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Zucchini Eggplant Succotash Casserole

I'm still on a casserole kick for my weekly lunch prep and this Zucchini Eggplant Succotash Casserole (what does succotash even mean? lol) did not disappoint!

Just like the Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole I posted a few weeks back, the portions are HUGE and super satisfying even with calories being on the lower end. This is a perfect option for lunch or dinner if you're trying to control calories but still want to enjoy a delicious, filling meal!

Prep Time:
20 mins
 Cook Time:
45 mins 
Total Time
65 mins

Servings: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken, turkey, or beef
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion (~110 grams), chopped
  • 3 large zucchini (~800 grams total), cut into 1-inch spheres
  • 1 large eggplant (~800 grams), cubed
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt (I always use Redmond Real Salt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon butter or oil and ground meat of choice and cook for about 5 minutes, just until browned. Using a slotted spoon, remove meat to a bowl and set aside.
  3. To the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon butter or oil, garlic, and onion and cook for 3 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Then add the remaining ingredients, stirring after each addition to ensure well combined.
  5. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring to a light boil. Cook for 5 minutes and then transfer to a casserole dish.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into desired portions.
Nutrition Per Serving (when cut into 4 portions): 304 Calories, 8g Fat, 28g Protein, 30g Carbs, 11g Fiber
 
Nutrition Per Serving (when cut into 6 portions): 205 Calories, 5g Fat, 20g Protein, 20g Carbs, 7g Fiber
 
 
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