Baked Sausage and Zucchini Casserole


Right here within the heat south, summer time squash continues to be rising and really plentiful on the farm markets.


2 massive zucchini lower lengthwise into skinny slices (9-10 slices)
1 cup Flour
1 egg overwhelmed with 1 tablespoon of water
2 cups Italian-flavored bread crumbs
¼ cup olive oil
1/2 candy onion diced
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 pound spicy Italian sausage sliced into skinny rounds
4 garlic cloves minced
Salt and black pepper to style
26-28 oz canned diced Italian tomatoes
¼ teaspoon purple pepper flakes if utilizing spicy sausage, extra if utilizing candy sausage
16 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced skinny
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup recent basil roughly chopped


Preheat the oven to 400 levels Fahrenheit and alter the oven rack to the center place.
Dredge the zucchini slices in flour blended with salt to style, egg wash, and bread crumbs.
In a big nonstick skillet over medium warmth, add the oil and warmth till extremely popular however not smoking.
Shallow fry the zucchini sliced till mild brown. Drain properly on paper towels.


Clear out the skillet and add the sausage slices. Cook dinner till brown on each side.
Add the onion and garlic and prepare dinner 3 minutes.


Add the tomatoes, purple pepper, basil, and Italian seasoning. Cook dinner till thickened, about 30. Alter salt and pepper to style.
In a 9×13 inch oiled baking dish alternate layers of zucchini, sausage sauce, and mozzarella slices. Sprinkle every layer with Parmesan.
Cowl with foil.
Bake at 400 levels Fahrenheit for 45 45 hours minutes till the casserole is effervescent.
Let relaxation for quarter-hour earlier than serving.
Add a salad and recent Italian bread to spherical out the meal.