Zucchini and Cream Cheese Casserole

Zucchini and Cream Cheese Casserole topped with Butter Crackers

September 13, 2010

I’ve grown my own zucchini for many years but in the past couple of years I’ve cut way back on a big garden with veggies and now concentrate on growing a wide variety of herbs. That’s OK…it was getting to the point where at this time of year I did not want to see another zucchini!

My plan was foiled though when a guest to an event I hosted brought me a bag of home grown zucchini, just fresh from her garden. I had already received two monster zucchini from a neighbor that I will shred and save in two cup portions to use for zucchini bread in the winter; now it was time to reach further and devise something different from the’ same old same old’ feeling that often happens when there is a glut of any crop.

This recipe is an oldie but goodie. It comes from a cookbook I love called ‘The Artist in the Kitchen’ from the St. Louis Art Museum and it was a fundraising cookbook published in 1977. I love everything I’ve made from it and this recipe is an all time favorite. Add to that it’s so easy..you will need to try it!

Zucchini and Cream Cheese Casserole topped with Butter Crackers
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A unique and delicious casserole with zucchini, cream cheese and a butter cracker topping.
  • 6-8 small zucchini
  • 1 - 3 oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Butter Crackers
  1. Cut unpeeled zucchini into thin slices and microwave until just tender and still crunchy; 3-4 minutes.
  2. Drain thoroughly
  3. Melt cheese and butter and mix with garlic powder and zucchini; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Put in a baking dish and crumble crackers on top. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees or until golden brown.

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1 Olga @ MangoTomato August 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm

ooh! cheesy!!! and it’s almost healthy because of all the zucchini in it ;)
Olga @ MangoTomato Most Recent Post: Summer Zucchini Soup Recipe Inspired by Dinner at Ambar Restaurant in DC


2 Creative Culinary August 22, 2013 at 11:48 am

That is exactly what I tell myself each and every time I devour it.


3 Becky Massey September 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

This sounds delish! I am making it tonight for supper. I added a teaspoon of dried onion flakes and about a half teaspoon of basil. It smells good baking…I can’t wait! Thanks for the idea.


4 Creative Culinary September 5, 2012 at 12:19 am

I hope you loved it Becky. I could sit and eat an entire casserole dish of this zucchini…who needs meat! Your additions sound yummy!


5 ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE November 9, 2011 at 9:13 am



6 Jenny August 16, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Thank heaven for blog archives… I’m hitting the squash jackpot every week with my CSA share and need some new options. Looks delish!


7 Betty Carlton June 7, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Sounds yummy. Can I use it in my blog Sunday???


8 Creative Culinary June 7, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Certainly Betty; enjoy.


9 Lea Ann September 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm

This “oldie but goodie” looks like a fabulous goodie. Another bookmarked.


10 Jason Phelps September 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm

There isn’t anything wrong with that at all!!!
If I were to pair it I might go for a crisp dry Chardonnay or White Bordeaux.
Might have to try that…


11 Creative Culinary September 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

So funny…or maybe not; kind of what I had for dinner the other night. Too tired or too lazy to make anything else, just a serving of this dish and a glass of Chardonnay!


12 chefrenee September 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm

OH! That sounds so great! It looks to die for! Thanks so much!


13 megan @ whatmegansmaking September 14, 2010 at 5:29 am

This looks delicious – just the way I like to eat zucchini! I think my mom makes a version of this for Thanksgiving, and it’s one of my favorites!


14 Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite September 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm

What a fabulous dish Barb and so easy too. So rich!!


15 Tickled Red September 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Oh I bet that is some yummy bubbly goodness!! I can’t wait to give it a try the next time I find that forgotten zucchini in the fridge :)


16 Heather September 13, 2010 at 9:00 am

I bet I could actually get Jeff to eat zucchini if I served it like this. Looks amazing – yet oh yea exceptionally decadent.


17 Creative Culinary September 13, 2010 at 10:06 am

Thanks Heather…it is so good. Combined with simple too…so in my mind an almost perfect zucchini dish!


18 Brian @ A Thought For Food September 13, 2010 at 8:55 am

Oh my goodness… this looks terribly decadent. A scoop of this and I’d be done for (in a very good way). :-)


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