This is a great casserole. It’s full of yummy zucchini and fresh tomato. I don’t know about you, but I can never find enough ways to use zucchini.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit/165 Celsius.
You will need a 2 quart casserole dish.


1 cup water
1/2 cup white rice
16 oz pork sausage
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped tomato-1 to 2 medium size tomatoes
4 cups chopped zucchini- 3 to 4 small or 2 medium
2 (4oz) cans sliced mushrooms, drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
oregano to season- optional
salt to season
pepper to season

In a medium saucepan, add the rice and water.
Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer.
Cover and cook 15 minutes OR until water is absorbed.
Take off heat, take off lid, and set aside.
While the rice is cooking, cook the sausage and onion in a skillet.
When the sausage is brown, drain.
Stir in the zucchini and tomato. Cook about 5 minutes until tender.
Stir in the rice, mushrooms and cheese.
Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, and oregano.
Put in the casserole.
Bake for an hour or until it is bubbly.

Serves 6 to 8.


If you would rather use brown rice, follow package directions for making 1-1/2 cups.

Last year’s Z- Zucchini Alfredo