This Sweet Potato Zucchini Casserole recipe is incredibly flavorful, gluten-free, and easy to make. It’ll be on your table in less than 30 minutes and is a one-pan meal loaded with protein, vitamins, and nutrients.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 medium zucchinis diced
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup onions chopped
- 1 garlic clove minced
- Salt and ground black pepper
- 1 cup homemade tomato sauce or any other sauce of your preference
- 2 medium sweet potato sliced
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
- Garnish with fresh parsley (chopped)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Add zucchini, salt, and pepper. Stir occasionally and cook for about 5 minutes. Set aside.
- In the same skillet, add onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent.
- Add the ground turkey and cook until the meat is not pink anymore. Make sure to break apart the meat with a spoon as it cooks.
- Add homemade tomato sauce, the cooked zucchini, salt, and pepper. Cook for more 3-5 minutes.
- In a greased baking casserole, place the slices of sweet potato in an even layer.
- Pour the ground turkey mixture into a baking dish.
- Top with mozzarella cheese.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
- Before serving sprinkle some fresh parsley.
- You can leave the skins on the sweet potatoes if you'd like. Just make sure you clean the potatoes thoroughly beforehand.
- The amount of zucchinis you need will depend on the size of them. While larger ones are great, they are a bit more watery compared to smaller zucchinis.
- I recommend shredding mozzarella from a block as it melts more smoothly than pre-shredded cheese.
- To store: Keep in mind that zucchini is a watery vegetable so the longer you store it, the more the texture changes (this is why I don't recommend freezing this). So, try eating this sweet potato zucchini casserole immediately or only keeping it for 2-3 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
- To reheat: Reheat the casserole in the microwave or oven until warmed through.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
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