just one meal, I highly recommend doubling the recipe. Believe me, you’ll be glad you did! Making extra ensures that you not only get to enjoy this delectable dish during dinner, but you’ll also have the delightful opportunity to relish the leftovers for a quick and satisfying lunch the next day or as a savory snack during the afternoon.
Besides, there’s something comforting about having a delicious homemade casserole on hand, ready to warm up for a hassle-free meal. So, why not make the most of your cooking efforts and create an extra batch to keep everyone’s taste buds delighted even longer? Plus, you might even impress unexpected guests with this delightful dish that seems to magically disappear as soon as it’s served.
Zucchini Casserole with Jiffy Cornbread Mix
- 4 cups shredded zucchini
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 8.5 ounce package dry corn muffin mix
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded (see notes)
- 1 jalapeno, seeded & diced
- 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned corn drain if using canned corn
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Grease a 2-quart (1.89 liters) casserole dish to prevent sticking.
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the corn muffin mix and cheese. Mix thoroughly until everything is well combined.
- Add the package of Jiffy cornbread mix and 3/4 of the shredded cheese into the mixture.
- Transfer the mixture into the greased 2-quart casserole dish, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top for a delicious cheesy finish.
- Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 50–60 minutes, or until the casserole is golden brown and cooked through.
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