Zucchini Sausage Squares

Zucchini Sausage Squares
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Ingredients

12 ounces bulk pork sausage
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 large eggs
2 large zucchinis, grated
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese

Instructions

Saute sausage, onion, and garlic until sausage is well done. Drain fat. In a bowl, beat eggs until frothy, then stir in zucchini, Parmesan, bread crumbs, seasonings, and the sausage mixture. Pour into a greased 11x7-inch baking dish, smooth the top, and bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes. Sprinkle grated Cheddar on top and bake for 15 minutes longer.

Yield: 

Makes 12 servings.

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Size of Zucchini

When zucchini/squash gets too large it gets tough and loses flavor. These vegetables are harvested before they get too large and it is not unusual to find about the same size zucchini/squash in the produce section of the store. For the sake of this recipe I would assume this is the size they are referring to. I would also probably use both zucchini and yellow squash for the recipe.

zucchini recipes

Right you are! We are not proposing that you use the giant zucchini that sometimes come out of the garden. The large squash you find in the produce section that are about 8 inches long will suffice. 

zucchini sausage squares

Is there a way to combine this recipe with cornbread so you would have zucchini sausage cornbread squares?

sausage cornbread

Oh yum! We bet you could make your favorite cornbread recipe and add some shredded zucchini (perhaps ½ cup) and some cooked sausages (perhaps cook some links and then slice them into pieces) and it would be delicious. Experiment and let us know how it goes!

zucchini sausage squares

Great suggestion. I'll get back to you when I try it. Thanks loads.

Zucchini sausage squares.

How many cups of Zucchini do 2 large zucchini equal? Are we talking thigh sized large or fore arm size large?

Measuring zucchini

Baking with zucchini can sometimes be difficult because of the water content. I found the best way to measure it is by weight, using a standard of 1 cup of zucchini equals 5 oz.

HOW MUCH ZUCCHINI?

Unfortunately, this doesn't answer the original question of how much grated zucchini to use in this recipe. It calls for "2 large". The question is, how large is large? One pound, 2, 3 or elephantine? Very subjective. It would be much more helpful if the ingredient list gave a measurement such as 1,2 or 3 cups of grated zuke. I, personally, wouldn't use more than 2 cups as it might make the dish too wet as there is no added flour. IMHO.

MY QUESTION, TOO

I was going to ask the same question. Currently, I have 2 zucchini in my fridge the size of a large man's arm (elbow to hand).
I may pass on printing out this recipe unless I have an accurate amount to measure into it. Although, I could use ~2 cups, which is a usual amount.