Great vegetable side dishes can be hard to come by, but this easy vegetarian zucchini casserole is a true winner. Simple to make and loaded with the Italian flavors everyone adores — garlic, tomatoes, herbs and Parmesan cheese — it's a terrific addition to your dinner table. Cheesy and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs, even kids will happily devour this dish.
If you’ve got a ton of zucchini from your garden at the end of summer (as anyone who has ever grown zucchini can understand), this casserole is an excellent way to use it up. At other times of the year, you can use store-bought zucchini or simply substitute winter squash. Delicate squash is ideal since it doesn’t need to be peeled, but you may need to add 10 or 15 minutes to the cooking time before removing the foil.