Broccoli Cheddar Bites

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These bites can be eaten as a snack or with any meal.

1 large bunch of broccoli florets
2 eggs, lightly beaten
**1/2 cup, packed, torn fresh bread (no crust)
1/4 cup grated onion
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup (4 oz. 114g) packed, grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

*Substitution
1 cup milk
1/2 cup Bisquick

Preheat oven to 350F.

Place 1-inch of water in a pot with a steamer basket.  Steam the broccoli florets for 5 minutes, until just tender.  Rinse with cold water to stop the cooking.  Finely chop florets.  You should have 2 to 2 1/2 cups.

**Place the beaten eggs and torn bread in a large bowl.   Mix until the bread is completely moistened or

* Omit the bread and instead blend 1 cup milk, 2 eggs, and 1/2 cup Bisquick

Add the grated onion, mayonnaise,  cheese, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Stir in the minced broccoli.

Preheat oven to 350F.  Coat the wells of 2 mini muffin pans (1 dozen wells) with olive oil (so the bites don’t stick).  Bake for 25 minutes until cooked through and lightly browned on top.

If you don’t have mini muffin pans, you can cook by greasing a baking sheet and spoon large dollops of the mixture onto the pan.  Baking time is the same.

Source:    The original recipe is from http://www.simply recipes.com.  I have altered the recipe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ham & Zucchini Casserole

If you don’t know what to make with zucchini this is so easy.

1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
2 small zucchini, peeled
ham leftovers or approximately 1-2 cups of chopped ham
1 cup grated cheese (I used Tex Mex but any kind would do)
1 cup milk
2 eggs
3/4 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup Panko crumbs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Wash, peel, and shred zucchini in food processor. Put in a colander to let liquid from zucchini drain.

Remove skin on ham, cut into smaller pieces, then put into food processor and chop to desired size.

Sauté onion and garlic in large frying pan with a little olive oil until tender.  Add the ham and zucchini and warm the mixture for a couple of minutes. Drain.

Spray pie plate or casserole with non-stick spray.

Put the onion, garlic, ham, zucchini, and Panko crumbs in baking dish. Add spices, salt, and pepper.  Top with cheese.
Blend milk, eggs, and biscuit together and pour over mixture in baking dish.

Bake for 20 minutes until heated through and cheese bubbles and Browns.

Remove casserole from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!