Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

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2 medium-sized zucchini, cut in slices

2 medium-sized yellow squash, cut in slices

2-4 T chopped fresh basil

2 T thinly sliced green onion

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

3/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 cup + 1/2 cup low-fat Mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup coarsely grated Parmesan

salt and fresh ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8" x 8" baking dish with olive oil or non-stick spray. Wash the squash and cut in slices or half-moon slices. Wash basil, spin dry or dry with paper towels and finely chop. Slice green onions.

2. Combine the sliced squash, chopped basil, sliced green onions, dried thyme, garlic powder, and both kinds of cheese and stir together until the veggies are coated with cheese and the herbs are well-distributed. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Put the mixture in the baking dish and bake uncovered for about 25-30 minutes.

3. When the zucchini is nearly cooked through, take the casserole dish out of the oven and sprinkle over the remaining 1/2 cup of grated cheese. Put the dish back in the oven and bake 10-15 minutes longer, or until the cheese is melted and nicely browned and zucchini is fully cooked.

Bon Appetit!

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