Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Zucchini Mac


We love zucchini.



And, from what I hear, many of you have it coming out of your ears right now.

Hopefully, this recipe will help.

It's cheesy.


And, filled with veggies and whole wheat!

I also reduced the fat in the recipe by eliminating the butter ... you'd never know the difference.


Zucchini Mac - Adapted from Eats Well with Others
{Print Recipe}

1 1/4 C milk
1/2 lb. whole wheat pasta
1 1/2 T white wheat flour
4 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated
4 oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 C whole wheat bread crumbs
2 C shredded {and drained} zucchini

Begin by grating the cheese and zucchini.


When the zucchini is shredded, place it in a thin, clean kitchen towel and squeeze/ring as much water out of the zucchini as possible.  This is a really important step ... otherwise your mac and cheese will be watery... like the Great Lakes.  Then, season with salt and pepper.


Meanwhile, boil the pasta until just about done.  Drain.

Mix the zucchini, Parmesan cheese and pasta together in a large bowl.


Place the mixture in a lightly greased 9x9 inch glass baking dish.


To make the sauce, begin by combining flour and milk in a measuring cup.  Whisk until combined.

Then, pour the milk/flour mixture into a saucepan.


Heat, while stirring, until thick.

Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese.


When the cheese is melted, pour 2/3 of the cheese sauce over the pasta and zucchini.


Stir the sauce in with the noodles.


Then, pour the remaining cheese sauce over the top.


Sprinkle with whole wheat bread crumbs.


Bake at 400 {I made mine in the toaster oven} for 15ish minutes, until lightly browned and bubbly!


Enjoy!

This recipe is linked to:
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Tuesday Tastes
URS
What's on Your Plate

22 comments:

  1. This looks so good. I love zuchinni.

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  2. What a yummy way to hid some vegetables - cover them with cheese!!

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  3. Looks great. I have been baking lots with zucchini from our garden. I just posted a recipe for a zucchini bread to make in a bread machine. Love it! This is one I will have to book mark and try sometime, it looks yummy. Thanks for posting!

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  4. Looks delicious! How did you know we all needed a new zucchini recipe? :)

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  5. Oh, yum! MIght have to try this! A friend gave me some shredded zucchini a while ago which I still have in freezer. :D

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  6. I LOVE that you always have new fun ways to use zucchini. We've got SO much of it right now...this is perfect! Can't wait to give it a try.

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  7. I love this recipe, I can't wait to try it. I always love new ideas on how to use up zuccs! This looks fabulous!!

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  8. Sounds like a delicious recipe! I'm hoping the farmer's market will have some zucchini so I can try it out.

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  9. Great way to sneak the veggies in for this kids!

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  10. I may have to find mine in the store, but this in on my list to try! YUMMY!

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  11. I'm looking forward to trying this recipe! Looks so good.

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  12. I'm SO making this tonight! I love zucchini and I love mac and cheese...combining them is BRILLIANT.

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  13. I love theat the vggies are shredded versus chunks, lovely.

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  14. This looks so good! I am totally making this!

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  15. *mouth is watering* This looks delicious! I soo wish I had zucchini coming out of my ears, because I would totally make this!

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  16. That looks fantastic! My husband doesn't like zucchini but since it's shredded, maybe I could sneak it in without him knowing.... Not that I would ever do that. ;)

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  17. I just had to drop by! The name Sno White pulled me in. WE have a neighbor who played Snow White at Disneyland and she is the epitome of Snow White, pale skin, dark hair with a little upturned nose and she even talks softly like her! Lovin' it. This looks great. I am just starting to get my zucchini on.

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  18. Love it! Thanks for a great new way to use zucchini and for making it healthy.

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  19. Hmmm....I make something similar but with yellow squash. I'll have to try with zuccini. Also shredding might make it easier to hide from my kids. I'll definately have to try this as soon as it gets cool enough to turn on my oven. Way to hot right now in a house that doesn't have A/C.

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  20. Yay! I'm so glad you liked this! It's such a great way to use up zucchini.

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  21. This looks great! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely try this.

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