Savor the flavors of a delicious and nutritious Keto Zucchini Casserole that brings together the goodness of zucchini, creamy cheese, and savory seasonings. This low-carb casserole is perfect for those following a ketogenic diet or anyone looking for a comforting and satisfying dish. With its layers of tender zucchini and cheesy goodness, this casserole is a wonderful way to enjoy a keto-friendly meal that’s both indulgent and wholesome.
Keto Zucchini Casserole Recipe:
- 4 medium zucchinis, sliced into thin rounds
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Prepare Zucchini: Slice the zucchinis into thin rounds. You can use a knife or a mandoline slicer for even slices. Lay the slices on paper towels to absorb excess moisture.
- Prepare the Custard Mixture: In a bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, eggs, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.
- Assemble the Casserole: Grease a baking dish with cooking spray or a small amount of olive oil. Place a layer of zucchini slices on the bottom of the dish, slightly overlapping them. Sprinkle a portion of the shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese over the zucchini. Repeat this process to create layers until you’ve used up all the zucchini and cheese.
- Pour Custard Mixture: Carefully pour the custard mixture over the layered zucchini and cheese, making sure it’s evenly distributed.
- Bake: Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the custard is set. You can test the doneness by inserting a knife into the center – it should come out clean.
- Serve: Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool slightly before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness.
Nutrition Facts (Approximate):
- Serving Size: 1/6 of the casserole
- Calories: 260
- Total Fat: 22g
- Saturated Fat: 13g
- Cholesterol: 155mg
- Sodium: 330mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 6g
- Dietary Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 12g