Zucchini and Feta Casserole

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This dish is lighter than a typical casserole, since there’s no “cream of anything” soup involved. The flavors of the zucchini and feta go together really nicely, and the chicken sausage gives it all a little extra spice. The best part about this dish is that it reheats perfectly, so you can easily eat the leftovers for several days.

Printable Recipe
Serves 6

ingredients:
2 1/2 cups uncooked pasta noodles
3 chicken sausage links
1 large zucchini, thinly sliced in half moon shapes
1/2 white onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tsp flour
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
olive oil

instructions:
Cook the pasta according to package directions, then drain and set aside.
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Remove the casings from the sausage, then cook in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from the pan and set aside.
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Drizzle a little olive oil in the skillet, and cook the zucchini and onions until tender, about 10 minutes.
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In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth and flour until combined.
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Pour the broth mixture over the zucchini and onions, and stir together.
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Combine the zucchini mixture, pasta, sausage, and feta in a large casserole dish that has been lightly coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with a little olive oil and stir together.
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Top with the mozzarella cheese, and bake at 400 for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Enjoy!
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Adapted from Cooking Light Magazine

5 Comments
  • chelsea
    February 18, 2014

    This looks incredible. I love feta!

  • Debra
    February 18, 2014

    I have to say at first I wanted to know where the meat was. I wasn’t quite sure about this but I have to say it looks yummy. I’m going to make this for Faith & I using whole wheat pasta. I may sub spinach for the zucchini or add some diced tomatoes to it. Thanks, Ashley.

    • ashleynevis
      March 16, 2014

      You’ll have to let me know if you ended up making it, Debra! TJ is always skeptical about sausage, but he ended up loving the chicken sausage in this. I bet it would be really good with spinach added in!
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  • Brian Naennals
    February 20, 2014

    Now I’m really really craving for some pasta.
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