German Zucchini Casserole – Authentic Recipe

german zucchini casserole

The German zucchini casserole is a wonderful dish that you will love. When zucchinis are ripe in summer you don’t know what to do with all of them. This casserole recipe is a good choice. It is easy to make and healthy. If you don’t want to add meat add more vegetables such as tomatoes, broccoli or cauliflower. If you prefer a meatless dish, just don’t use bacon. Happy Cooking!

Ingredients German Zucchini Casserole

750 g zucchini
400 g ground beef
200 g bacon, cubes (preferably German Speck) – optional
1/2 tsp clarified butter or oil
200 g cream cheese
2 garlic cloves
1 medium size onion
150 g grated cheese (Swiss cheese, cheddar, pepper jack etc)
salt, pepper to taste

Makes the perfect Salad – German Dressing with Dillknorr dill salad dressing

Cooking Instructions German Zucchini Casserole

  • Chop onion and garlic fine.
  • Heat clarified butter and saute onions and garlic until transparent.
  • Add ground beef and bacon that is cut in fine cubes.
  • Spice with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut zucchini in cubes (not too small).
  • Add cream cheese and zucchini. Let simmer for about 10 min on low to medium heat.
  • Place it into a fire proof form and add a layer of grated cheese on top.
  • Bake for 20-30 min on 390 F.


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