Spring is in the air these days and summer vegetables are more prevalent at the grocery store. Zucchini has become one of my favorite summer vegetables, and this casserole is a great way to use the veggies in a keto-friendly way. Typically in the summer I prefer light dishes, bright salads and more berries and fresh vegetables, but sometimes there is a party or weekend meal that requires a hot dish. This is the perfect compromise that combines tender vegetables with a few higher fat components. It is extremely easy to pull together and tastes great, too.
Finally I cut the ends off the vegetables and then sliced both the yellow squash and green zucchini in half lengthwise; I then sliced them into thin half moon shapes. The thinner the slices, the more tender they will be when they are finished cooking. If you prefer to leave a little bite to the vegetables you can cut them a little thicker.
In a large mixing bowl I added the cream cheese and softened it in the microwave for 30 seconds. To that I added the green onions, basil, yellow onions, zucchini, yellow squash, parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, garlic powder and oregano.
I used a spatula to stir all the ingredients until fully combined, ensuring the cream cheese evenly coated each piece of zucchini and squash. I sprayed an 8×8 glass baking dish with non-stick spray and spooned the mixture in, baking uncovered for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes I removed the dish from the oven and added another 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese on top before putting it back in the oven for another 20 minutes to finish cooking. The cheese on top should be golden brown when it is done cooking. The squash is very tender and creamy and the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, along with the basil, bring a world of flavor to each bite. This is so simple to make, especially once all the ingredients are prepped, and will certainly please everyone who tries it. There may not be any leftovers when all is said and done! What are your favorite summer dishes? Let me know in the comments below!