Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Casserole

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Casserole ~ Great way to use your zucchini and spruce up any meal! This will be a new family favorite, trust me!

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Casserole ~ Great way to use your zucchini and spruce up any meal! This will be a new family favorite, trust me!

A friend recently gave me a bunch of zucchini and I wanted more for them than to wind up in zucchini bread (no offense, as I love zucchini bread!). I’m not even quite sure why I chose THIS particular way to use them, but it was a delicious way to slip some veggies and extra flavor into a cornbread-based casserole.

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Casserole was inspired by a recipe found at The original sounds great in its own right, but I thought it would be fun to use some additional ingredients to make it more my own.

Now, before we go any further I must mention about prepping zucchinis for cooking — baking especially. Zucchinis are very watery so be sure to prep yours beforehand so you don’t wind up with a soggy mess. I shredded my zucchini, put it in a colander in the sink and then lightly salted the zucchini shreds to draw out the extra water. I allowed it to sit for 45 minutes and then gently squeezed out any remaining liquid. This method works great for any juicy vegetables that could turn a recipe or salad into mush: tomatoes, cucumbers, squash. Just watch that you’re not too heavy-handed with the salt — a few little shakes do the trick but won’t over-salt your zucchini.

Once you’ve drained and gently squeezed the excess liquid from the zucchini, you’re ready to proceed with the remainder of the prep; I gathered my other ingredients while the zucchini and salt were doing their thing so I was ready to go the moment the zucchini was ready.

This is an incredibly easy and yummy dish — and easy to “make your own” with the addition of other vegetables, spices or cheese. Enjoy!

Other delicious zucchini dishes:

Cheesy Zucchini Rollups
Cheesy Zucchini Roll-Ups are the perfect way to enjoy garden fresh zucchini! Delicious cheeses, marinara & thin strips of zucchini in one tasty dish!

Zucchini Pizza Planks
Zucchini Pizza Planks are a fun way to liven up zucchini. With just a touch of pizza flavors, this summer veggie takes on new life.

Beer Battered Zucchini
beer battered zucchini and onion rings

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Casserole

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 8

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Casserole

Adapted from's Zucchini Cornbread Casserole.


  • 3 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced and diced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 package (8.5 oz) Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1/2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly chopped dill
  • 12 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4 oz. reserved for top)


  1. Grease 2-quart casserole dish and preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl mix all ingredients except the 4 oz. of reserved cheese.
  3. Evenly spread into casserole dish and top with reserved cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven for 50 minutes.

Cheesy Zucchini Cornbread Casserole ~ Great way to use your zucchini and spruce up any meal! This will be a new family favorite, trust me!

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  1. This sounds like a great way to use zucchini. This casserole sounds like it would have a great flavor to it.

  2. Looks luscious! Pinning!

  3. I made this casserole tonight and my husband couldn’t stop raving about it!! It was so very moist and the flavor was wonderful.. thank you..


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